IT-Business Alignment Problem Solution by Means of Zachman Model: Case of Woodworking Enterprise

  • Pavel MalyzhenkovEmail author
  • Tatiana Gordeeva
  • Maurizio Masi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 332)


This research aims to use an architectural approach to create an alignment of IT and business in a chosen industrial enterprise, based on Zachman model. All development processes, existing within the enterprise, their relations and interactions, which are needed to fulfill the enterprise mission, are represented in a chosen Enterprise Architecture framework. The framework does not just perform the main attributes and components of the organization, but it also provides the company with an opportunity to understand and analyze crucial weaknesses and inconsistencies that needed to be identified and rectified. Nowadays enterprises use a wide range of established Enterprise Architecture frameworks, some of which were developed for specific fields, while others can be applied broadly. One of the frameworks with such functionality is the Zachman Enterprise Architecture Framework, a unique tool to create an architectural description and apply solutions for overcoming challenges that have been identified for a considered enterprise. So, the main goal of the study is to provide a practical guidance, which enables the alignment between business and IT, based on the Zachman Enterprise Architecture Framework.


IT-business alignment Enterprise Architecture Zachman Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Malyzhenkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatiana Gordeeva
    • 1
  • Maurizio Masi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and TechnologiesNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Department of Economy, Engineering, Society and BusinessUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly

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