Topic: Enterprise Architecture Business Value

e-Book: Leading Practices in Enterprise Architecture

This e-book details research, projects, and case studies on cutting edge practices in enterprise architecture planning. An excellent resource for the CIO who wants to apply the best thinking on enterprise architecture to creating business value. (1,000 pages)

e-Book: Enterprise Architecture Business Value

This research explores the business impact of enterprise architecture – where and how does EA add value to the enterprise? does this impact vary by the type of organization? how does constant change – both internal and external – affect the efficacy of EA? CIOs must understand the relationship between enterprise architecture and business value creation before you can really deploy this strategic weapon to its full capability. Excellent Read! (150 Pages)

Case Study – Enterprise Architecture Assessment

This report analyzes the implementation of enterprise architecture, and makes an assessment of the factors driving favorable outcomes i.e. creation of business value. Excellent Read! (150 pages)

Framework for Enterprise Architecture Value

This presentation proposes a framework, and approach to measure, and communicate the value of enterprise architecture planning. Enterprise Architects, and even CIOs must know how to measure the value of EA so they can communicate it effectively and get organizational buy-in which can make the difference between success and failure of the EAP program.

Enterprise Architecture Driven Business Transformation

This paper presents an excellent discussion on enterprise architecture enabled business transformation. It presents a theoretical perspective on business transformation – what is it? why is it important? how to go about it? what drives transformation? what are its challenges? – and the role enterprise architecture plays in successful transformation. Excellent Read! (50+ pages)

A Guide to Enterprise Architecture Planning

This guide presents a framework for enterprise architecture planning, and a step by step approach to implement it in the enterprise. An excellent resource for the CIO to understand what enterprise architecture is, why is it important and how to implement it using a structure methodology.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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