Business-IT alignment: Translating theory into practice
2007 (English)In: ECMLG 2007: Proceedings Of The 3rd European Conference On Management, Leadership And Governance / [ed] Remenyi, D, 2007, 97-106 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In order to successfully govern an enterprise, business and information technology must be aligned. With proper alignment come many benefits. Undoubtedly, the challenge and complexity of this endeavour is enormous and has been addressed previously in research literature and by practitioners. The Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Framework has been proposed as a comprehensive tool for the evaluation of business-IT alignment. The framework has roots in academic research and aims at analyzing the current situation in an organization. Further, it provides hands-on suggestions on how alignment can be improved. This framework has been used in three case studies as a main tool for the identification of actions that would lead to an improvement of business-IT alignment, each in its respective company. All of the companies involved in the study had problems with the translation of the output gained through maturity assessment into actions. Starting with the knowledge acquired from the case studies, this paper analyzes Enterprise Architecture and Generic Framework for the Business-IT relationship and discusses them from the practitioners' point of view.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 97-106 p.
business-IT alignment, strategic alignment maturity assessment, enterprise architecture, generic framework for the business-IT relationship
Computer and Information Science Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40775ISI: 000253413600010ISBN: 978-1-905305-42-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40775DiVA: diva2:442638
3rd European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance Location: Univ Winchester, Winchester, England, Date: APR 19-20, 2007