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DELTA, an architecture for management of enterprise development
University of Gothenburg.
University of Gothenburg.
University of Gothenburg.
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2006 2006, 12p, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Management of enterprise development refers to the complex task of transforming an enterprise fromone state to another (desirable) state in a controlled manner. This paper presents a framework thatenables the systematization of empirical as well as theoretical knowledge contributions relevant formanagement of enterprise development. The framework is validated theoretically as well asempirically. The framework has proved effective to systemize and relate this variety of issues andprovide a tool for comprehensibility for practitioners trying to grasp the development situation inwhich they engage. The framework is a valid foundation for elaborating a knowledgebase supportingthe management of enterprise and IS development in complex organisations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006.
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Research subject
Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94838OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-94838DiVA: diva2:656548
Conference
14th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2006; Goteborg; Sweden; 12 June 2006 through 14 June 2006
Available from: 2013-10-16 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2013-10-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Doing IT project alignment: Adapting the Delta model using design science
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2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Despite the perceived importance of IT, a majority of IT projects fail to deliver what was actually ordered (!). One main reason for failure is IT project management’s inability to adapt and react to a dynamic and changing project environment, instead, projects are run as if it is possible to predict all project variables before project start.

In reality, IT project workers live in a dynamic, political and commercial environment where it is difficult to predict and control the future. IT projects needs to be continually aligned with their environment to stay relevant and deliver utility.

Through a design science and action research approach, a model supporting IT project managers with IT project alignment is created and tested. The model is called DELTA and is designed to be easy to understand and use for IT project managers; it builds on a simplification of commonly available approaches in order to facilitate communication the different domains of expertise in IT projects. DELTA builds on four main constituents: Enterprise images, Stakeholders, Goals and Project. Guidelines for using the model is also presented.

Experiences from using the model indicates that the model is perceived as a useful complement to regular project management methods, specifically by merging different conceptual perceptions into a common view. Furthermore, results highlight the conflict between IT project alignment and the traditional project model. Finally, the results show the difference between IT project issues and underlying causes for these issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences; Stockholm University, 2013. 167 p.
Series
Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 13-010
Keyword
IT, project, alignment, agile, governance, architecture, pragmatic, design science, action research
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94891 (URN)978-91-7447-788-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-11-15, Sal C, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2013-10-24 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2013-10-16Bibliographically approved

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