This is the fourth in a series of white papers from Karl Schulmeisters on Best Practices in moving to an Enterprise Architecture discipline. The first was an overview: Enterprise Architecture (EA) Inside Out or Outside In.  The second paper, Enterprise Architecture (EA) Inside Out dived into some best practice approaches for engaging with business leaders on starting with business goals and moving towards a technology library approach.

The third white paper Enterprise Architecture (EA) Outside In looked at EA starting in the Information Technology or Technology R&D organization at the technical management level and moved “outwards” to integrate with Business Processes and Business Goals.

In this paper, Karl looks at two common business processes that are often confused with Enterprise Architecture  - Innovation Management and Application Portfolio Management -  and how they can be used as starting points for building out an EA Practice.