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The Vicious Cycle of Enterprise Architecture

        posted by , June 21, 2011

When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout.
~ Laurence Peter

Enterprise Architecture is a truly dangerous profession that:

- has unwieldy scope encompassing business, systems, data and technology architecture.
- can be highly political
- requires deep and diverse skills
- is widely misunderstood
- risks being perceived as needless overhead

With so many challenges — EA teams must be careful to find a effective value proposition.

Vicious Cycle of Enterprise Architecture

There are more ways to do EA wrong than right. EA is fraught with pitfalls and political landmines.

EA teams that fail to establish a effective value proposition and stick to it — face a cycle of declining support and confidence leading to a loss of EA maturity.

virtuous cycle of enterprise architecture

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