Thursday, September 03, 2009

Gartner Identifies Ten (very obvious) Enterprise Architecture Pitfalls

A new press release from Gartner Identifies Ten Enterprise Architecture Pitfalls. The list seems like a standard checklist of project/program governance & covers the obvious basics.
  1. EA Leadership - get someone with communications skills, not a tech focus!
  2. Stakeholders - duh!
  3. Business Engagement - see above
  4. Don't just focus on technical domain - consider business and information context too
  5. Focus on end-state - rather than spend an age documenting the current mess
  6. Don't let EA become an ivory tower - ensure the work with business and technical folk
  7. Measure it
  8. Don't focus on business units or boxes - how about processes and integration!
  9. Governance - get this sorted before starting the process, duh!
  10. Communication is important
I suppose this is a good summary, but it's hardly earth-shattering news or anything innovative.

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