The primary stumbling block for EA is the relative lack of objective metrics. This lack of fact-based information makes the architecture easy to argue with or ignore, as different people have different opinions. In the IT Portfolio layer for example, facts about the quality, risk and complexity of an application are not collected at all – or worse – the answers become a “best guess”. This misses an ideal opportunity to assess an additional level of detail when trying to analyze the impact of change.
leanIX has created a possibility to link real metrics with the EA assets. The picture below illustrates possible information sources for these real-time metrics:
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