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Effective EA Governance - Gartner Symposium

Betsy Burton
EA governance needs to be driven by biz strategy
Applying artifacts, models and frameworks to move biz towards a future state
Most companies are doing technical architecture

Gartner - 88% of CEOs are looking for IT strategic value
60% of CEOs prefer to adopt technology with manageable risk
EA has a unique role to play

Why is EA governance critical?
By 2013 there will be no distinction between biz and IT strategies
McKinsey survey - how tightly coupled are biz and IT strategies? "IT in the new normal"

EA is about making better biz decisions
Linchpin between biz strategy and possible response
EA is never done, continually going on

Governance - the biggest issues are related to business, people and process
So EA governance is really about allocation of decision rights and the required processes, policies associated with those rights
Control is an illusion; blurring of roles, decisions rights
Eg biz folks buying IT outside the org through SaaS; IT is not included
Eg consumer technology group making decisions on mobility, social, media
- the idea of governance therefore is becoming more important - you cant force them
Need to work in a different way

Nature of EA Governance
Corp governance - how should I be running my biz; driven by org culture
EA governance- how do we move towards a future state

Two styles of metrics
1) is my EA maturing, is it progressing
2) biz exec metrics such as revenue and aligning to the KPIs
Embed into the investment decisions
Embed into planning process
Tailored for the organization
Integration into existing disciplines and structures

Hype Cycle for EA - G00201646
EA just now coming out of trough of disillusionment

Eg Syngenta - governance is a cohesive, integrated process
arch compliance, PPM alignment, biz strategy alignment, IT investment decisions

Understand your EA Archetype - four quadrants - local/enterprise, tactical/strategic
Identify corporate style and culture
Identify your governance style from these

EA bridges supply governance (how to do) and demand governance (what to do)
Helps visualize the options
- biz and IT strategy validation
- operational planning
- IT investment portfolios
- investment evaluation criteria

Identify Corp culture
- values, norms, behaviors
- how do people work together

Identify the Governance style
- feudal, federal, duopoly, anarchy, biz monarchy, IT monarchy, blended

Match EA Approach to Governance style
- traditional, federated, middle-out, managed diversity, blended
- don't accidentally fall into blended; purposely pick it


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