The E-Business Transformation Framework for E-Commerce Architecture-Modeling Projects

The E-Business Transformation Framework for E-Commerce Architecture-Modeling Projects

Antoine Trad (IBITSM, Switzerland) and Damir Kalpić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9787-4.ch052
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The research and development processes included the literature review of the Environment’s proof of concept for each of its modules (Bruce, 1994). During these processes, what struck the authors was that after so many years and efforts in the field of e-transformations, the failure rates are still extremely high and are even constantly increasing. That is probably due to the handicap in the e-management of complexity that is encountered during the implementation phase of the e-BTP (Capgemini, 2009). The topic's main research question is: “Which e-business transformation manager’s profile characteristics and which type of support are needed for the implementation phase of an e-business transformation project?”. The targeted business domain is any e-business related environment that has frequent change requests.

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E-Business/E-Commerce Transformation Manager: Is the person who has the capacity to finalize e-business transformation project.

E-Business/E-Commerce Architecture: Is a conceptual set of artifacts that help in establishing a clear principal guideline to support the business architecture vision.

Decision Making Module: The Environment includes a central decision making module that supports the e-business transformation project in a just-in-time manner.

E-Business Transformation Project Implementation: Is the e-business transformation project’s building and testing phase. In the phase the information technology intervene.

TOGAF: The Open Group’s Architecture Framework.

Business Transformation Manager's Profile: Is a highly qualified technocrat’s profile that is based on cross-functional skills and decision making capacities.

BPM: Business process modeling.

SOA: Service oriented architecture.

E-Business Readiness: Is the status and the capacity of the business enterprise to deploy and efficiently use e-business environments.

Critical Success Factors: Are independent variables that are used in the decision module to support the business transformation project.

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