Towards Detecting Misalignment Symptoms: An Alignment Perspective-Driven Architecture-Matching Framework

  • Dóra ŐriEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 231)


When assessing the harmony between business and information systems most of traditional studies deal with the presence and the achievement of strategic alignment. On the contrary, exiguous attention is paid to the phenomenon of strategic misalignment, which means the absence or difficulties of business-IT alignment. This paper deals with strategic misalignment between business and information systems. It proposes an enterprise architecture (EA)-based approach to detect the symptoms of misalignment in enterprise architecture models. The proposed framework aims to perform an EA-based systematic analysis of mismatches between the business dimension and the IT dimension. It collects typical misalignment symptoms along the traditional alignment perspectives and connects them to relevant EA analysis types. The paper discusses the typical signs of strategic misalignment between business and information systems detected in different EA domain matches. Suitable EA analysis types are recommended to the detected signs of misalignment.


Strategic alignment perspectives Enterprise architecture alignment Misalignment symptoms Enterprise architecture analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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