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Five Questions the CIO Should Be Asking About Enterprise Architecture

Published: 29 April 2009

ID: G00167384

Analyst(s): Anne Lapkin


In the current economic climate, an effective enterprise architecture program is a necessity, not a luxury. These five questions will help CIOs ensure that the EA initiative is on track to deliver business value.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Is the value proposition of the EA initiative specific to the enterprise and articulated in business terms?
  • Has the value proposition been refocused as enterprise priorities have changed?
  • Do the architects emphasize the value of the process rather than the value of the deliverables?
  • Are performance metrics being used, and are they business-focused?
  • Is effective governance in place to ensure that the architecture vision is being realized?

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