Towards Managing IT Complexity: An IT Governance Framework to Measure Business-IT Responsibility Sharing and Structural IT Organization
For large enterprises, IT governance is a major lever to influence the way how IT enables business. The authors hypothesize that a part of IT governance, namely business-IT responsibility sharing and structural IT organization, has a strong influence on IT architecture complexity of large enterprises. IT complexity is challenging CIOs of large enterprises all over the world day-by-day. Yet, IT complexity so far has been analyzed by scientific research only to a small degree. To prove or falsify the hypothesis that IT governance influences IT architecture complexity, the authors developed concepts to measure both aspects with a framework.