Gartner Report: Predicts 2023: Enterprise Architecture Charts New Path for Postdigital Era

Enterprise Architecture as the driver of business goals

As the holiday season is in full swing, many of us are already well into 2023 mentally. What is the new year going to bring, and how should you adapt to changes?

Great timing, then, to take a look at Gartner’s ‘Predicts 2023’ for Enterprise Architecture.

“Executives will set new expectations of enterprise architecture, going beyond traditional management of the internal IT department and IT estate. It will be up to the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation leaders to determine how to change the EA practice to meet these expectations.”

So what should they consider?

Key takeaways from the report

  • “The focus of EA upon solution delivery and design support alone hampers the greater value that the discipline of EA can provide.”
  • “Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) concerns are set to continue. Business architecture is vital to bridge the gap between understanding VUCA’s impact on the organization, and developing and executing business and information and technology strategy in response to it.”
  • “Responsibility for digital delivery has been shifting from the IT organization into the business, driven by the business desire for more control and ownership. This risks organizations becoming fragmented and inefficient.”
  • “Enterprise architecture (EA) governance and assurance have evolved to accommodate the democratized organization, and the shift from project to product, by influencing and co-creating architectural guardrails.”

Gartner Report: Predicts 2023: Enterprise Architecture Charts New Path for Postdigital Era

Gartner, Predicts 2023: Enterprise Architecture Charts New Path for Postdigital Era, By Philip Allega, Saul Brand, Marcus Blosch, Bill Blosen, Andreas Frangou, Andrei Razvan Sachelarescy, 28 November 2022.

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