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Can Document Review Inquiry help improve Enterprise Architecture Outcomes?

by James McGovern  |  April 3, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

Do you know what a Document Review Inquiry is? Sadly, I didn’t know what one was until I joined Gartner. After interacting with Gartner analysts over dozens of years while working at various Fortune 100 enterprises, I never came to appreciate how much more effective I could have been if I only had known about Document Review Inquiry.

As a Gartner client, you can request that Gartner analyst review “things” you produce. “Things” could be presentations, architecture roadmaps and blueprints and more. Document reviews provide a way to get tangible feedback on your plans and will help serve as a second set of eyes. It is important to note that this is not just brainstorming with you, but is specific feedback.

Some Gartner clients have asked different analysts to review materials for different perspectives. Imagine a scenario where you are developing an enterprise technology roadmap and having the ability to have not one but three different analysts provide you with insight. One analyst may comment from the perspective of enterprise architecture, another from the perspective of solution architecture and another still based on the vendors of your chosen solution.

Did you know that there is even an option of receiving a written response? You don’t always have to arrange for a phone call to be scheduled and the pains of synching up calendars. Did you also know that if you are attending a Gartner event that you can request a Document Review Inquiry that happens in-person?

If I have succeeded in wetting your palate for Document Review Inquiry and you will be attending either the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit in Orlando or London, my team and I would love the opportunity help you deliver better outcomes via Document Review Inquiries.

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James McGovern
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
28 years IT Industry

James McGovern is a Research Director responsible for conducting research in the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation areas. James is specifically focused on how organizations can use business-outcome-driven EA to respond to disruptive trends and leverage technology to deliver successful business outcomes. Read Full Bio

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