Your Challenge It is difficult to start the project, engage the right people, and find the necessary requirements to drive the value of an enterprise architecture operating model. It is challenging to navigate the common enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks and right-size them for your organization. The EA practice may struggle to effectively collaborate with the business when making decisions, resulting in outcomes that fail to engage stakeholders. Our Advice Critical Insight The benefits of an EA program are only realized when all components of the operating model enable the achievement of the program goals and objectives. Many times organizations overplay the governance card while ignoring the motivational aspects that can be addressed through the organization's structure or stakeholder relations. Info-Tech’s methodology ensures that all components of an EA operating model are considered to optimize the performance of the EA program. Impact and Result Place and structure your EA team to address the needs of stakeholders and deliver on the previously created strategy. Create an engagement model by understanding each relevant process of COBIT 5 and make stakeholder interaction cards to initiate conversations. Recognize the need for governance and formulate the appropriate boards while considering various policies, principles, and compliance. Develop a unique architecture development framework based on best-practice approaches with an understanding of the various architectural views to ensure the creation of a successful process. Build a communication plan and roadmap to efficiently navigate through enterprise change and involve the necessary stakeholders.