Overcoming implementation challenges in enterprise architecture management: a design theory for architecture-driven IT Management (ADRIMA)

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serval:BIB_FFDF791B3E8F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Overcoming implementation challenges in enterprise architecture management: a design theory for architecture-driven IT Management (ADRIMA)
Journal
Information Systems and e-Business Management
Author(s)
Löhe J., Legner C.
ISSN
1617-9846
1617-9854
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
1
Pages
101-137
Language
english
Abstract
Enterprise architecture management (EAM) is acknowledged as a discipline to drive organizational change, to improve IT landscapes' transparency, and to align business and IT. Despite its increasing popularity in practice, many EAM initiatives are confronted with substantial challenges, as demonstrated by the low usage level of enterprise architecture (EA) documentation and enterprise architects' lack of authority, and often fail. This motivates our research, which aims at developing a design theory that may guide organizations to successfully implement EAM. Based on three field studies, we first analyze the issues that arise when implementing EAM in practice. We find that EAM often suffers from being regarded as a separate and parallel initiative, although it needs to be embedded in established management processes and organization. We then suggest a design theory for architecture-driven IT management (ADRIMA) that synthesizes prescriptive knowledge related to embedding EAM practices, artifacts, and roles in the existing IT management processes and organization. By consolidating both IT management and EAM perspectives, our research goes beyond existing EA literature and EA frameworks which describe EAM as a stand-alone management concept focusing on EA models and the EA life cycle.
Keywords
Enterprise architecture management (EAM), EAM implementation, IT management, IS design theory, Design science research, Information Systems
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