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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Summary

In this chapter, we have seen what the "aligned enterprise" looks like. The value associated with aligning IT resources with business goals was identified using a real-life business case. Then, a methodology was provided to actually measure the level of alignment. The methodology used a business-manager-level survey and a comprehensive database of alignment metrics to show how alignment can actually impact the company's profit margin. Next, an alignment meta-model was presented showing how data about strategies, goals, and projects are supported by business capabilities and the applications that provide them. Samples from Troux Alignment were provided showing how data within Troux can be used as a strategic tool for the company. The chapter ...

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