Enterprise Architecture Maturity: The Story of the Veterans Health Administration
2007, MIS Quarterly Executive
V. Venkatesh, Hillol Bala, S. Venkatraman, J. Bates
Based on our study of the VHA, we postulate six catalysts for successfully evolving enterprise architecture maturity: (1) formulate a strategic vision for enterprise architecture and gain long-term commitment from top management; (2) involve central and local groups; (3) take an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, approach; (4) have a strategy for supporting IT systems and business processes; (5) require local accountability for implementing global objectives; and (6) implement an effective performance management program. Once an enterprise architecture is mature, it can be used for strategic advantage.
Venkatesh, V., H. Bala, S. Venkatraman, and J. Bates (2007), "Enterprise Architecture Maturity: The Story of the Veterans Health Administration," MIS Quarterly Executive, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 79-90.