Mary Knox here. I was excited to see the announcement that, beginning today, a brand new global enterprise architecture (EA) study is being conducted by the newly formed EA Research Center at Penn State University, in collaboration with Gartner and other enterprise architecture associations. Gartner will be receiving a copy of the results as an input for our research – and I personally am hoping to get a subset of the data specific to financial services firms so we have one more point of reference as we study and forecast architectural trends in the industry, and identify best practices.
The study focuses on three areas related to enterprise architecture:
1) EA Framework Usage – a profile of how the popular EA frameworks and methodologies are used in how they have been adapted and modified into “hybrid” approaches
2) EA Value Measurement – a profile of how the value of enterprise architecture is measured in a large cross-section of organizations and industries
3) Demographic of People that Lead EA Functions – a profile of the people in leadership roles in enterprise architecture
Please forward this link to the lead architect in your firm: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EASURVEYLEADERS, and ask him or her to complete the survey. This is a great opportunity to participate in a collaborative effort to better understand trends and best practices in enterprise architecture – both overall and hopefully specific to our industry as well!