Towards a Conceptualization of Architectural Support for Enterprise Transformation

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Enterprise architecture management (EAM) is supposed to be a helpful means to support the management of enterprise transformations, i.e., fundamental changes. However, in current corporate practice, there seems to be no regular application of EAM as leading authority or support service for enterprise transformation. Thus, we examine, which activities need to be conducted in order to manage enterprise transformation. We further identify the needed information inputs for these activities. Based on this foundation, we analyze, which of the information inputs can be provided by EAM. We identify eight major activity areas of enterprise transformation management (ETM). We further identify information inputs that these ETM activities need. Additionally, we identify content elements that EAM can provide by analyzing EAM meta models. Comparing the demand by ETM and the supply by EAM shows that EAM in general provides valuable inputs to the ETM activities but shows weaknesses when it comes to information about individual actors or environmental information. ETM information needs that are strongly supported are e.g. organizational goals, roles and actors. ETM information needs that are weakly supported are e.g. organizational culture, resistances or organizational rituals.

Authors Labusch, Nils & Winter, Robert
Research Team IWI1
Projects Winter, Prof. Dr. Robert; Aier, Prof. Dr. Stephan; Abraham, Dr. Ralf & Weiss, Dr. Simon (2011) A Design Theory for Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformations (ACET) [fundamental research project] Official URL
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 6 June 2013
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Page Range 116
Title of Book Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013)
Event Title 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013
Event Location Utrecht, Netherlands
Event Dates 06.-08.06.2013
ISBN 978-90-393-6112-2
Official URL
Depositing User Dr. Nils Labusch
Date Deposited 06 Jun 2013 11:22
Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 11:31



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Labusch, Nils & Winter, Robert: Towards a Conceptualization of Architectural Support for Enterprise Transformation. 2013. - 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013. - Utrecht, Netherlands.

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