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On developing business architectures : a multi-framework evaluation of an early-stage enterprise

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dc.contributor.advisor Deborah J. Nightingale. en_US Montoya, Mario, 1978- en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2010-10-12T19:00:09Z 2010-10-12T19:00:09Z 2010 en_US 2010 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in System Design and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196). en_US
dc.description.abstract Early-stage enterprises are characterized by leveraging limited resources during periods of accelerating industry growth and relatively high uncertainty. This thesis is an examination of an early-stage enterprise within the medical technology industry using multiple frameworks. In addition to the standard Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) suite of tools, the enterprise will be evaluated using Nightingale and Rhodes' eight Enterprise Architecture (EA) views, Kaplan's Balanced Scorecard (BSC), McKinsey's 7S framework, and Grave's Spiral Dynamics. Moreover, this thesis includes a practical examination of the current state using the framework developed by Piepenbrock's doctoral thesis that introduced the notion of modular versus integral enterprise architectures. A transformation plan is proposed based on the firm's current state and preferred future state based on insights from the various self-assessments and prevailing corporate strategy. The transformation plan is also informed by the author's perceived receptivity, commitment and need for change of the organization. The case organization's current state is described in general terms to protect the company's identity since the material presented includes portions of their corporate strategy and source of competitive advantage. Recognizing that all competitive advantage is temporary, considerable care has been exercised to balance the relevance of the research with the privacy needs of the organization. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Mario Montoya, Jr.. en_US
dc.format.extent 196 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title On developing business architectures : a multi-framework evaluation of an early-stage enterprise en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US System Design and Management en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 667706619 en_US

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