Sometimes people find it difficult to see the unique contribution of EA. So what is it that makes EA distinctive? Here are five things that the best enterprise architects do, and some tips from TOGAF on how you can follow their example.
TOGAF makes a big point of the need for good stakeholder management, devoting the whole of Chapter 24 to the subject, while Step 2 in Phase A: Architecture Vision describes the process to Identify Stakeholders, Concerns, and Business Requirements.
Commonly, it is misunderstood that IT has a direct influence on business value. Instead, the business processes are those that have direct impact on creating business value (see the first BPM principle), where IT just supports or automates those business processes.