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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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What is alignment?

In business, the concept of alignment means that there is a company vision, a set of goals, and various strategies that support goals. The vision, strategy, and most goals should be established by upper management. The company will also have operational goals that are manifested by programs or projects that are determined by the line-of-business leaders. These make up the portfolio of projects that may, or may not, require the assistance of IT to complete. Without a formal alignment process, companies may not know which projects in the portfolio support which goals, or even if certain projects support any goals set by management. By aligning the projects in the portfolio to the goals set by management, the company vision should ...

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