Without a clear vision that the Enterprise can
understand, agree and believe in, any attempt to increase one’s maturity will
Here we set out the fundamental reasons (Goals) why an increase in maturity is desirable, the
means by which we will achieve them (Strategies,
Tactics) and what we must do (Objectives).
The Goals of Enterprise Architecture are dependent upon and support an
existing Enterprise Goal (shown in grey) - to Increase the Effectiveness,
Efficiency, Agility and Durability of the entire
Enterprise. If it is not, the first thing to do is to
get the Strategy creators to either explicitly add it, or explicitly state that
it is not a Goal.
The Goal of Enterprise Architecture - to
Increase the Effectiveness, Efficiency, Agility and Durability of Enterprise Transformation - defines
the purpose of Enterprise Architecture and therefore EA’s
whole existence relies on this Goal to be specified in the Enterprise Strategy.
If it is not, the second thing to do is to get the Strategy creators to either
explicitly add it, or explicitly state that it is not a Goal.
Either way is OK. It is for the Executive
Board to decide if these goals are required or not. If they do decide that
these goals are valid and required, we can help to achieve them. If not we will
ignore them and therefore an increase in Enterprise Architecture maturity will
not be required.
Do these Goals exist in your