Step 1: Create a Roadmap for Your EA Practice

Learn from practical experiences and further your career as an Enterprise Architect. You too can become recognized as an influential leader.

This course contains a step by step guide using the tools and techniques that I have acquired over a 30 year IMIT career. I will walk you through how I determine the activities needed to achieve a level 5 Enterprise Architecture Maturity.

Similar to creating an EA Consolidated Roadmap for an organization you must start with an understanding of the vision for the EA Practice. Ideally all organizations should have a vision to achieve a level 5 maturity but not all leaders are willing to invest in something they do not completely understand.

My approach is to educate the organization while gaging the maturity level with a goal of having the senior executives ask… “What is the appropriate Enterprise Architecture Practice for our organization?” and not “Do we need an Enterprise Architecture Practice?”

This course focuses on 5 areas and each area is measured to determine the overall EA Maturity Level:

  1. EA Process and Activities – the tasks performed by the EA Team. EA is all about orchestrated change and it is the EA process and activities that put structure around organizational change. Having structure around change ensures potential risks and liabilities are addressed and that projects achieve all business goals and objectives.
  2. EA Team – the EA team consists of five architectural disciplines led by the Enterprise Architect. Each architectural discipline ensures their area of expertise is considered at all times. The leader bridges the gap between business and technical as well as strategic and operational.
  3. Governance – the vehicle to manage organizational change.
  4. Business Processes – what the organization does. Having a level 5 EA maturity means all processes are managed and monitored using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and change is based on metrics of how well each process is performing.
  5. Organizational Commitment – Enterprise Architecture must be embedded within the full organization to be successful. If there is not a commitment from the full organization a level 5 maturity will never be realized.

You will understand how to:

  • Determine the senior executive’s vision for an EA Practice,
  • Gage the organization’s current EA Maturity Level, and
  • Identify the activities needed to move your organization from a level 0 maturity to a level 5.

Course Instructor

Lisa Pantuso Lisa Pantuso Author

Lisa spent almost 30 years working in both the private and public sectors, and has a reputation for getting things done. As the Government CIO Senior Information Architect she led a cross government Enterprise Content Management initiative. The Provincial ECM Strategy was published in 2012 and recognized as the first Provincial Strategy to be endorsed by all Ministries. In 2020, Lisa left to start teaching others the approaches and techniques that have set her apart.

Enterprise Architecture Track


This course is only available as part of the EA Track

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