How was Training?


Useful insight to EA and the benefits it could bring. - Technical Consultant, Experian, UK, Mar 2013

Recommend PEAF?


Yes - Although I have not practiced it, but this appears to me a well thought out framework and process to be a strong alternative to other frameworks such as TOGAF. - IT EA Manager, Los Angeles World Airports, USA, May 2010

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The purpose of governance is to ensure that as change happens on a daily basis, that change is guided in accordance with the bigger strategic and long term picture of the Enterprise.

Governance must not put up barriers and stop work from happening, but should allow decisions to be made in the context of the implications and the Enterprise Debt that may be incurred.

Even though strategic plans are put into place, it is not long into the financial year that events can overtake an Enterprise where those plans need adjustment. In addition, by the time work gets down to the projects and programmes to carry out the work, the strategic intent can be easily lost amongst the (rightly) blinkered focus of projects.


Over-arching statements that convey the philosophy, direction or belief of an Enterprise.

Serve to "guide" people in making the right decisions for the Enterprise.


Focus on desired results, not on means of implementation.

Policies always state required actions, and may include pointers to standards.


A mandatory action or rule designed to support and conform to a policy.

A standard should make a policy more meaningful and effective.



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