Maturity Matters: Generate Value from Enterprise Architecture

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Jeanne W. Ross and Cynthia M. Beath


This two-part article is an introduction to MIT’s EA maturity research. This first article[1], introduces a series of research studies at MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research, including survey results from 2004, 2007, and 2010. In the second article, in the next number of JEA, the findings from the 2011-2012 update of the research will be presented.

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About the authors

Jeanne W. Ross is Director & Principal Research Scientist at MIT Center for Information Systems Research.

Cynthia M. Beath is Professor Emeritus at University of Texas, Austin.


C. Beath and J. Ross: PepsiAmericas: Building an InformationSavvy Company, MIT Sloan CISR Working Paper No. 378,February 2010.

J. Ross: Generating Strategic Benefits From EnterpriseArchitecture, MIT Sloan CISR Research Briefing, Vol. IV, No.3A, October 2004.

J. Ross and C. Beath: USAA: Organizing for Innovation andSuperior Customer Service, MIT Sloan CISR Working PaperNo. 382, December 2010.

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