Title: Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) Practice Implementation Success Factors

Year of Publication: May - 2016
Page Numbers: 27-36
Authors: Yamen A. Khateeb
Conference Name: 2016 Universal Technology Management Conference (UTMC)
- United States


Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is a critical practice with the goal to achieve alignment between Information Technology (IT) and the core business of the organization; however, EAM needs to be carefully implemented with consideration of many factors that would impact the success of the practice. In this paper, a model for identifying the success factors of an EAM practice was developed, which consisted of seven factors. The data analysis has shown a strong relationship between the success of EAM practice in an organization and four of the seven model factors; these factors are: unit purpose definition, top management buy in, knowledge about the strategy, and principles and policies existence. Knowing these success factors can help EAM practitioners to focus their efforts on them and pay less attention to the unrelated factors.