Engaging Enterprise Architects in Acquisitions

Posted August 12, 2020 | Leadership | Technology |
Engaging Enterprise Architects in Acquisitions
We have typically found in the acquisition process that EA is primarily a technical capability and engaged in a constrained fashion. In most firms, the EA team does not possess the necessary critical business knowledge and, therefore, is not able to contribute to the acquisition process through direct engagement. At some pioneering firms, however, the reformation of EA has explicitly aimed to build a business strategy competence in the EA team by giving enterprise architect roles the responsibility for business and operations architectures.
About The Author
Stefan Henningsson
Stefan Henningsson is a Cutter Expert and a Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, where he researches strategic management of IT resources, including how companies such as Cisco Systems, SAP, Carlsberg, Danske Bank, Maersk Lines, and many ­others manage their acquisition-based growth strategies. Dr. Henningsson has published more than 100 peer-refereed academic papers in leading academic journals as well as practitioner-­oriented… Read More
Gustav Toppenberg
Gustav Normark Toppenberg is a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network. He is an enterprise transformation executive with 20+ years' experience. Mr. Toppenberg's background includes building and leading transformational efforts for both small and global companies with a focus on business, data, and digital domains. His professional experience includes executive roles in enterprise architecture, Lean-Agile product delivery,… Read More
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