Start asking the Right Questions from your EA Solution

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Presented by

Jeff Chancellor, Principal Systems Engineer at Software AG Government Solutions

About this talk

Watch our replay from the 2021 EA Conference hosted by Digital Government Institute (DGI) with Software AG Government Solutions’ Jeff Chancellor and you will learn how to ask the right questions to get the best value from your EA Solution.

Many EA solutions have been developed over the years, and it may surprise you that many are still following the approach of loading data and then generating a flurry of reports, often only a few columns different or the sorting parameters different. This just promotes what can be called “report sprawl.”

Modern EA tools need to be data driven, and using strategic questions enables executives and planning teams helps guide the data collection activities by understanding what data is required to answer the questions. Being data driven is a key differentiator that helps elevate successful EA teams because they anticipate the questions, or even better, they have the questions built into their EA tool. In a survey of over 300 executives, 45 questions were the most common across the survey participants, and are now part of an EA Accelerator configuration from Software AG Government Solutions. Not only do these questions present the right answers, it support drill-down into the details to see the data that answers the questions. Using a layered construct enables organizations to develop their own questions and surface them to the appropriate users. This enables easier accessibility for executives to ask their questions from the platform rather than people, and they get the immediate benefit and insight to make better decisions for the future.

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