What your EA Stakeholders do not care about

This is a list of things your EA Stakeholders do not care about. I always have to retell myself as well as tell clients:

  1. Business doesn’t care how clean your IT architecture is.
  2. Your stakeholders don’t care how long you spent on creating a report/diagram.
  3. Your stakeholders don’t care whose fault the problems are.
  4. Your stakeholders don’t care how great it will be once all the data is in the EA tool.
  5. EA stakeholders/Business/CIOs don’t care about how important this is to you.
  6. Your stakeholders don’t care what you think they should be interested in.
  7. Your stakeholders don’t care how amazing the next year will be after you completed all this data gathering.
  8. Your stakeholders don’t care what you expected or were promised (by a tool vendor/consultants).
  9. Your stakeholders don’t care how important this is to you.
  10. Your stakeholders don’t care how hard it was to get something run through an EARB (EA Review Board).
  11. Your stakeholders don’t care how easy it is for you to use this EA Tool.

Most of it is obvious and clear, but it still is worthwhile to be reminded of it and incorporate it into daily actions.

And you can always extend them, e.g.

  • Business doesn’t care how clean your IT architecture is, but how fast you can change something.

– Copy from what I blogged for SMART360°Biz.

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2 Responses to What your EA Stakeholders do not care about

  1. John Polgreen says:

    Great reality check – will keep us humble…

  2. Pingback: If in doubt leave it out – 10 Golden Rules of Enterprise Architecture | KarstenVoges – Enterprise Architecture, Startup, Lean

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