Enterprise Architecture Meta Models for IT/Business Alignment Situations
2010 (English)In: 14th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2010, 2010, 14-23 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Enterprise Architecture models can be used to support IT/business alignment. However, existing approaches do not distinguish between different IT/business alignment situations. Since companies face divverse challenges in achieving a high degree of IT/business alignment, a universal ?one size fits all? approach does not seem appropriate. This paper proposes to decompose the IT/business alignment problem into tangible qualities for business, IT systems, and IT governance. An explorative study among 162 professionals is used to distinguish four IT/business alignment situations, i.e. four clusters of IT/business alignment problems. These situations each represent the current state according to certain qualities and also the priorities for future development. In order to increase IT/business alignment, enterprise architecture meta models are proposed for each identified situation. One core meta model (to reflect common priorities) as well as situation-specific extensions are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 14-23 p.
Enterprise Architecture; IT/Business Alignment; Meta Modeling
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79821DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2010.17ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79951903573ISBN: 978-076954163-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79821DiVA: diva2:495716
2010 14th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2010; Vitoria; Brazil; 25 October 2010 through 29 October 2010
QC 201507132012-02-092012-02-092015-07-13Bibliographically approved