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Friday
Apr012011

Cutter Report - How to Measure Success: Use EA to Define Architecture

I have just read the Cutter Report by Michael Rosen on the success or otherwise of enterprise architecture. 

Here are some points that struck me as interesting:

"77% report that they have architectural models representing their current state. Somewhat fewer, 56% report that they have models representing their future state. This could indicate that many organizations have more of a focus on managing complexity, which requires a good understanding of the current state and less focus on alignment/strategy."

"organizations with a disdain for agile (no integration) report the highest percentage of overall EA effectiveness"

"37% of EA organizations have no way to measure EA success"

"6%, have a mature and well-established program"

There are many more interesting insights into the current state of EA but I think I would get in trouble if I relayed more of them...

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I have done some writing around what it takes to get to a successful program with regard to real business value from EA at http://mbaoutcome.blogspot.com/2012/08/enterprise-architecture-and-road-to.html
Essentially, with the idea that EA is supposed to provide you with real intelligence from which you can run your business. I'd love to get your thoughts.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua Millsapps

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