ment has been reached, a card with the name of the trend is placed in the
quadrant. As shown in Exhibit 5.2, a weight factor is given to the quad-
rants that indicates the relevance of the trend for the business objective.
Dynamic Enterprise Architecture
Weight Factors IT Trend/Business Objective Model
Participants proceed in this way until they have dealt with every
trend in the context of that particular business objective. When all
trends have been classified on the board, it can be seen at a glance
which trends are important for a particular business objective.
The participants do the same for the remaining business objectives.
Then, by adding up the scores of each IT trend for the various business
objectives, as is shown in Exhibit 5.3, the result indicates the total
importance of an IT trend for the organization (across the business
objectives). An IT trend with a high score contributes to a large extent
to the business objectives as a whole and, therefore, appears to be a
good candidate for being labelled as an IT enabler. These potential IT
enablers can then be investigated in greater detail.
On each line we can see the importance of the IT trends for the
various business objectives. In the columns, we can see which IT trends
are relevant for each business objective.
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Then, by adding up the scores of each IT trend for the various business objectives, as is shown in Exhibit 5.3, the result indicates the total importance of an IT trend for the organization (across the business objectives).