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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Staffing the function

Staffing the EA function is a challenge. To be effective, the group must have people who are respected for their technical knowledge and are able to communicate well using consensus and collaboration techniques. Finding people with the right combination of skills is difficult. Enterprise Architects may require higher salaries as compared to other staff within IT.

Winning the battle with the human resources department about salaries and reporting levels within the corporate hierarchy is possible through the use of industry benchmarks. Requesting that jobs be evaluated against similar roles in the same industry will help make the point about what type of people are needed within the architecture department. People working in ...

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