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  • 1.
    Albertsen, Thomas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Tarasov, Vladimir
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics, JTH, Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL).
    Modelling Network-based Defence: Success and Failure of an Enterprise Modelling Endeavour2010In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: Third IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference / [ed] Patrick Van Bommel, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Sietse Overbeek, Erik Proper, Joseph Barjis, Berlin: Springer , 2010, p. 121-129Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research projects have an inherent risk of failure, and learning howto cope with the risk is an important task for everyone involved. In order to doso it is necessary to share the knowledge of the experiences done during andafter the project. This paper investigates a recently completed enterprisemodeling research project and contributes with lessons learned andrecommendations for future enterprise modeling projects.

  • 2.
    Albertsen, Thomas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Tarasov, Vladimir
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics, JTH, Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL).
    The Practice of Competence Modelling2010In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: Third IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference / [ed] Patrick Van Bommel, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Sietse Overbeek, Erik Proper, Joseph Barjis, Berlin: Springer , 2010, p. 106-120Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A clear understanding of the organizational competences of anenterprise and the underlying individual competences and the competencedevelopment needs has become more and more important for many industrialareas as a foundation for competence supply processes and adjustment tochanging market conditions. Competence modelling, i.e. the use of enterprisemodelling techniques for capturing existing and describing desiredorganisational and individual competences in enterprises, offers importantcontributions to this. In the last years, the authors of the paper have performed anumber of competence modelling cases, which revealed different characteristicsand resulted in lessons learned. This paper presents an examination of differentcharacteristics of competence modelling cases, and recommendations andlessons learned from these cases for the practice of competence modelling.

  • 3.
    Albertsen, Thomas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Tarasov, Vladimir
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics, JTH, Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL).
    Competence demand modeling: case study2009Report (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Albertsen, Thomas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Tarasov, Vladimir
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics, JTH, Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL).
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Competence modeling and matching: frame concept2009Report (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Albertsen, Thomas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Tarasov, Vladimir
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics, JTH, Jönköping AI Lab (JAIL).
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Modellering av 312. luftburna kompaniet: KOMO - Projektrapport2009Report (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Collaborative practice - an action research approach to efficient ITSM2011In: 1 st International & Inter-disciplinary Workshop on Practice Research, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses collaborative research as an action research approach. Many times action research is described as embracing one research organisation and one business organisation. We are challenging this view by introducing the concept of collaborative practice. A collaborative practice can be seen as a cluster of local practices and researchers working together. In this way, a collaborative practice should enable joint learning between, and joint development efforts for, several business practices as well as contributing to general practice and the scientific body of knowledge. Based on a case study within efficient IT Service Management (ITSM), the concept of collaborative practice and its relation to other adjacent concepts (such as local practice, general practice and scientific body of knowledge) have been characterized. Our results should be viewed as preliminary since they are gathered from an ongoing project.

  • 7. Eyenga Ondoa, Maria Noel
    et al.
    Ansari Djafari, Farnaz
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    A Cross industry Evaluation of Critical Success Factors for Alignment of Strategy and Business Processes: A case study of SMEs in the region of Jönköping in Sweden2011In: 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The challenges in the global economy have forced companies to rethink the way they operate and their relations with both customers and subcontractors. To remain competitive, companies need to align their business processes with the firm’s strategy and make a strategic use of information technology. This paper addresses one of the important issues in business process management field as well as strategic alignment that is, how do we create and sustain alignment between business processes and strategy? A literature review has been performed by the authors in order to come up with the challenges and critical success factors in process management and business and IT alignment. The results of that investigation are the basis for developing the approach that is advocated in this paper.  Four case studies have been conducted in the area of Jönköping in order to test the validity of the approach in SMEs.  The results show that SMEs continuously put efforts to maintain alignment between their business processes and strategy by means of Information Technology. They usually consider people, management, IT/IS and organisational culture as most important in order to create alignment between strategy and business processes. Organisational structure and performance measurement tend to be less important.

  • 8.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Informatik.
    Lind, Mikael
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Informatik.
    Method integration as a learning process1998In: Training and education of methodology practitioners and researchers, 1998, p. 461-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In many situations there is a need to integrate different methods. In such a method integration process learning aspects should be adressed explicitly. The paper presents procedure and experiences from a R&D project concerning integration of two change methods. Communication problems obstructed the integrative method redesign initially. These communication problems were resolved through the use of an explicit method theory for classification and reconstruction of the method candidates. During application of the integrated method further reconstruction of tacit method knowledge was performed. The method integration process also included meta learning: Formulation of the method integration as a learning process and modification of the applied method theory. Use of an explicit method theory/notion is important for learning methods. It should thus be included in methods training.

  • 9.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Lind, Mikael
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Method Integration: the need for a learning perspective1998In: IEE Proceedings - Software, ISSN 1462-5970, E-ISSN 1463-9831, Vol. 145, no 4, p. 113-118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In many situations there is a need to integrate different methods. In such a method integration process learning aspects should be addressed explicitly. The paper presents procedure and experiences from a R&D project concerning integration of two development methods. Communication problems obstructed the integrative method redesign initially. These communication problems were resolved through the use of an explicit method theory for classification and reconstruction of the method candidates. During application of the integrated method further reconstruction of tacit method knowledge was performed. The method integration process also included meta learning: Formulation of the method integration as a learning process and modification of the applied method theory.

  • 10.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Lind, MikaelSeigerroth, UlfJönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    The Language Action Perspective on Communication Modelling: proceedings of the third international workshop1998Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Lind, MikaelSeigerroth, UlfJönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.Ågerfalk, Pär
    The Language Action Perspective on Communication Modelling1999Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Göbel, Hannes
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    University of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Towards an agile method for ITSM self-assessment: A Design Science Research Approach2013In: Proceedings of ICMLG 2013 The International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    — IT Service Management (ITSM) is an expensive field where small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need to become more efficient in their ITSM related work in order to cut costs and improve quality. The focus of this paper is to suggest a solution to the scarcity of process improvement methods dedicated to ITSM-processes in SMEs. The solution consists of an agile self-assessment method designed and evaluated in accordance with Design Science Research. The aim of the method is to support SMEs in their attempt to evaluate and improve their quality of ITSM processes. The findings show that the method creates opportunities for organizations to improve their ITSM processes. The method can be used to identify process gaps in comparison to standards for ITSM. It can also be used for benchmarking purposes within an organization as well as it can guide an organization’s improvement efforts. The method also depicts a standard that is easy for SMEs to understand and to use as guidance (with ITSM specific examples). Finally, the method enables SMEs to implement standards for ITSM in a resource-efficient way. Based on empirical evidence from applying the method the conclusion is that the method is useful for the intended target group and that the method agrees well with theories within the field.

  • 13. Hjalmarsson, Anders
    et al.
    Lind, Mikael
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Informatik.
    Structural Views on System Development Practices: Towards a conceptualisation based on action, interaction and methods2001In: Action in Language, Organisations and Information Systems, 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An obvious quest for system development researchers is to understand, describe and give advices concerning the domain of system development. One part of this domain is the System Development Practice (SDP). SDP means the way that system development projects are planned, structured and carried out in order to produce a product that creates value for its client. Our experiences are that SDP often involves three major dimensions; action pattern, method, and role interaction. In these three structural views we find concepts and aspects that are of importance such as, system life cycle, model, method, results, resources, milestones, project roles, project group constellations, clients etc. These dimensions with their concepts and aspects make the SDP a complex phenomenon to its character. In this paper we will therefore give a character to each of these three dimensions and how these dimensions can constitute the SDP as a whole, i.e. a conceptualisation of the SDP. To accomplish this goal we have based this paper on three major sources for inspiration and generation of knowledge within the problem domain that we have identified. Firstly, we all have experiences from several projects and work where we during recent years in different ways have taken part in projects where development of SDP has been in focus. Secondly, empirical experiences from several projects where development of the SDP has been in focus, and thirdly, theories related to the SDP domain. The approach bears on the foundation of language action theories for information systems, information system development and practices for understanding the domain of SDP. By identifying essential acts performed in SDP’s we are able to regard the relations between the three dimensions in order to form a holistic view, which means that we can understand and have constructive discussions about SDP’s.

  • 14.
    Holgersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    En-Dator-En-Person i skolan: En utvärdering av ett pilotprojekt på Bäckadalsgymnasiet och Sandagymnasiet i Jönköping2010Report (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Hugoson, Mats-Åke
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Johansson, Björn
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Financial Model for analysis of the value from IT-spending – Executive Summary2006Report (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Hugoson, Mats-Åke
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Johansson, Björn
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Manual and cases – Prototype tool for IT-spending2006Report (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Hugoson, Mats-Åke
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Johansson, Björn
    Copenhagen Business School.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    The Total Picture: A Framework for Control of IT-Investments2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Evaluation of IT-investments is a hard and tricky question. The paper presents a framework for control of IT-investments, which aims at providing decision-makers with a clear picture of, both individual IT-investments as well as an aggregated level where all IT-investments are compiled into a total picture. The framework has been developed with an action-research approach. In a number of workshops intermediate results have been presented and reactions from practitioners have influenced the development. Participants in the project come from different EU countries all directly concerned with IT-investments. The framework that is tested in authorities in different EU countries is from participants considered to have a potential to improve the decision-making processes. The framework also has potential to be used in academic teaching in IT economics. The framework is based on a lifetime perspective, where established investment models can be applied. A main dimension is to consider interrelations between different IT- investments through compilation into a total picture, in order to control the total spending on IT in organizations.

  • 18.
    Kaczmarek, Tomasz
    et al.
    Poznan University of Economic, Department of Information Systems.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Shilov, Nikolay
    St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
    Multi-layered enterprise modeling and its challenges in business and IT alignment2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we have presented different challenges that need to be handled during enterprise modelling if we want to achieve business and IT alignment. The over all research question in the paper is: What are the challenges within and between the levels in a multi-layered model for business and IT alignment? In relation to this research question we have addressed what consequences these challenges will have on our view on and use of enterprise models as a mean to achieve business and IT alignment. The aim with the paper is also to give guidance about how to deal with these challenges. Our recommendations for how to deal with these challenges are summarised in five conclusions about, 1) the use and support from ontologies, 2) change as driving force during modelling (AS-IS – TO-BE). 3) the dependencies within and between layers must be clarified, 4) create balance between degree of formalism, degree of details, and degree of accuracy, and 5) guidelines and best practices about how to deal with these types challenges during enterprise modelling to create business and IT alignment.

  • 19.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Kaczmarek, Tomasz
    Poznan University of Economic, Department of Information Systems.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Shilov, Nikolay
    St Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS.
    Semantic Web Technologies in Business and IT Alignment: Multi-Model Algorithm of Ontology Matching2013In: Fifth International Conference on Advances in Future Internet (AFIN 2013) / [ed] Davoil, R., Curran Associates, Inc., 2013, p. 50-57Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The importance of using appropriate and effective IT means to facilitate business functions have been acknowledged and discussed by practitioners and scientists over the past two decades thus giving a rise to the Business and IT alignment (BITA) problem. In BITA, the issue of sharing and processing large amounts of information from distributed and heterogeneous sources is of significant importance. Ontologies have shown their usability for this type of tasks. However, they also bring new challenges. The paper proposes utilising of the Semantic Web technologies to assist in solving them. Namely, the paper describes application and adaptation of the ontology matching algorithm for the BITA problem. The algorithm integrates different matching models. Its operation is shown via an illustrative example.

  • 20.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Lewańska, Elżbieta
    Poznan University of Economics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Shilov, Nikolay
    St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
    Interrelations between Enterprise Modeling Focal Areas and Business and IT alignment domains2015In: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 208 / [ed] Abramowicz, Witold, Springer, 2015, Vol. 208, p. 273-284Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Efficient support of business needs, processes and strategies by information technology is a key for successful enterprise functioning. The challenge of Business and IT Alignment (BITA) has been acknowledged and actively discussed by academics and practitioners during more than two decades. On one hand, in order to achieve BITA it is required to analyze an enterprise from multiple perspectives. On the other hand, it is also required to deal with multiple points of views of involved stakeholders and create a shared understanding between them. In relation to both of these needs EM is considered as a useful practice, as it allows representation of various focal areas of an enterprise and facilitates consensus-driven discussion between involved stakeholders. Various focal areas of an enterprise are linked to various domains that BITA include, for example, time and function focal areas from the Zachman Framework contribute to analysis of business domain of BITA. This and other interrelations are investigated in this study, which is done by conceptual positioning of Zachman’s focal areas on Information System strategy triangle and Generic Framework for Information Management.

  • 21.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Challenges in Integrating Product-IT into Enterprise Architecture – A Case Study2017In: Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, 2017, Vol. 121, p. 525-533Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digital innovation (DI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) offer new opportunities for enterprises but also cause new challenges for Enterprise Architecture Management. Based on an industrial case from power garden products illustrating potentials and challenges of DI and IoT, this paper investigates the integration of product-IT into enterprise architectures. Product-IT includes the embedded IT-systems in physical products and services / components for operations, maintenance or evaluation purposes. The paper investigates problems in product-IT and enterprise-IT integration and challenges for the field of EAM. The main contributions of the paper are (1) to position the area of product-IT in the field of EAM, and (2) to identify challenges from real-world cases regarding integration of product-IT into EA.

  • 22.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Univ Rostock, Inst Comp Sci, Rostock, Germany.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    How Digital Transformation affects Enterprise Architecture Management - a case study2018In: International journal of information systems and project management, ISSN 2182-7796, E-ISSN 2182-7788, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 5-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, cyber-physical systems and other recent technological innovations offer new opportunities for enterprises in the context of Digital Transformation (DT) but also cause new challenges for Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM), which traditionally deals with enterprise-IT planning and coordination. Based on an industrial case of a power garden products manufacturer that is exploring potentials and facing challenges in DT, this article investigates the integration of product-IT into EAM. Product-IT includes the embedded IT-systems in physical products and services, components for operations, maintenance or evaluation purposes. In this article we discuss product-IT and enterprise-IT integration in the context of EAM observed in the industrial practice. The main contributions are (1) positioning of the product-IT in the field of EAM, and (2) identification of the challenges from real-world case regarding integration of product-IT into EAM.

  • 23.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    An inventory of the business and IT alignment research field2012In: Business Information Systems Workshops: BIS 2012 International Workshops and Future Internet Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012 Revised Papers / [ed] Witold Abramowicz, John Domingue & Krzysztof Węcel, Springer, 2012, p. 116-126Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The area of business and IT alignment (BITA) has received increased attention during the last decade. As a consequence of this the amount of literature has also been growing increasingly. Since the interest for the field has increased it has also become important to follow and monitor trends and dominant directions of ongoing research within the field. The purpose of this paper is therefore to make an inventory of what areas and constructs that have caught our attention in the literature. As a result of such an inventory we present a set of categories that shows the focus and diversification of the BITA field. In the findings we can observe that the area of the highest research interest is development of a new instrumental support (methods, frameworks, approaches, etc.) for BITA. One dimension that seems to be partly neglected in the literature is procedural guidance about HOW to conduct and achieve business and IT alignment. The existing instrumental support that are presented in the literature has a strong focus on WHAT to do and WHAT to deal with, but they are missing the HOW dimension to a large extent.

  • 24.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Contemporary demands on business and IT alignment – How can enterprise modeling help?2016In: Strategic IT governance and alignment in business settings / [ed] Steven De Haes and Wim Van Grembergen, IGI Global, 2016, 1, p. 132-175Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The call for business and IT alignment (BITA) is an everlasting and increasing concern for today’s enterprises. BITA is no longer just a technical or local concern. Instead we need to embrace various dimensions in the concept of BITA, for instance strategic, structural, social and cultural. In addition to this, the development of concepts like digital innovation (DI), internet of things (IoT), cyber physical systems (CPS) has further challenged the success of BITA. As one approach to deal with the multi-dimensional BITA problem and to move the BITA positions forward, enterprise modeling (EM) has been acknowledged as a helpful practice. Particularly, EM provides the opportunity to facilitate the creation of integrated models that capture and represent different focal areas of an enterprise, and allows representing the numerous points of view of the key stakeholders. In order to consider the points of view of different stakeholders and create share understanding between them the participative character of EM sessions can play an important role. This chapter presents various challenges that EM practitioners face during participative EM sessions, and a number of recommendations that can help to overcome these challenges.

  • 25.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Effektiv Regional e-utveckling: En forskningsutblick2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    IT har idag en framträdande roll i många olika sammanhang i vårt samhälle. Vi blir mer och mer beroende och påverkade av olika former av IT-baserad infrastruktur i såväl vårt vardagsliv som i vår yrkesmässiga gärning. Många av de IT-baserade tjänster och möjligheter som finns idag betraktas mer och mer som en naturlig del av vårt leverne och de förutsätts mer eller minde oreflekterat som en del av en samhällelig infrastruktur. Ungefär på samma sätt som vi ser på vägnät, sophämtning, barnomsorg, utbildning etc. I takt med denna utveckling har också kommuner, landsting och myndigheter tagit konsekvenserna av de nya möjligheter och krav som ett mer IT-baserat samhälle innebär. Medborgare och enskilda tillhör alltmer en generation som är uppvuxna med IT som en naturlig del av livet och deras tröskel för att tillgodogöra sig ny teknik och ta till sig nya tillämpningar blir successivt lägre. Dagens samhälle med sina medborgare ställer krav på moderna kommuner, landsting och myndigheter och att dessa kan tillhandahålla e-tjänster av olika slag på ett sammanhållet sätt i olika värdekedjor där såväl kommuner, landsting och myndigheter utgör olika sammanlänkade delar i dessa värdekedjor. e-utveckling är därför ett område som vuxit fram som något som inte kan hanteras enskilt av kommuner, landsting och myndigheter. e-utveckling är något som för att möta framtidens krav bör göras i samverkan vilket också kommer ställa nya krav på sättet att tänka om e-utveckling, hur man organiserar sig, vad som är lämpliga affärsmodeller och hur e-utveckling skall genomföras, bara för att nämna några områden där man behöver tänka till och i vissa fall tänka helt nytt.

    e-tjänster och e-utveckling har i många sammanhang blivit ett konkurrensmedel och en nationell trend. Detta ställer dock också krav på såväl organisation, infrastruktur, tjänster, verksamhetsprocesser och kompetens på olika sätt. Det är inte bara en utmaning i att ha fungerande e-tjänster och IS/IT infrastruktur. Verksamhets-processer behöver anpassas och kompetensen hos personal behöver utvecklas, såväl på tjänstemannasidan som politiker. Denna kompetensutveckling handlar dock inte bara om att lära sig teknik utan, kanske framför allt, att ta till sig och utveckla nya arbetssätt, principer för samverkan och ansvarsförhållanden i värdekedjor som innefattar betydligt fler aktörer än vad man tidigare varit van vid.

    Det finns i dagsläget många olika initiativ på olika nivåer som på ett eller annat sätt kan betraktas som e-initiativ, se t ex ”Digitala vägen till morgondagens välfärd – handlingsplan för eSamhället 2013-2015” med en kategorisering av 32 olika e-initiativ som skall skapa ett enklare, öppnare och effektivare samhälle, se Figur 1 nedan. e-initiativ kan dessutom återfinnas på regional nivå inom och mellan kommuner, på regional nivå mellan kommuner och/eller regioner, på nationell nivå och även på EU-nivå, se t ex Digital agenda som idag finns för EU, Nationell nivå samt att den i flera fall även blivit beslutat på kommunal nivå. Till denna bild skall också tilläggas myndigheter och landsting som i olika konstellationer och på olika sätt är involverade i olika e-initiativ.

    Uppdraget för denna rapport avser att inom ramen för ett VINNOVA-projekt bidra med forsknings- och utvecklingsinsatser för att uppnå målet att skapa en nationell ”Guide för effektiv regional e-utveckling” (e-utvecklingsrådet, 2013). Detta innebär att denna rapport också kommer att ingå med vissa omarbetade delar i den nationella guiden.

    Uppdragets syfte är att kartlägga lämpliga former för samverkan inom avseende e-utveckling mellan kommuner. Resultatet av denna kartläggning, slutsatser och analyser presenteras i denna rapport och skall användas som referens till den nationella guiden.

    Uppdraget till högskolan har inneburit att på en övergripande nivå att bidra till en nationell vägledning genom att beskriva svårigheter och förslag till lösningar för regional e-utveckling mellan kommuner, regioner, myndigheter, landsting och medborgare.

  • 26.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Bukowska, Elżbieta
    Poznan University of Economics, Poznan, Poland.
    Shilov, Nikolay
    SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Enterprise Modeling for Business and IT Alignment: Challenges and Recommendations2014In: International Journal of IT - Business Alignment and Governance, ISSN 1947-9611, E-ISSN 1947-962X, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 44-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to achieve Business and IT Alignment (BITA) it is required to capture and analyze both business and IT dimensions of enterprises. In this regard Enterprise Modeling (EM) is acknowledged as one useful mean. One of the central roles during EM is EM practitioner who drives and coordinates the EM project. Conducting EM is a highly collaborative activity that requires considerable skills and experience since EM practitioner has to deal with various challenges throughout the project. Despite a quite wide range of research, EM challenges needs to be further investigated, in particular concerning practical recommendations related to creation and usage of enterprise models. This article presents a framework with challenges and recommendations for EM that is aimed on facilitating business and IT alignment. The empirical base for the study consists of interviews with EM practitioners that have significant experience in EM.

  • 27.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Kaczmarek, Tomasz
    Poznan University of Economic, Department of Information Systems.
    Shilov, Nikolay
    St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
    Practical Challenges of Enterprise Modeling in the light of Business and IT Alignment2012In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 5th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, PoEM 2012, Rostock, Germany, November 7-8, 2012. Proceedings / [ed] Kurt Sandkuhl, Ulf Seigerroth, Janis Stirna, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, p. 31-45Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need to reduce a gap between organizational context and technology within enterprise has been recognized and discussed by both researchers and practitioners. In order to solve this problem it is required to capture and analyze both business and IT dimensions of enterprise operation. In this regard, Enterprise Modeling is currently considered as widely used and powerful tool that enables and facilitates alignment of business with IT. The central role of EM process is EM practitioner - a person who facilitates and drives EM project towards successful achievement of its goals. Conducting EM is a highly collaborative and nontrivial process that requires considerable skills and experience since there are various challenges to manage and to deal with during the whole EM project. Despite quite wide range of related research, the question of EM challenges needs further investigation, in particular concerning the viewpoint of EM practitioners. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to identify challenges that EM practitioners usually face during their modeling efforts taking into consideration potential influence of these challenges on successful conduct of EM and on alignment of Business and IT thereafter.

  • 28.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Persson, Anne
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Towards guiding the use of enterprise modeling in the context of business and IT alignment2015In: 8th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2015 Valencia, Spain, November 10–12, 2015. / [ed] Jolita Ralyté, Óscar Pastor, Sergio España, Springer, 2015, Vol. 235, p. 11-26Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s dynamic business environment presents enterprises that wishto stay competitive with a great challenge. This is further complicated by rapidlyadvancing IT capabilities and the crucial role that IT plays in most organizations -a backbone for realizing visions and goals. The problem of eliminating the gapbetween business and IT within enterprises, i.e. the problem of Business and ITAlignment (BITA), has been acknowledged as a contemporary challenge andactively elaborated by academics and practitioners. One practice that is used tofacilitate BITA is Enterprise Modeling (EM), which is considered as a catalyzingpractice for capturing, visualizing and analyzing different aspects of enterprises.This paper presents a framework that illustrates the role of EM in the context ofBITA and suggests recommendations to deal with EM challenges.

  • 29.
    Kaidalova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. University of Rostock, Germany.
    Product-IT and Enterprise-IT integration in enterprise architecture management - Methodological perspective2018In: BIR-WS 2018 BIR Short Papers, Workshops and Doctoral Consortium: Joint Proceedings of the BIR 2018 Short Papers, Workshops and Doctoral Consortiumco-located with 17th International Conference Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2018) / [ed] Jelena Zdravkovic, Jānis Grabis, Selmin Nurcan, Janis Stirna, CEUR-WS , 2018, Vol. 2218, p. 140-149Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is a practice for planning and governance of IT assets in an organization. Today, in the era of digital transformation, new digital opportunities and technological advancements are changing how companies create products and deliver services. Enormous potential for business value generation lies in product-IT - built-in software and digital services enhancing physical products. In this paper we discuss the need to approach product-IT and enterprise-IT in an integrated manner based on the findings from an exploratory case study. Particularly, we outline how to integrate these two in the context of EAM, considering the challenges that traditional EAM is facing in relation to the digital transformation. The main results of the paper are a set of high-level requirements for EAM that would enable product-IT and enterprise-IT integration. These requirements can serve as a basis for future development of methodological support in the outlined context. 

  • 30.
    Karltun, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Lind, Mikael
    Eklund, Jörgen
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Production planning and information flow in a business process context – experiences from change projects in SMEs1999In: Proceedings of the International conference on TQM and Human Factors: Towards successful integration, 1999, p. 2:158-163Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes and evaluates experiences of applying a business process perspective as a part of a change project in three different enterprises, especially with respect to improvements in production planning and information flow activities. The business process modelling gives a detailed and structured understanding of the relations between the business processes and the problems in the enterprise, problems that include quality and employee work conditions. The results indicate that the modelling of the processes provides the enterprises with more complete but simple and understandable images of the business, where the business process perspective accentuates a customer focus and a tight integration between production and sales. The perspective can be used to develop the understanding of the relations between the activities of strategic planning, the daily planning and scheduling of the production, and the personal planning of the single employee. The individuals’ working situation can be improved when the understanding of, and the possibilities to affect the own and others role in relation to the rest of the organisation are increased.

  • 31.
    Karltun, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Eklund, Jörgen
    Lind, Mikael
    Process Redesign and Organisational Change: Towards the use of an Integrated Change Method1999In: Proceedings of the International Conference on TQM and Human Factors: towards successful integration, Linköping: Centre for Studies of Humans, Technology and Organization (CMTO), Univ. , 1999, p. 1008-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The problem of finding appropriate ways to organise and design organisational change processes, and especially their initial phases, is the main question behind this paper. It is argued that a methodological approach is advantageous by guiding the process towards efficiency and effectiveness. The theoretical base for such a method is described concerning change and method theory. Two methods deriving from perspectives of process redesign, quality, ergonomics and organisational theory were integrated. The resulting method was verified in three case studies, concerning change process and method use. The results show that integration of perspectives, situational adaptability, an unbiased initial problem attitude, and a change initiating co-operation between change agent and organisation could be achieved. The developed theory and work structures are advantageous in guiding and legitimising the change process. The work procedures ensure participation and enable both top-down and bottom-up generated improvements to be emphasised.

  • 32.
    Khademhosseinieh, Banafsheh
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    AN EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE MODELLING METHODS IN THE LIGHT OF BUSINESS AND IT ALIGNMENT2011In: ICEIS 2011 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Volume 4, Beijing, China, 8-11 June, 2011 / [ed] Runtong Zhang,José Cordeiro, Xuewei Li, Zhenji Zhang and Juliang Zhang, China- Beijing, 2011, p. 479-484Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    All organisations have to keep improving different aspects of their business in order to survive in their businessarea. This improvement can be done in different ways, including as business and IT alignment. There existdifferent ways of performing business and IT alignment, such as applying EMMs. Enterprise Modelling (EM)is an area that has been built up with the intention of improving business practice and management. AnEnterprise Modelling Method (EMM) is a systematic way of building models that are to be used for planningimprovements. For this purpose, it is needed to make an evaluation of methods capabilities in supportingbusiness and IT alignment. According to all above, the results of this paper include a list of EMMs that areapplicable in business and IT alignment.

  • 33.
    Khademhosseinieh, Banafsheh
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Towards Evaluating Efficiency of Enterprise Modeling Methods2012In: Information and Software Technologie: 18th International Conference, ICIST 2012 Kaunas Lithuania, September 13-14, 2012 Proceedings / [ed] Tomas Skersys, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkiene, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, p. 74-86Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Each organization should make progress to remain competent in its business. Enterprise Modeling (EM) helps in understanding the current and planning the future states, followed by proposing improvement actions in an enterprise. To receive support from EM, we should start a process of using an Enterprise Modeling Method (EMM), that likewise any other process needs using resources. As resources are expensive, we prefer not only gaining results, rather using resources reasonably, i.e. performing an efficient process that supports the process quality. To realize if we have an efficient EMM, we should evaluate its efficiency. In this paper we present a method for efficiency evaluation of EMMs for general case of application. This method contains efficiency criteria and questions for evaluating their fulfillment. Then it is applied to the Enterprise Knowledge Development for appraising the evaluation method. The paper ends with a number of conclusions about the evaluation method.

  • 34.
    Lantow, Birger
    et al.
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    Sandkuhl, KurtJönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. University of Rostock, Germany.Seigerroth, UlfJönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Information Logistics, Knowledge Supply and Ontologies in Information Systems, Warzaw, Poland, September 23rd, 20132013Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Rudmark, Daniel
    Universoty of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Design Science Research for Business Process Design: Organizational Transition at Intersport2010In: Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research / [ed] Pries-Heje, Jan Venable, John Bunker, Deborah Russo, Nancy DeGross, Jan, 2010, p. 159-178Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Business processes need to be aligned with business strategies. This paper elaborates on experiences from a business process design effort in an action research project performed at Intersport Sweden. The purpose with this project was to create a solid base for taking the retail chain Intersport into a new organizational state where the new process design is aligned with the strategic goals. Although business process modeling is concerned with creating artifacts, traditionally IS design science research has had little impact on research on business process models. In this paper we address the question of how design science research can contribute to business process design. In the paper three heuristic guidelines for creating organizational commitment and strategic alignment in process design are presented. The guidelines are derived from the successful actions taken in the research project. The development of these guidelines is used as a basis to reflect upon the contribution of design science research to business process design.

  • 36.
    Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Co-design as social constructive pragmatism2008In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008, Paris, France, December 14-17, 2008., The AIS Special Interest Group on Pragmatist IS Research (SIGPrag 2008) – www.sigprag.org , 2008, p. 15-21Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Pragmatism as theoretical foundation and research approach has been applied in different practical settings by a number of different scholars. One approach, addressing the need for considering different stakeholder's views associated with actions being performed, has been coined as co-design by Olov Forsgren. In this short paper we revisit some of the philosophical roots of co-design in an knowledge endeavour of regarding co-design as social constructive pragmatism. By doing that we try to strengthen the theoretical base for co-design as well as getting inspiration for new development of the co-design movement. Social constructive pragmatism is conceived as a social constructive process in which observations by inquirers are essential. The basic categories in co-design are the viewer often described as the actor, the viewing often described as the action and the target of the viewing, often described as the object. The meta-viewer is also an important part of co-design in viewing the whole scene of actors, actions and objects. In this paper a framework that relates co-design to an action cycle constituted by three steps (conditions, action, and result) as well as the notion of inquiry is presented.

  • 37.
    Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Collaborative Process Modeling and Process Design: The Intersport Case Study2015In: Handbook of Business Process Management 1: Introduction, Methods, and Information Systems / [ed] Jan vom Brocke, Michael Rosemann, Heidelberg: Springer, 2015, 2, p. 301-321Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for alignment between business strategies and business processes is today manifested in many different ways. This chapter presents experiences from a collaborative process modeling and process design effort performed at Intersport Sweden. The main purpose with the process modelling and process design was to serve, as a solid base for the transformation of Intersport Sweden into the future. In this effort an important part was that the new process design was in clear alignment with the new strategic business model. By a collaborative co-design approach for deriving and designing business process models diverse stakeholders’ knowledge and interest were captured in the development of tangible process descriptions of the future. The new strategic business plan has through collaborative process design been given a meaning and participating actors have become committed to implement this new business strategy.

  • 38.
    Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Collaborative Process Modeling: The Intersport Case Study2010In: Handbook on business process management: 1: introduction, methods and information systems / [ed] Jan vom Brocke, Michael Rosemann, Berlin: Springer , 2010Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Business strategies need to be aligned with business process models. In this chap-ter experiences from a collaborative process modeling effort performed at Inter-sport, Sweden, for the purpose of creating a solid base for taking a business into the future will be elaborated on. In this effort the new process design is aligned with strategic goals. By a co-design approach for deriving business process mod-els diverse stakeholders’ knowledge and interest are captured in the development of tangible descriptions of the future. Business plans are given a meaning and par-ticipating actors become committed to implement business strategies.

  • 39. Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Collaborative Process Modeling: The Intersport Case Study2010In: Handbook on Business Process Management 1: Introduction, Methods, and Information Systems / [ed] vom Brocke Jan, Rosemann Michael, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York: Springer , 2010, 1, p. 279-298Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Business strategies need to be aligned with business process models. In this chapter, experiences from a collaborative process modeling effort performed at Intersport, Sweden, for the purpose of creating a solid base for taking a business into the future will be elaborated. In this effort, the new process design is aligned with strategic goals. By a codesign approach for deriving business process models, diverse stakeholders’ knowledge and interests are captured in the development of tangible descriptions of the future. Business plans are given a meaning, and participating actors become committed to implement business strategies.

  • 40. Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Informatik.
    Integrating Change Methods: framework and experiences from integrating two methods for change work1997In: IRIS20: Social Informatics, 1997, p. 884-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When developing businesses there is often a need to rely on instructions such as methods. Methods are among other things experiences from previous development work. Within an organisation there usually exists a variety of methods and method like work forms that different actors have experience of. When performing development work one intends to achieve certain result by using methods. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that the used method also harmonises with the goal for the change work. One way to create such a method is to perform method integration, where several methods can be used as candidates on different levels when forming the "new" method. The method parts can be treated so that they form a synthesis or just a concatenation in the "new" method. When performing such method integration three supplementary approaches can be usedwill be discussed: modeltheory, practice and internal based method integration. A fruitful way to create a well grounded integrated method is to let these three approaches interact with each other during the method integration process. This paper focuses on experiences from the application of these three supplementary approaches. The paper also treats the problem of reconstruction of tacit method knowledge.

  • 41.
    Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
    Multi-Layered Process Modeling for Business and IT Alignment2010In: 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2010, p. 1-10Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In information systems research, significant attention has been paid to the discrepancy between organizational context and technology. In the IS discourse this is, among other initiatives, expressed as the need to create alignment between business and IT. Translated into the domain of business process management (BPM), this will put demand on achieving alignment between used models in process modeling. An action research approach has been adopted to explore a multi-layered thinking in process modeling, which has been validated through the development and application of a multi-layered framework with a consultancy firm. Applying the multi-layered framework has addressed three areas of concern related to managing alignment 1) focal areas, 2) abstraction levels, and 3) degree of formalism. In this setting, a multi-layered thinking during process modeling and design has facilitated managing alignment of business and IS/IT. Further research however concerns the application of the framework in other settings.

  • 42. Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics. Informatik.
    Organisational Learning through Team-Based Reconstruction: Going from Individual Knowledge to Shared Contextual Knowledge2000In: OR in the 21st Century: Communications & Knowledge Management, 2000Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organisations can be interpreted as a collection of actors who produce value for clients.

    In order for organisations to stay competitive there is a need for organisations to

    continuously develop their ability. An organisation’s ability is determined by its ability to

    effectively apply existing knowledge to create new knowledge and to take action that

    form the basis for achieving competitive advantage from knowledge-based assets. One

    mean for developing the organisational ability is to establish a mutually accepted

    understanding of the context in which the actors are acting. One important part of the

    organisation’s knowledge creation processes is to facilitate the sharing of personal

    knowledge. A condition for developing the organisational ability is to expand the amount

    of shared knowledge to an appropriate level. One type of knowledge that needs to be

    shared among different actors within the organisation is the knowledge about how and in

    which order actions are performed (contextual knowledge) in order to satisfy client

    needs. In this paper an approach for team-based reconstruction, used for going from

    personal to shared contextual knowledge, is presented. The approach bears on the

    foundation of theories about knowledge management for understanding the process of

    externalisation and theories about language action for understanding organisations.

    Experiences from three case studies are presented. Team-based reconstruction can be

    used for 1) going from personal knowledge to shared contextual knowledge in an

    efficient way, 2) arriving at a foundation for efficient organisational co-ordination, 3)

    arriving at a base for development work, as well as 4) organisational learning.

  • 43. Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Process Models as Transformation Vehicle for Strategic Alignment2010In: MCIS 2010 Proceedings / [ed] AIS Electronic Library, AIS Electronic Library , 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Practitioners within the IS-field tend to engage in different kind of modelling activities for the purpose of analysis, design and evaluation of information systems. Business process models has been used for several purposes such as reconstructing existing practice (AS-IS) and to design the future (TO-BE). So far little research has been conducted on process modelling practices, the role and characteristics of models mean for business transformation. This paper elaborates on the role of process models as transformation vehicle to create alignment between a strategic business plan and business processes. The empirical base in this paper is an action research project where researchers together with a retail chain in sports and recreation (Intersport), as a part of a bigger change program, has designed Intersport´s future practice based on a new strategic business plan. The results in the paper are descriptions about the role, characteristics and usage of different models during process design. The design of the future is a transformational process where models will have different roles during different phases of the project; scoping models, chiseling models, design models and change models. Good design results can be ensured through that the business process models in the end manage to express vital business dimensions such as transformation, coordination and interaction. The conclusions also depict the need for incremental design to create strategic alignment. The main reason for this is that people need to digest the evolving design in order to be able to understand characteristics and consequences of the final design.

  • 44. Lind, Mikael
    et al.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Team-based reconstruction for expanding organisational ability2003In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, ISSN 0160-5682, Vol. 54, no 2, p. 119-129Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organisations can be interpreted as a collection of actors who produce value for clients. In order for organisations to stay competitive there is a need for organisations to continuously develop their ability. An organisation’s ability is determined by its ability to effectively apply existing knowledge to create new knowledge and to take action that forms the basis for achieving competitive advantage from knowledge-based assets. One means for developing the organisational ability is to establish a mutually accepted understanding of the context in which the actors are acting. One important part of the organisation’s knowledge creation processes is to facilitate the sharing of personal knowledge. A condition for developing the organisational ability is to expand the amount of shared knowledge to an appropriate level. One type of knowledge that needs to be shared among different actors within the organisation is the knowledge about how and in which order actions are performed (contextual knowledge) in order to satisfy client needs. In this paper an approach for team-based reconstruction, used for moving from personal to shared contextual knowledge, is presented. The approach bears on the foundation of theories about knowledge management for understanding the process of externalisation and theories about language action for understanding organisations. Experiences from three case studies are presented. Team-based reconstruction can be used for (1) moving from personal knowledge to shared contextual knowledge in an efficient way, (2) arriving at a foundation for efficient organisational coordination, (3) arriving at a base for development work, and (4) organisational learning.

  • 45.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Holmquist, Eva
    SYSteam AB.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Strandesjö, Jan
    Proton Finishing AB.
    Information Demand Context Modelling for Improved Information Flow: Experiences and Practices2009In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling / [ed] Will Aalst, John Mylopoulos, Norman M. Sadeh, Michael J. Shaw, Clemens Szyperski, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Berlin: Springer , 2009, p. 8-22Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper addresses the field of modelling information demand context, which can be considered as an application of enterprise modelling techniques with focus on capturing information demands. Based on industrial cases from automotive industries, experiences and practices of information demand modelling are presented and investigated. This includes the specific perspective taken in the method for information demand analysis, common challenges experienced in demand modelling, the validity of practices from participative enterprise modelling for context modelling and practices of context modelling.

  • 46.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Holmqvist, Eva
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics.
    Method for Information Demand Analysis: IDA User Guide and Handbook2011Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This handbook describes IDA, a method for analysing information demand, based on the work performed within the two research projects InfoFlow 1 and InfoFlow 2. The handbook covers the method in terms of background, framework and included parts, as well as how these different parts are used pragmatically. The use of the method and its parts is illustrated by means of an example case.

  • 47.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Enterprise Modelling and Knowledge Transfer in Distributed Teams – Lessons Learned2012In: 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CEUR-WS , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    On application area for enterprise modelling is for improving business practice and management. In such improvement situations an important dimension is optimized information flow in organisations. In order to systematically capture and analyse information demand in enterprises, a method for information demand analysis has been developed. The subject of this paper is the use of this method in distributed teams of modellers. This requires transfer of method knowledge to the modellers, coordination of its application, systematic evaluation of lessons learned, and collection of change proposals for the method. This paper reports on the process of method knowledge transfer and usage including lessons learned and implications on the method. The contributions are (1) lessons learned from the method knowledge process and performing the actual modelling in distributed teams, (2) implications for the method regarding alignment between different models-on-plastic (or paper) and electronic models, and (3) implications for the specific method notation.

  • 48.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Modelling Information Demand in an Enterprise Context: Method, Notation, and Lessons Learned2011In: International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, ISSN 1947-8186, E-ISSN 1947-8194, Vol. 2, no 3, p. ?-?Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information overload is perceived as a common problem in organisations and enterprises, which calls for new organisational and technological approaches for more pertinent and accurate information supply. The paper contributes to addressing this problem by proposing a method for information demand modelling, which contributes to capturing and understanding the information demand of roles in organisations. This method consists to a large extent of an application of enterprise modelling techniques. Illustrated by a case from automotive industries, lessons learned from information demand modelling are presented and discussed. This includes the specific perspective taken in the method for information demand analysis, common challenges experienced in demand modelling, the validity of recommendations from participative enterprise modelling for information demand modelling. Furthermore, the paper introduces the notation applied for information demand models and discusses refinement process of this notation.

  • 49.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Transfer of Method Knowledge and Modelling in Distributed Teams - Lessons Learned2012In: Perspectives in Business Informatics Research: 11th International Conference, BIR 2012, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, September 24-26, 2012, Proceedings / [ed] Aseeva, Natalia; Babkin, Eduard; Kozyrev, Oleg, Springer, 2012, p. 26-40Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traditionally, enterprise modelling has one of its application areas in the context of improving business practice and management. In such improvement situations an important dimension is optimized information flow in organisations, i.e. to be able to provide the information required to complete organisational tasks. In order to systematically capture and analyse information demand in enterprises, a method for information demand analysis has been developed. The subject of this paper is the use of this method in distributed teams of modellers. This requires transfer of method knowledge to the modellers, coordination of its application, systematic evaluation of lessons learned, and collection of change proposals for the method. The aim is to report on the process of method knowledge transfer and usage including the lessons learned and implications on the used method. The contributions are (1) lessons learned from the process of transferring method knowledge and performing the actual modelling in distributed teams, (2) implications for the method as such regarding alignment between different models-on-plastic (or paper) and electronic models, and (3) implications for the specific method notation.

  • 50.
    Lundqvist, Magnus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Seigerroth, Ulf
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Stirna, Janis
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Method Requirements for Information Demand Analysis2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we analyze the methodological requirements for Information Demand Analysis (IDA) i.e. capturing, representing, and modeling information demand by means of Enterprise Models (EM). The paper presents the background of IDA and defines the initial requirements and then discusses the suitability of one example EM method, EKD.

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