Or put in another way, when would an enterprise be driven to set up an Enterprise Architecture practice?
Here are a few reasons for starting an EA project.
- Rationalize / consolidate a large number of IT assets (data, application and infrastructure) that seem to have outgrown reasonable manageability (Reduce the complexity of IT Systems)
- Create a road-map on how IT will meet the business strategy in the years to come. ( Through performing a gap analysis after understanding the current and the target architectures)
- To enable an enterprise to be "agile".
- For the IT systems to be able to meet the changing business demands in very short cycles