Traditional maturity assessments rely on a narrow perspective, and measure value indirectly. We measure value directly by engaging stakeholders, giving a broader and more diverse perspective.
Perception is reality, and the best measure of enterprise architecture maturity is the perceived value to the organization.
This research is designed for:
- Head of Enterprise Architecture (EA)
- Domain Architects
- Solution Architects
- Diagnose the maturity level of EA.
- Understand the various components of a maturity assessment.
- Map initiatives to improve EA’s maturity.
- EA departments need a benchmark to improve themselves against.
- EA teams need a way to determine what the right initiatives are.
- Most maturity assessments do not measure the value that EA provides.
- Many organizations have mandated assessments each year for their EA programs.
- EA departments are not always sure which areas to improve or how to yield the greatest benefit to the organization.
- Even if EA teams are achieving benefits, they do not always have the opportunity to show the investment justification to the business.
- It is hard to tie business value to doing an EA maturity assessment.
- Measure EA maturity from the perspective of the business, IT, and EA to accurately measure whether EA is adding stakeholder value.
- Link EA maturity levels to business value to justify continual EA support and investment.
- Use a prioritized list of action items to improve the maturity of the EA department.