Alignment between business process governance and IT governance

Fatemeh Rahimi, Charles Møller, Lars Hvam

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    Abstract

    The importance of business processes and the increasing centrality of IT to an organization's performance have called for a specific focus on business process governance and IT governance in contemporary enterprises. Despite the wide scope of business process management, which covers both business and IT domains, and the profound impact of IT on process innovations, the association between business process governance and IT governance remains under-explored. Analyzing the constituting elements of the two governance concepts, we propose the necessity of alignment between business process and IT governance frameworks to enable business-IT strategic alignment, efficient process and IT requirements specification, and IT-enabled business value realization. We examine the actuality of this alignment in practice through a case study conducted in a relatively mature multinational corporation. The findings indicate the presence of mutual adjustment between business process and IT management functions to support strategic and operational process and IT decision making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems
    Number of pages12
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event20th Americas Conference on Information Systems - Savannah, United States
    Duration: 7 Aug 20149 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 20th

    Conference

    Conference20th Americas Conference on Information Systems
    Number20th
    CountryUnited States
    CitySavannah
    Period07/08/201409/08/2014

    Keywords

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Information Systems
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • BPG
    • Business process governance
    • Case study
    • IT governance
    • ITG
    • Computer supported cooperative work
    • Enterprise resource management
    • Information systems
    • Business Process
    • Business process management
    • IT-enabled business values
    • Multi-national corporations
    • Requirements specifications
    • Decision making

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    Rahimi, F., Møller, C., & Hvam, L. (2014). Alignment between business process governance and IT governance. In Proceedings - Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems