Change Management and Communication
Enterprise Architects contribute to change management efforts during acquisition integration. They assist in communicating the integration plans, impacts, and benefits to stakeholders, both within the acquired company and the acquiring organization. Architects provide guidance and support to IT teams, business units, and employees affected by the integration, facilitating a smooth transition and minimizing disruptions.
Governance and Compliance
Enterprise Architects ensure that the integration activities comply with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal governance policies. They establish governance mechanisms to oversee the integration process, conduct reviews, and ensure adherence to architectural principles and standards. Architects work with legal and compliance teams to address any regulatory or legal implications associated with the acquisition.