Who is responsible for execution of the EA program and EA methodology?
The executive sponsor must provide the Chief Architect with enough resources (e.g., budget, personnel, hardware/software, and facilities) and the authority to be able to properly establish the EA program. The Chief Architect should be accountable for EA program resources. The second step in the EA methodology is for the Chief Architect and EA team to identify all of the steps in the methodology that the enterprise needs in order to create an effective EA program. The important thing to remember in starting an EA is to have an actionable methodology that will guide program implementation and subsequent documentation activities, as well as reduce the risk of the EA program losing focus, effectiveness, and value.