itscore_for_enterprise_archi_lesson 2.pdf - This research...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 14 pages.

This research note is restricted to the personal use of [email protected]This research note is restricted to the personal use of [email protected]ITScore for Enterprise Architecture andTechnology InnovationPublished: 18 January 2017ID: G00315968Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch, Brian BurkeGartner's ITScore for enterprise architecture and technology innovationprovides a maturity self-assessment based on eight dimensions of an EApractice. EA and technology innovation leaders can determine their current-state maturity and plan for improvements to build a world-class EAcapability.Key FindingsEnterprise architecture (EA) practice maturity is a key indicator of its effectiveness. Enterprisearchitects must understand their maturity level, identify their weaknesses, set achievable goalsand progressively remove the barriers to success.Gartner has de nedvelevels in our EA maturity model: nonexistent, reactive, functioning,integrated and ubiquitous.Progress along these velevels is de nedbased on the following eight dimensions: stakeholdersupport and involvement, team resources, architecture development method, organizationalintegration, deliverables, EA governance, metrics, and stakeholder perceptions.Achieving higher levels of maturity is not an end in itself; rather, higher EA maturity will lead toimprovements in strategic alignment and effective business change.RecommendationsEnterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders looking to build a world-class EAcapability must:Baseline their EA maturity by conducting a current-state maturity assessment using Gartner'sITScore for Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation online tool.Partner with their business and IT leaders by aligning their EA program to deliver the mostimpactful business outcomes.Discuss their results with Gartner to understand how the discipline of EA is currentlyimplemented in the organization and to plan for improvements.
This research note is restricted to the personal use of [email protected]This research note is restricted to the personal use of [email protected]Periodically update their ITScore, comparing it with previous scores to determine theeffectiveness of their EA improvement initiatives.Table of ContentsAnalysis..................................................................................................................................................3The EA Practice Develops Over Time...............................................................................................3Continuously Improve Your EA Practice............................................................................................4Overview of Maturity Levels or Phases....................................................................................................4Dimensions of the ITScore for Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Model..................6Level Descriptions..................................................................................................................................7Level 1: Nonexistent.........................................................................................................................7Characteristics............................................................................................................................7Recommended Actions for Improvement....................................................................................7Recommended Reading.............................................................................................................7Level 2: Reactive..............................................................................................................................8Characteristics............................................................................................................................8Recommended Actions for Improvement....................................................................................8Recommended Reading.............................................................................................................8Level 3: Functioning..........................................................................................................................8Characteristics............................................................................................................................8Recommended Actions for Improvement....................................................................................9Recommended Reading.............................................................................................................9Level 4: Integrated............................................................................................................................9Characteristics............................................................................................................................9Recommended Actions for Improvement....................................................................................9Recommended Reading...........................................................................................................10Level 5: Ubiquitous.........................................................................................................................10Characteristics..........................................................................................................................10Recommended Actions for Improvement..................................................................................10Recommended Reading...........................................................................................................10

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture