Multi-layered Enterprise Modelling and Its Challenges in Business and IT Alignment

Tomasz Kaczmarek, Ulf Seigerroth, Nikolay Shilov

Abstract

In this article we have presented different challenges that need to be handled during enterprise modelling if we want to achieve business and IT alignment. The over all research question in the paper is: What are the challenges within and between the levels in a multi-layered model for business and IT alignment? In relation to this research question we have addressed what consequences these challenges will have on our view on and use of enterprise models as a mean to achieve business and IT alignment. The aim with the paper is also to give guidance about how to deal with these challenges. Our recommendations for how to deal with these challenges are summarised in five conclusions about, 1) the use and support from ontologies, 2) change as driving force during modelling (AS-IS – TO-BE). 3) the dependencies within and between layers must be clarified, 4) create balance between degree of formalism, degree of details, and degree of accuracy, and 5) guidelines and best practices about how to deal with these types challenges during enterprise modelling to create business and IT alignment.

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in Harvard Style

Kaczmarek T., Seigerroth U. and Shilov N. (2012). Multi-layered Enterprise Modelling and Its Challenges in Business and IT Alignment . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 257-260. DOI: 10.5220/0003972002570260


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis12,
author={Tomasz Kaczmarek and Ulf Seigerroth and Nikolay Shilov},
title={Multi-layered Enterprise Modelling and Its Challenges in Business and IT Alignment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={257-260},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003972002570260},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Multi-layered Enterprise Modelling and Its Challenges in Business and IT Alignment
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Kaczmarek T.
AU - Seigerroth U.
AU - Shilov N.
PY - 2012
SP - 257
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0003972002570260