Define an EA Operating Model
Create an EA operating model that aims to deliver on the EA value proposition.
With an appropriate EA operating model in place, the EA team will be focused on doing only the necessary things that help them deliver on the established mandate.
- Many EA programs fail to deliver on promised benefits. EA teams take the path of least resistance and fail to consider the implications of decisions that they make – and decisions that they don’t make – about the way they operate.
- Overreliance on frameworks can make an EA group inflexible and overly bureaucratic. By strictly following a framework such as TOGAF or Zachman, it can be difficult for an organization to adapt in a timely manner to its unique issues.
- EA groups make enterprise-affecting decisions in isolation, leading to misalignment. With a lack of stakeholder engagement, an EA group may not consider all relevant perspectives when making decisions that impact the entire enterprise.
- Place and structure the EA team to ensure that it is best positioned to deliver the identified services.
- Create an engagement model to seamlessly integrate EA activities into the way the organization does business.
- Adopt a governance approach that encourages collaboration without being overly intrusive.
- Create an architecture development framework that tailors best practices and industry frameworks to your organizational context.
- Increase your chances of success by creating a practical operational plan.
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