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First 100 Days: The Agenda for First-Time Enterprise Architecture Development Efforts

Published: 10 December 2008

ID: G00160477

Analyst(s): Philip Allega


A new enterprise architecture initiative must make a positive impact quickly. An effective agenda for the "first 100 days" will focus on delivering the first set of artifacts that engage key management stakeholders.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The Agenda for the First 40 Days: EA Foundation
    • Completing an APMA
    • Creating the EA Team
    • Defining the EA Program Scope and Charter
    • Creating a First-Cut EA Project Plan
    • Defining and Creating Governance Mechanisms
    • Creating a Communication Plan
  • The Agenda for Days 41 to 70: Common Requirements Vision
    • Understanding the Business Context
    • Identifying Common Requirements
  • The Agenda for Days 71 to 100: Principles
    • Establish a First Set of Principles
  • Conclusions

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