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Assess Your Enterprise Architecture Maturity

Because why wouldn’t you want to know how your EA department is doing?

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Contributors

  • Michael Fulton, CDO and Senior IT Strategy & Architecture Consultant, CC and C Solutions
  • Yasin Alsagoff, Senior Manager, Enterprise IT Architecture, Kamehameha Schools
  • Djamel Djemaoun, Senior Enterprise Architect, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Huw Morgan, Vice President of EA and IT Strategy, Economical Insurance

Your Challenge

  • Enterprise architecture (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 difficult to tie business value to doing an EA maturity assessment.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Measuring operational maturity can only get you so far. The true indicator of maturity is value realized by the organization.
  • The maturity target should be right-sized depending on organizational size and complexity. Reaching the top level of maturity isn’t necessarily appropriate for all EA departments.

Impact and Result

  • Assess the maturity of the EA department.
  • Understand what is required to mature an EA department, and define the organization’s optimal target maturity.
  • Create a roadmap of EA initiatives.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should complete the EA maturity assessment, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Complete the EA maturity assessment

Complete the EA assessment survey and go over the EA roadmap.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a two call advisory process.

Call #1 - Complete the EA assessment survey and go over the EA roadmap
Call #2 - Incorporate stakeholder feedback into the action plan

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Course information:

  • Title: Enterprise Architecture Course
  • Number of Course Modules: 6
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 2-2.5 hours
  • Featured Analysts:
  • Gopi Bheemavarapu, Research Director, CIO Advisory
  • Gord Harrison, SVP of Research and Advisory
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Guardian Shared Services Limited

$25,897

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Info on website is great. Working with Info-Tech analyst gives me the tools to succeed and best practices relayed are great.

Life Without Barriers

$9,628

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info-Tech expert took time to look into specifics of our problem / question.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

$1,500

2

Best: We think this stuff is really quite good and we can leverage a lot of it to reduce the effort to get to an operational stage. Worst: Challenge in finding ways to integrate recommended practices into our existing culture and environment.

Sanlam Life Insurance Limited

$87,823

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Best: Clarity on Solution Design RACI, being the responsibility of Solution Architect and Enterprise Architecture, backed up by a comprehensive Solution Architecture Document Template. Reviewing our current EA practices was also very valuable, THANKS Gopi!

eGov Jamaica Ltd.

$648

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Gopi is extremely patient and provided assistance in all areas as is required...Thankful for his assistance and look forward to his continued assistance.

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The engagement has been effective in shedding more light on grey aspects of EA implementation in my organisation.

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$25,384

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Alex was extremely helpful. The materials and advice he provided guided me in the development of the EA vision.