A maturity model for IT governance with COBIT 2019

COBIT 2019 is the revised framework for enterprise governance of information & technology. A new step in the development of COBIT is a model for assessing the IT governance maturity and capabilities of an organization. Such model should allow evaluating the performance of the IT governance system. The thesis will start with a literature review of… Continue reading A maturity model for IT governance with COBIT 2019

Tool development for business process architecture description

The idea of this thesis is to develop tool support for the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing. The development is a joint effort of UGentMIS (Prof. Geert Poels) and the ALARCOS research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Prof. Francisco Ruiz, Prof. Felix Garcia, Prof. Mario Piattini). A good starting… Continue reading Tool development for business process architecture description

Strategic alignment of business process architecture

The idea of this thesis is to investigate how the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing, can be used in the analysis of strategic fit within an organisation. Strategic fit is the condition in which the organisation is able to realise its strategies. The business processes of an organisation are an important… Continue reading Strategic alignment of business process architecture

Integrating the CARS method for strategic sourcing modelling in ArchiMate

CARS is a conceptual modelling approach that we developed with the UGentMIS team to support strategic sourcing in organisations. With CARS, sourcing options can be explored an analysed from the perspective of value co-creation in networks of organisations and other economic actors. The CARS conceptualisation has not yet been operationalised in a well-defined modelling language.… Continue reading Integrating the CARS method for strategic sourcing modelling in ArchiMate

Value Delivery Modelling – Empirical Investigation of the Value Management Platform

Description The Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) is a new enterprise modelling standard adopted by the Object Management Group (OMG 2015). Using VDML, companies can model, design and analyse their processes of value creation. To help companies in using VDML, the company VDMbee has developed the Value Management Platform (VMP), a toolkit that can be… Continue reading Value Delivery Modelling – Empirical Investigation of the Value Management Platform

Aligning COBIT with Enterprise Architecture

COBIT is the best known and most widely used framework for IT governance. Using COBIT, organisations can design a governance system to make sure that the use of Information Technology delivers value to the organisation and thus contributes to the achievement of the strategic objectives. The UGentMIS team has been involved in the development of… Continue reading Aligning COBIT with Enterprise Architecture

Design of Business Process Architecture Viewpoints in ArchiMate

Context This topic belongs to the cluster Business Process Architecture modelling, design and analysis. It is suitable for students in– Business Engineering (all fields of study)– Business Economics (MBE:BE) (background in computer science, ICT, information management or informatics)– Business Administration (Management and Informatics field of study) A duo master thesis is possible, though not a… Continue reading Design of Business Process Architecture Viewpoints in ArchiMate