Complete the survey by using the slider to indicate the closet match to your organization for the topics in each of the following four sections:

  • Perspective
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Transformation
Once completed view the dashboard to see a high level overview of your organizations Enterprise Architecture team.

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Right balance between big picture & technical reality on the ground.
Technology focused, no broad vision.
Ivory tower concepts and strategy.

Organizational setup

Independent organization unit, reporting to CIO.
Directly part of the IT organization.


Equally connected to business and IT.
Primarily IT, few business ties.
Main connections to higher management.

Team composition.

Mix of business experts, IT architects and go-betweens.
Technical experts.
Management consultants.



A few guiding principles that are kept at all times.
Break rules culture, standards ignored.
Many standards blindly followed.


A few core accepted up to date processes.
Very few or no EA processes.
Comprehensive rigid process framework.


Continuous communication between stakeholders.
Random, everyone talking to everyone.
Only along strictly defined channels.

Role of EA.

Formal guide, mentor, and auditor.
Advisor, formal but little authority, ownership or accountability.
Intimidating enforcer of rules.



Parallel scenarios to remain flexible.
No vision at all.
One single firm vision of future.


Continuously revised plan for foreseeable time.
No planning or strategic initiatives.
Meticulous planning for long term.


Balance between present and future.
Reactive mode, focus on todays problem.
Proactive mode, intense focus on future.



Applications replaced to a consistent criteria.
Maintenance of existing systems.
Applications thrown out in rapid succession.


Case by case design of new capabilities .
Functional enhancements.
Creating new systems.


Spread across old and new.
New systems created externally, in house maintenance.
New systems in house, external maintenance.

Readiness to take risk.

Moderate, taking risks when needed.
Conservative, focus on operability.
High, aggressive risk taking.


This EA Dashboard and survey are based on the concepts detailed in 'Collaborative Enterprise Architecture: Enriching EA with Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 Practices'. Details of the 'Caricatures of Enterprise Architecture' and approaches to using the dashboard yardstick are contained.

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture - Stefan Bente, Uwe Bombosch, Shailendra Langade

The Dashboard gauges used on this page use the javascript library developed by Ruwan J Egoda Gamage.

Javascript Gauges