Why is it important to understand the people side of EA?

Category: Workforce

Enterprise architecture is as much about people and social interaction as it is about processes and resource utilization. Understanding each of these aspects of an enterprise is essential to the development of accurate views of the current architecture and relevant, meaningful views of the future architecture. \nInsight into the people aspect of enterprises is also important to the development of policy, standards, and an EA Management Plan that will be accepted by the enterprise. Moving from current to future states of the EA involves changes in processes and how people will communicate. Change involves moving from what is familiar to something unfamiliar, which is uncomfortable and/or threatening to many people. \nTherefore, there may be resistance to programs such as EA that cause or support changes in resources and processes throughout the enterprise.