Business architecture development at public administration - Insights from government EA method engineering project in Finland
Valtonen, K., & Leppänen, M. (2008). Business architecture development at public administration - Insights from government EA method engineering project in Finland. In G. Papadopoulos, W. Wojtkowski, W. Wojtkowski, S. Wrycza, & J. Zupancic (Eds.), Information Systems Development: Towards a Service Provision Society (pp. 765-773). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/b137171_80
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Governments worldwide are concerned for efficient production of services to customers. To improve quality of services and to make service production more efficient, information and communication technology (ICT) is largely exploited in public administration (PA). Succeeding in this exploitation calls for large-scale planning which embraces issues from strategic to technological level. In this planning the notion of enterprise architecture (EA) is commonly applied. One of the sub-architectures of EA is business architecture (BA). BA planning is challenging in PA due to a large number of stakeholders, a wide set of customers, and solid and hierarchical structures of organizations. To support EA planning in Finland, a project to engineer a government EA (GEA) method was launched. In this chapter, we analyze the discussions and outputs of the project workshops and reflect emerged issues on current e-government literature. We bring forth insights into and suggestions for government BA and its development. ...