The Role of Enterprise Governance and Cartography in Enterprise Engineering
AbstractEnterprise artography is fundamental to govern the transformation processes of an organisation. The artefacts of enterprise cartography represent the structure and dynamics of an organisation from three temporal views: as-was (past), as- is (present), and to-be (future). These views are dynamically generated from a continuous process that collects operational data from an organisation. This paper defines a set of enterprise cartography principles and provides an account of its role in understanding the dynamics of an organisation. The principles are grounded on control theory and are defined as a realisation of the observer and modeller components of the feedback control loop found on dynamic systems. As a result, an organisation can be abstracted as a dynamic system where a network of actors collaborate and produce results that can be depicted using cartographic maps.
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