What are the most important steps for enterprise architecture and what are the most common challenges?

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Director of IT in Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
To start, I am not an EA.  But, I expect the EA team to contribute by defining and holding firm to an efficient and cost effective application and technical infrastructure.  They should root out redundancy and recommend new products and services to make our business more efficient while also holding the line on unnecessary costs.
Director of IT in Manufacturing, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
when we create corporate architecture, we must use cobit/ITMS framework
Chief Technology Officer in Media, 2 - 10 employees
Enterprise architecture (EA) is a strategic approach to designing, organizing, and managing an organization's information technology infrastructure and business processes to achieve its business goals. It involves defining the structure and operation of the organization and aligning business strategy with IT strategy.
CIO in Construction, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
One of the major challenges is the aligning enterprises architecture team with business team on their requirement as per organisations long term strategy, as most of the changes done to meeting short term business goals and have major effect on the enterprise’s architecture.
Chief Information Security Officer in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
1. Simplification
2. Easy ops
3. Cost optimised 
Director of IT, Self-employed
Technology Selection:

Select the appropriate technology solutions and platforms to support the target architecture.
Consider factors like scalability, security, and alignment with business goals.

Governance and Standards:

Establish governance processes and standards to ensure that architecture decisions align with business objectives.
Define roles and responsibilities for architecture stakeholders.

Implementation and Migration:

Execute the roadmap by implementing architectural changes.
Monitor progress and adjust the plan as needed.

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