Enterprise Architecture Survey Results
from the January 2010 DDJ State of the IT Union Survey
|This survey was performed during the month of February 2010 and there was 374 respondents. The survey was announced in my January 2010 DDJ newsletter, Tragic Mistakes When Adopting Test-Driven Development (TDD), in Jon Erickson's blog, and on the IT Surveys page.||
The survey results will be summarized in my March 2010 Agile Update in Dr. Dobb's Journal.
Some findings include:
Table 1. Reported effectiveness of existing enterprise architecture programs (ratings -10 to +10).
Improved system integration
|Improved IT governance||3.3|
|Team follows common technology infrastructure||3.3|
|Improved business efficiency||3.2|
|Improved data integrity||3.2|
|Continuity of organizational knowledge||3.0|
|Improved business governance||3.0|
|Improved audit compliance||2.9|
|Improved risk management||2.9|
|Increased technical integrity||2.8|
|Reduced operating costs||2.5|
|Improved enterprise decision making||2.5|
|Reduction of waste||2.3|
|Improved support for multi-vendor projects||1.8|
|Improved outsourcing initiatives||1.3|
|Reduction of technical complexity||0.8|
Table 2. Reported importance of success factors for existing enterprise architecture programs (ratings -10 to +10).
Active involvement of business leaders
|Active involvement of IT leaders||5.7|
|Enterprise architects are active participants on project teams||5.5|
|Enterprise architects are trusted advisors of the business||5.5|
|Flexible enterprise architects||5.1|
|Having a business case for EA efforts||4.5|
|Continuous improvement/evolution of EA artifacts||4.5|
|Master data management (MDM)||2.8|
Table 3. Reported reasons for cancelling enterprise architecture programs (ratings -10 to +10).
Insufficient time provided
|Project teams didn't take advantage of the EA||3.2|
|Too difficult to measure benefits||2.5|
|Enterprise architects perceived as "ivory tower"||2.5|
|Development teams couldn't wait for enterprise architects||2.5|
|No perceived benefit of EA program||2.0|
|No executive endorsement||1.7|
|Enterprise architects weren't sufficiently flexible||1.5|
|Enterprise architects perceived as impediment to success||1.5|
|EA perceived as not viable||0.0|
|Cancelled due to political issues||-0.6|
|EA program successful but terminated||-1.9|
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