Gartner Research

Communicating the Value of EA to CFOs

Published: 24 November 2008

ID: G00163404

Analyst(s): Deborah Weiss


Enterprise architecture teams need to take proactive action to include chief financial officers in their communications plans as the primary stakeholders of EA deliverables and excellent sponsors.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Situation
  • Complications
  • Implications
  • Answers
  • Understanding the CFO
  • Mitigating Risk
    • Improving Investment Management Through Key EA Deliverables
    • Using EA to Improve Portfolio Management
    • Drive Effective Governance and Compliance
    • Support Financial Management
  • Investment Management — Using the Business Context
  • Optimize Your Portfolio — Using the EA Migration Plan
  • Governance and Compliance — Using the Future-State Architecture
  • Support Financial Management — Expand the Business Architecture
  • Techniques for Selling EA to the CFO
  • Communicating EA Value to the CFO

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