Structuring an enterprise and/or a business architecture model without measuring any of its key elements is a waste of time. It’s critical to any architecture model to have key performance indicators (KPIs) in place – and these strategic and tactical measurements should not be limited to IT. It’s also helpful to understand the sources of KPIs for various industries.
The need for useful measurements
Enterprise and Business Architecture will only contribute in driving IT and business alignment if key business and IT stakeholders encourage a metrics-driven behavior (formulating KPIs and incorporating them into performance assessments). Failure of Enterprise and Business Architecture initiatives and projects is often because C-level management hasn’t taken the time to set the Key Performance Indicators (“KPIs”) appropriately.
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Source: IT Strategy