How does EA help an enterprise view its strategic direction and goals?
The EA framework and methodology organizes EA documentation in a way that allows strategy to influence business and technology planning and decision-making. This is important especially in the documentation of future EA views. By first identifying what changes are anticipated in strategic goals and initiatives, subsequent documentation of business activities and technology resources can be completed in such a way as to promote alignment, efficiency, and effectiveness. Documenting strategy involves the identification of goals, initiatives, and outcome measures.