Carnegie Mellon University

Enterprise Architecture Council


The Enterprise Architecture Council (EAC) works in tandem with enterprise IT to represent and inform the evolution of IT strategy to maximize value to the institution, in both technical capability and structural efficiency.  It provides a broad perspective of IT opportunity, risk, and impact by engaging in routine planning and review processes to ensure awareness and consideration of industry trends, best practices, and internal dependencies relevant to IT initiatives and operations.


Initial engagement scope is limited to an explicit step in the Project Portfolio Management process to assist in refining proposals for concise, accurate, and complete representation of project goals, measures, impacts, stakeholders, feasibility, and risk.


The EAC is a group of senior IT leaders who, regardless of their position in the hierarchy, are named to the committee due their broad or unique technical, business, and/or operational perspective, and who are skilled at contributing perspective, creativity, and experience to inform and support technical and activities across the organization. It is still in its first generation of operation, developing its foundational materials and operational rigor in its practices.

It is led by a Head IT Architect and although it is not a representative body per se, it is composed of senior individuals that generally cover the operating technical domains within IT – Business Applications, Business Innovation, Client Services, Information Security, Internal Processes and Practices, and Infrastructure.

Membership Expectations

Members are expected to contribute 5-10% of their time to activities of the committee.