AN EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE MODELLING METHODS IN THE LIGHT OF BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT

Banafsheh Khademhosseinieh, Ulf Seigerroth

Abstract

All organisations have to keep improving different aspects of their business in order to survive in their business area. This improvement can be done in different ways, including as business and IT alignment. There exist different ways of performing business and IT alignment, such as applying EMMs. Enterprise Modelling (EM) is an area that has been built up with the intention of improving business practice and management. An Enterprise Modelling Method (EMM) is a systematic way of building models that are to be used for planning improvements. For this purpose, it is needed to make an evaluation of methods capabilities in supporting business and IT alignment. According to all above, the results of this paper include a list of EMMs that are applicable in business and IT alignment.

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Khademhosseinieh B. and Seigerroth U. (2011). AN EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE MODELLING METHODS IN THE LIGHT OF BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-56-0, pages 479-484. DOI: 10.5220/0003494704790484


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@conference{iceis11,
author={Banafsheh Khademhosseinieh and Ulf Seigerroth},
title={AN EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE MODELLING METHODS IN THE LIGHT OF BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2011},
pages={479-484},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003494704790484},
isbn={978-989-8425-56-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - AN EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE MODELLING METHODS IN THE LIGHT OF BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT
SN - 978-989-8425-56-0
AU - Khademhosseinieh B.
AU - Seigerroth U.
PY - 2011
SP - 479
EP - 484
DO - 10.5220/0003494704790484