EA Myths

Four myths that hide the true value from Enterprise Architecture!

I recently wrote about four EA Myths on The Cutter Blog.

These four myths are related to my research: “How do we demonstrate the value of EA or justify architectural overhead?” I believe that by far the biggest problem in demonstrating the value of EA is a mind-set that perpetuates certain misconceptions! In brief these four myths are that: EAC Logo

  1. EA is optional. It isn’t!
  2. EA is no different than many other disciplines. It actually has quite distinct characteristics!
  3. Calling yourself an enterprise architect is enough. No! You have to think like one too!
  4. EA only produces value when a new architectural state is implemented and operational. It actually delivers value throughout the strategy/execution cycle.

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