Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

Harvard Business Press, 8 ago 2006 - 234 páginas
Does it seem you’ve formulated a rock-solid strategy, yet your firm still can’t get ahead? If so, construct a solid foundation for business execution—an IT infrastructure and digitized business processes to automate your company’s core capabilities. In Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution, authors Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson show you how.

The key? Make tough decisions about which processes you must execute well, then implement the IT systems needed to digitize those processes. Citing numerous companies worldwide, the authors show how constructing the right enterprise architecture enhances profitability and time to market, improves strategy execution, and even lowers IT costs. Though clear, engaging explanation, they demonstrate how to define your operating model—your vision of how your firm will survive and grow—and implement it through your enterprise architecture. Their counterintuitive but vital message: when it comes to executing your strategy, your enterprise architecture may matter far more than your strategy itself.


Copyright Preface and Acknowledgments
To Execute Your Strategy First Build Your Foundation
Define Your Operating Model
Implement the Operating Model via Enterprise Architecture
Navigate the Stages of Enterprise Architecture Maturity
Cash In on the Learning
Build the Foundation One Project at a Time
Use Enterprise Architecture to Guide Outsourcing
NowExploit Your Foundation for Profitable Growth
Take Charge The Leadership Agenda
Notes About the Authors
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Jeanne W. Ross is Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (Columbus, OH). Peter Weill is Director of CISR & MIT Sloan Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA). David Robertson is Professor of Technology and Strategy at IMD International (Lausanne, Switzerland).

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