Enterprise Architecture with Excel, Visio and Powerpoint - The Recipe for Zero Business Value

At BiZZdesign we’ve had many engagements throughout the years where we were brought in to breath new life into failing enterprise architecture initiatives. A common denominator across many of these projects was replacing home ground enterprise architecture tools. Specifically an ineffective trinity comprising on Excel, Visio and PowerPoint. In our experience many organizations find it appropriate to start of an EA practice with cheap, home grown solutions, The thinking is that once some value has been achieved, they then (maybe) graduate to a professional fit for purpose tool, That usually how the story goes. We believe this approach is backwards and this paper going into detail behind that thinking .