Here’s an idea to help your projects go smoothly. Start each project off making sure that the team understands the business context it is operating in by performing a SWOT analysis.
Something about the typical language of enterprise architecture is starting to bug me. The overuse of the word “alignment”. When people are asked to describe what enterprise architecture is all about, they often answer with the phrase “it’s about the alignment of IT with business strategy”. But is that enough? Should it be something more?