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Federal IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (with CD) by Patricia A. Kelley, Thomas G. Kessler

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CHAPTER 5

Integrating CPIC and Enterprise Architecture

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN, PHYSICIST

When program managers who do not have an IT background hear the term “enterprise architecture,” they either have no idea what it means or they assume it’s a complex IT subject that they have no stake in discussing. In a meeting on enterprise architecture, some might offer polite “I’m with you” gestures, make eye contact, or nod in support, all the while thinking, “I don’t need or want to know anything about this subject.”

It is essential to the success of the CPIC process that ITIRB members and investment sponsors understand and appreciate the role that enterprise architecture (EA) plays as a strategic resource (see ...

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