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Strategic Business and IT alignment assessment: a case study applying an enterprise Architectural-based metamodel
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3922-9606
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Strategic Business and IT Alignment (SBITA) is still ranked amongst the top concerns of the enterprise's management executives. Such alignment is an organization-wide issue that influences the company's overall performance and its assessment is a fundamental input for the enterprise's managers to make informed decisions on SBITA enhancement possibilities. This paper reports the application of an Enterprise Architecture-based SBITA assessment metamodel in a case study conducted in an intensive IT service enterprise. The case study addresses two research questions: How can be applied the proposed Enterprise Architecture-based SBITA assessment metamodel in enterprises? and What is the quality and use of the results of such application? The authors have published the Enterprise Architecture-based SBITA assessment metamodel as a tool that combines the comprehensive and systematic modeling practices in the field of Enterprise Architecture with the guidance of tested and benchmarked SBITA assessment expert's method. Luftman's assessment method was selected in this research project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keyword [en]
Computer networks; Project management
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14411DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2008.413Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-51449105275ISBN: 978-076953075-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14411DiVA: diva2:332421
Conference
41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008,HICSS; Big Island,7 January 2008 through 10 January 2008
Note
QC 20100805Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Strategic Business and IT Alignment Assessment: A Modeling Approach Associated with Enterprise Architecture
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategic Business and IT Alignment Assessment: A Modeling Approach Associated with Enterprise Architecture
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Information Technology (IT) systems are pervasive tools for contemporary enterprises to achieve their mission and goals. A key issue for a well-functioning enterprise is to keep business and IT strategies aligned as they continuously evolve. Although many practitioners and researchers offer business and IT alignment theories and approaches there is no silver bullet solution for all the issues involved in Strategic Business and IT Alignment (SBITA), which is still ranked amongst the five top enterprise executives? concerns year after year. In this thesis two SBITA assessment methods are presented. The first is the Organization-wide Approach for Assessing SBITA, developed as an enhancement of Jerry N. Luftman's SBITA assessment approach in terms of measurability, traceability and organizational involvement. The second is the Alignment Metamodel Assessment Method (AMAM). Both methods are based on well established references and approaches and they are presented with systematic documentation for their application and reusability as shown in the included papers and reported case studies. This is a composite thesis that, besides the introduction, includes five papers (papers A-E). Paper A describes Luftman's SBITA assessment approach and its enhancement in terms of measurability, traceability and organizational involvement, the proposed Organization-wide Approach for Assessing SBITA. Results from applying this approach in two case studies in companies in Sweden and Nicaragua are also included. Paper B describes the AMAM. It explains how a metamodel is deduced and how the SBITA assessment will be performed. This paper argues that the AMAM can be affiliated to the EA discipline as a guide or reference for identifying the relevant EA?s representations for the SBITA concern, mitigating the expenses and drawbacks of the often larger modeling required in applying EA frameworks. Paper C shows a weighting of the importance of the SBITA topics, taking as reference the Henderson & Venkatraman Strategic Alignment Model (SAM) - the basis of Luftman?s SBITA assessment approach -by relating it to the relevant and highly cited references in the field of SBITA. Paper D explains the criteria and the process for associating the AMAM artifacts with the Zachman´s Enterprise Architecture Framework and reports the pattern of association into the EA dominion. Paper E reports the details of the processes and results of applying the developed AMAM in a case study conducted in an intensive IT services enterprise in Nicaragua.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2009. iv, 41 p.
Series
Trita-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2009:028
Keyword
Strategic Business and IT Alignment assessment; Modeling approach; Enterprise Architecture; Case studies on Strategic Business and IT Alignment assessment
National Category
Computer and Information Science
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10584 (URN)
Public defence
2009-06-05, sal E2, Lindstedsvägen 3, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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QC 20100805Available from: 2009-05-28 Created: 2009-05-28 Last updated: 2012-03-23Bibliographically approved

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