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Evaluating the strategic alignment maturity in a large company: A proposal on how to assess higher maturity between two departments

Tarland, Ludvig LU and Lilja, Max (2016) INFM10 20161
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Strategic alignment has been a top concern for executives for the past two decades. The study aims to investigate how the social dimension of strategic alignment is perceived between an IT department and business department. The study consist of three phases, where the first phase includes two semi-structured interviews to define the problem area at the company in focus. By linking the answers given in the interviews to the well-known strategic alignment maturity model we are able to derive the criteria communication, partnership, skills and governance and their factors affecting the social dimension of strategic alignment. In the second phase we conduct 16 structured interviews based on these criteria to be able to get an indication of... (More)
Strategic alignment has been a top concern for executives for the past two decades. The study aims to investigate how the social dimension of strategic alignment is perceived between an IT department and business department. The study consist of three phases, where the first phase includes two semi-structured interviews to define the problem area at the company in focus. By linking the answers given in the interviews to the well-known strategic alignment maturity model we are able to derive the criteria communication, partnership, skills and governance and their factors affecting the social dimension of strategic alignment. In the second phase we conduct 16 structured interviews based on these criteria to be able to get an indication of the maturity which we then in phase three investigate further through four semi-structured interviews. By using the strategic alignment maturity model we are able to articulate the indicated maturity on respective criteria and its factors. We thereafter propose changes and actions the company can take depending on the departments’ maturity situation in order to reach a higher maturity level. (Less)
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Tarland, Ludvig LU and Lilja, Max
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organization
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INFM10 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Strategic alignment, strategic alignment maturity, social dimension
report number
INF16-042
language
English
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8879238
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2016-06-23 14:53:11
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  abstract     = {Strategic alignment has been a top concern for executives for the past two decades. The study aims to investigate how the social dimension of strategic alignment is perceived between an IT department and business department. The study consist of three phases, where the first phase includes two semi-structured interviews to define the problem area at the company in focus. By linking the answers given in the interviews to the well-known strategic alignment maturity model we are able to derive the criteria communication, partnership, skills and governance and their factors affecting the social dimension of strategic alignment. In the second phase we conduct 16 structured interviews based on these criteria to be able to get an indication of the maturity which we then in phase three investigate further through four semi-structured interviews. By using the strategic alignment maturity model we are able to articulate the indicated maturity on respective criteria and its factors. We thereafter propose changes and actions the company can take depending on the departments’ maturity situation in order to reach a higher maturity level.},
  author       = {Tarland, Ludvig and Lilja, Max},
  keyword      = {Strategic alignment,strategic alignment maturity,social dimension},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Evaluating the strategic alignment maturity in a large company: A proposal on how to assess higher maturity between two departments},
  year         = {2016},
}