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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Consultant 101

Every member of this author team has been a consultant, and what will be said here may be shocking but is based upon actual consulting experiences. Many organizations successfully hire consultants to provide guidance on IT strategy and enterprise architecture, while others fail to do likewise. Some people are not savvy to the tricks of the consulting trade and are clueless about what to look for. Since advice from others can result in the success or failure of enterprise architecture, we provide several tips to make sure you get the right consultant.

First, make sure that what you see is what you get. In larger consulting firms, typically a partner and one or more of the best employees will make sales calls to impress their potential ...

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