Enterprise architecture governance is a consensus-driven framework. Business and IT professionals use it to guide significant architecture decisions. The framework helps professionals oversee the delivery of business value from major enterprise-level architecture activities.
One of the primary reasons that enterprise architecture (EA) has soared in popularity in recent years is because of the realization that it is a business affair, as much as it is a technical concept. EA offers a blueprint for corporate IT strategies and can help align enterprise-wide IT initiatives with the business.
With many IT leaders forced to justify their group’s economic value, it’s more critical than ever to present executive managers with the right measurements for IT’s contributions. But most IT organizations fall short of this objective.
Whether implementing a common portal solution for a group of trade associations or helping city government agencies pool resources to implement enterprise solutions, one thing is clear: there are myths that must be exposed and clarity needed around the drivers for “success” in the “not-for-profit” and government workplace. These issues must be resolved before such organizations can achieve their potential through the use of business-driven metrics.