How Enterprise Architecture Aligns Business and Technology

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Enterprise Architecture is about alignment.

Are your investments taking you in the direction you expect to go?

EA programs align business and technology investments by treating the architecture of your organization as a set of building blocks — split by domain and perspective. A modern EA is made up of multiple domains, including:

EA Results
enterprise architecture building blocks

Within each domain, EA consultants will answer the "Six Ws" (what, where, who, when, why and how) as they assess:

  1. The assets and processes for each domain,
  2. How each domain relates to the other, and
  3. Where there is room for improvement

Projects must be aligned to strategy to deliver competitive advantages

Effective Enterprise Architecture means that projects will be aligned from the discovery stage, prioritized correctly, and sized accurately with both deliverables and change impact understood from the start.

Attributes of projects based in strong Enterprise Architecture:

Aligned from Discovery

Timed and Prioritized

Right
Sized

Deliverables Understood

Satisfy quality

Changes Understood

When you set up an accurate and optimized EA program, you’ll be able to more quickly answer the questions that arise from assessing alignment.

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