In the next three years, more enterprises will reposition their Enterprise Architecture practices to become architecture truly at the Enterprise level, going beyond using “Enterprise” as a mere prefix to what, in reality, has been an IT-centric architecture. There will be a critical mass of enterprises doing this — enough to make Enterprise Architecture understood as what it should have been in the first place.
What are some of the changes we will see in Enterprise Architecture (EA) as this trend goes mainstream?
- More Business and IT collaboration in the activities of Enterprise Architecture
- More Enterprise Architects with skills that are enterprise-grade skills
- Enterprise Architecture that includes Business Architecture as the frame within which the other domains of Enterprise Architecture fill in the picture
- Business-Technology Roadmapping as a way to align an enterprise’s technology future with its business future
[Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series.]