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Six Best Practices for Enterprise Business Architecture

Published: 29 January 2009

ID: G00164812

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton


EBA is a relatively less mature enterprise architecture area, and many of the practices for defining EBA as part of an overall EA effort are emerging. Given this evolution, now is a critical time to seek out the practices your peers support that are working and delivering business value.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • 1. Get Agreement on EBA's Definition and Impact
  • 2. Define and Socialize a Common Language
  • 3. Focus on Higher-Level Business Capabilities
  • 4. Create a Business-Driven "Line of Sight"
  • 5. Understand Stakeholders' Pain and Passion Points
  • 6. Increase Stakeholder Buy-In

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