BiZZdesign launches its annual the State of Enterprise Architecture Survey. Following nearly two years of pandemic disruption, are Enterprise Architects closer to or further from the top table?
Two years of pandemic disruption have made the speed of change the number one business imperative. Most organizations have had little appetite for slow and incremental process improvement through these unpredictable times.
Instead, disruption has become the new normal. Businesses are not just responding to disruption; many have embraced disruptive innovation to gain a competitive advantage.
The relentless pursuit of speed poses a challenge to EA teams.
How can EA professionals participate in and deliver value to the numerous innovation projects around their organizations?
Disruptive innovation practices could easily obscure opportunities for EA pros to add value to organizations’ innovation workstreams. Innovators are working in new ways, in new places, with new tools, and with new business partners. Here are just a few that spring to mind:
Naturally, EA could be present and add value in all these situations. But without solid support from senior management and adequate resources, many EA practices will struggle to maintain oversight and governance across the diverse spectrum of innovation that the above examples illustrate.
How will 2022 pan out for Enterprise Architecture teams? Will history record this as your finest hour, or are you facing a year of missed opportunities and frustration? The answer will depend on the maturity of your EA practice, its power and influence across the organization, and your ability to keep up with the agile workstyle of innovation teams.
These are all themes that we’ll explore in this year’s the State of Enterprise Architecture survey. We hope that you’ll participate. Grab your refreshment of choice, and jump in.
The survey should take just less than 10 minutes, and there are three incentives to encourage thoughtful and complete submission:
This year’s report set’s out with four critical questions in mind:
You’ll be able to benchmark your EA practice against leaders and laggards on numerous dimensions, including:
We’ll explore whether EA maturity correlates with business agility and Agile adoption. We’re also keen to assess the extent to which EA teams have embraced Agile methods themselves, and whether that’s making a difference in EA’s influence and contribution to organizations’ innovation workstreams.
We’ll explore the prevalence of business-led application development methods such as low-code/no-code platforms and whether these risk undermining EA oversight and governance.
You’ll be able to benchmark your objectives for the year ahead, alongside other survey participants, including which emerging technology competencies your EA team needs to invest in and your top priorities to improve EA’s impact across your organization.
So, don’t hold back. To receive your copy of the report, first, have your say. You need to complete the survey to get your copy of the report. Thanks, we hope you take part.