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Understanding the Roles of Enterprise Architects in a Proactive Enterprise Development Context.

Författare och institution:
William Michael Nsubuga (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Thanos Magoulas (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU)); Kalevi Pessi (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU))
Publicerad i:
In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation. Gent Belgium 11-12 September 2014. ,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Understanding the significant roles of enterprise architects in enterprise development is becoming increasingly important in today’s complex business world. The available related research addresses the various roles, professional and personal competencies of an enterprise architect. However, there are few studies that examine such roles within the context of proactive enterprise development. The purpose of this paper is to provide an improved understanding of the enterprise architect’s roles within the various phases of proactive enterprise development. This knowledge contributes towards the improvement of our understanding of the enterprise architect’s influence in theory and practice. The study is based on a model of Proactive Enterprise Development (PED) which consists of five essential phases namely: strategic situation analysis; formulation of vision, mission, strategy, core purpose, etc. of the enterprise; enterprise-based architectural design; change management; and lastly, architectural implementation. The empirical research was conducted through semi-structured interviews with enterprise architects from eight organizations. The empirical study identifies the following roles of an enterprise architect with respect to the various phases of the PED model: as an agent of change during the strategic situation analysis phase; as a facilitator, consultant and conflict resolver during the formation of the vision, mission and strategy of the enterprise; as a design expert of the future of the enterprise during the architectural design phase; as a facilitator and conflict resolver during the change management phase; and lastly, as a coordinator during the architectural implementation of the negotiated changes. The empirical findings support the notion that the enterprise architect’s roles have a strong impact on proactive enterprise development through promoting the core purpose of the architected enterprise.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Data- och informationsvetenskap ->
Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik ->
Enterprise architect roles, Proactive Enterprise Development Model, Enterprise Architecture
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2014-11-26 16:15

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