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.
Topic: extracting value from enterprise architecture
This whitepaper discusses how to create quantifiable value using enterprise architecture planning. CIOs need to understand where, and how EA creates value to make the business case for its funding. Excellent discussion!
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)
This document introduces an enterprise architecture framework, based on the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), which has been designed for business-it-alignment – business driven enterprise architecture planning can assist in creating shareholder value by aligning technology to business needs and creating a structure basis for decision making for technology investments.
This paper proposes a better balanced scorecard for information technology measurement through integration with enterprise architecture planning metrics – this will result in a more effective capability to measure and manage business IT alignment. This improved BSC for IT is tested and results discussed in this paper.
This eBook presents an interesting approach to enterprise architecture – using literature, narrative and storytelling. This approach to enterprise architecture uses storytelling to make the connection of business value – the main focus of creating an enterprise architecture in the first place! – with the thing that matters most in the enterprise: people. If people identify with the story, can understand it, can communicate it, then they can implement it and that is the way to produce sustainable results! (200 pages)
This presentation makes a case for enterprise architecture planning – why is enterprise architecture important?
This presentation takes a long route to connecting business alignment and enterprise architecture planning. The focus is on SAP but there are a few gems to be found buried deep!
The author presents a set of questions that a CIO should ask their enterprise architecture team to make sure that their enterprise architecture is designed to deliver business value.
This article provides a guideline based on real-world experience to create a service-oriented enterprise, using a model-driven approach, where IT is considered an integral part of business not a separate entity that needs to be aligned with business.
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
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)…)
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)
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.
CIOs can use this step-by-step guide to improve business IT alignment.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?