Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Market Insights research provides detailed insights on growing connection between the enterprise architecture and project and portfolio management to line up IT- projects teams.
Organizations are moving towards investing in innovative products for transforming their businesses digitally which would not only focus on IT teams but also requires to redefine, integrate, and evaluate enterprise architecture and operating models. Digital transformation will change how the organization’s systems, processes, and workflows will transform for bringing together data from each organizational department which will allow team members to collaboratively work on organizational goals and objectives.
With the change in organizations structure and priorities it becomes critical to link enterprise strategy with information technology (IT) initiatives, enterprise architecture (EA) and project portfolio management (PPM). The aim of integrating all the mentioned technological landscape is to provide discipline management, improve corporate capabilities, integrate skilled resources, and oversee processes and functions that are common. Thus, an effective IT- Project planning and execution necessitates a thorough understanding of the connections between these managerial domains.
A conceptual model for IT-project alignment incorporates various IT management disciplines on two levels – strategic planning and solution delivery. The technical goals and restrictions are determined by EA, whereas the organizational goals and constraints are determined by PPM. The results from both parties are merged and collate to form a joint proposal, selection, and recommendation of most beneficial projects. EA and PMO teams should be linked by a single goal to improve their perceived worth to the company – and both groups should prioritize this on their own agendas. Both the teams should tend to agree on a couple of issues which includes both groups are being too focused on tactical objectives, and both groups struggle to sell the idea that doing it well is less expensive in the long run than doing it wrong.
According to Sofia Ali, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions “The organizations are moving towards integrating enterprise architecture (EA) and project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions due to an increasing demand for digital transformation initiatives and real-time data to make just-in-time decisions. Quadrant analysts believe that backed with the alignment of IT and project teams on a strategic and tactical level, organizations are moving towards prioritizing and assigning projects with respective to IT requirements provide greater end-to-end value creation.”
Table of Contents
Digital transformation driving the alignment of IT-Project team
How to align IT-Project teams
Changes that will occur in business model due to digitalization
Managing IT-projects based on Strategic and Tactical Level
Benefits of integrating Enterprise Architecture with Project and Portfolio Management
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