Competencies and Responsibilities of Enterprise Architects

A Jack-of-All-Trades?
  • Claudia Steghuis
  • Erik Proper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 10)


This paper is not concerned with enterprise architecture as a product or as a process, but rather concerns itself with the professionals who are responsible for the creation of the products and the execution of the associated processes: the enterprise architects.

We will discuss the responsibilities of enterprise architects, as well as the basic competencies and personality types which an enterprise architect is expected to have in meeting these responsibilities. Since enterprise architects are likely to operate in teams we also discuss the competencies needed to effectively work in teams.

The presented results are based on existing studies into the skills of architects, surveys conducted among enterprise architects, as well as the experience of our organisations in teaching future enterprise architects.


Enterprise architecture competencies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Steghuis
    • 1
  • Erik Proper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CapgeminiUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Radboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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