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Gartner Report

8 Steps to Start a High-Impact EA Practice


Over the past decade, Gartner has observed a resurgence in enterprise architecture (EA) and the need for many organizations to start a formal EA practice.

However, as this report highlights,"the greatest challenge that newly appointed and experienced chief enterprise architects (CEAs) most often face is knowing where to begin, which imperatives to consider and what actions to take".

In this research, Gartner details the 8 steps and best practices that successful CEAs follow to start a high-impact EA practice.

For each step, the report covers:

  • Questions to ask, the identified challenges, explanations, solutions, and actions to take
  • Links to related Gartner research to help provide additional insight

Gartner, 8 Steps to Start a High-Impact EA Practice, Saul Brand, Marcus Blosch, 21 February 2024.
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