Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge
Using an EA

Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is the activity of making decisions about investments based on strategic vision, goals, and organizational needs and measuring outcome-based performance. EA can be used as a tool to influence an organization's portfolio management outcomes by illustrating gaps across business functions and/or AS-IS and TO-BE states, which may lead to investment recommendations to resolve gaps. In addition, EA can influence an organization's investment practices such as focusing IT reuse and shared information/licensing versus redundant purchasing of IT or business services. EA also enables an organization to monitor its investments performance determining whether the organizationís business needs are being met.

This topic area offers EA practitioners guidance, case studies, and other references that highlight how to use EA to influence an organizationís portfolio management and insight into how other organizations have used EA to manage their business and technical investments.

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Using an EA