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Thirteen Worst Enterprise Architecture Practices

Published: 28 January 2009

ID: G00164424

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton


To keep EA efforts on the path toward success, it is as important for EA teams to understand the "worst practices" as it is the "best practices" for supporting EA. We outline some of the worst practices and provide action for how clients can avoid these situations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Key Finding
  • No Link to Strategic Planning and Budget Process
  • Strict Following of EA Frameworks
  • Overstandardization
  • Analysis Paralysis
  • Lack of Business Focus
  • "Ivory Tower" Approach
  • Lack of Open Communication
  • Lack of a Feedback Loop
  • Technology Driving the Architecture
  • Technical Talent and Skill Set
  • Tools Driving EA
  • Focusing on the Current State First or Primarily
  • "We're Done"

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