The eternal conundrum in Enterprise Architecture (EA) is why businesses struggle to get tangible value. From the outset, EA promises to be the closest thing to a Holy Grail for the modern digital enterprise. Yet Gartner found that only half of companies succeeded on their first attempt at implementation. A meager 16% of all companies surveyed actually gained measurable business value from their EA practice. Furthermore, EA teams often find it challenging to present Enterprise Architecture and ROI on EA projects in a compelling way to the rest of the organization.
To understand this EA value paradox, scrutiny should be turned to the foundational frameworks and methodologies of the industry as a whole as well as a vast majority of supporting tooling.