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Enterprise Architecture Matters

Adrian Grigoriu

10 interview questions for an Enterprise Architect

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 - 1. What is EA and what is its scope? 
What is Business Architecture? 

- 2. What are the deliveries one can expect? 
And how would they look like. 

- 3. How do you design the EA?
The key few steps. 

- 4. What would be the key artifacts? 

- 5. How would the EA governance look like? 

- 6. How would you organise the team? 

- 7. What is a framework and what framework(s) would you use? 

- 8. What is the relationship to other enterprise functions such Solutions, Strategy, Programs and Change? 

- 9. How would EA support technology alignment to business? 

- 10. How would EA facilitate complexity and change management? 

Require past experience with examples of outcomes.

The CV may answer preliminary questions such as business and IT knowledge, experience in managing stakeholders, soft skills... 

The right candidate will vary though since each EA job is advertised differently.

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Adrian Grigoriu blogs about everything relating to enterprise and business architecture, SOA, frameworks, design, planning, execution, organization and related issues.

Adrian Grigoriu

Adrian is an executive consultant in enterprise architecture, former head of enterprise architecture at Ofcom, the spectrum and broadcasting U.K. regulatory agency and chief architect at TM Forum, an organization providing a reference integrated business architecture framework, best practices and standards for the telecommunications and digital media industries. He also was a high technology, enterprise architecture and strategy senior manager at Accenture and Vodafone, and a principal consultant and lead architect at Qantas, Logica, Lucent Bell Labs and Nokia. He is the author of two books on enterprise architecture development available on Kindle and published articles with BPTrends, the Microsoft Architecture Journal and the EI magazine. Shortlisted by Computer Weekly for the IT Industry blogger of the year 2011.

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