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Five Best Practices for Building the Enterprise Architecture Team

Published: 29 January 2009

ID: G00164979

Analyst(s): Richard Buchanan, Betsy Burton


One of the greatest challenges faced by chief architects is to facilitate, engage, inspire and coordinate people from across the enterprise to work as a team. Failure in this critical activity can doom an EA initiative.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Recommendation
  • Document the EA team's mission, roles and objectives in a formal charter.
  • Build diversity into the EA team.
  • Seek out well-rounded architects.
  • Ensure the team includes people with strong credibility and clout.
  • Focus on building job satisfaction and "esprit de corps."

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