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International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.9, No.10, Oct. 2017

ITAAM Framework: An Adaptive Approach to Design, Measure and Improve IT Agility

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Author(s)

Yassine Rdiouat, Wafaa Dachry, Alami Semma

Index Terms

ITAAM;Agility;Agile Information System;IT Agility;IS Agility;Agile Enterprise;Agile Organization;Agile BSC;Balanced Scorecard

Abstract

In order to respond effectively to rapid and unpredictable changes in the business environment, information systems are forced to adapt by developing agility skills, so the company can grow or even survive in this changing environment. Thus, it is necessary to provide organizations an approach indicating how to design, measure and improve the agility of their information systems. In this context an iterative, integrated, flexible and balanced framework has been developed. This framework, called ITAAM (Information Technology Agility Assessment Model), is founded upon a simple model, derived from the Balanced ScoreCard methodology that is widely used as a system of performance measurement. Basically, the structure of our approach is composed of a conceptual framework, an evaluation methodology, an agility grid and a scoring system for the Global Agility Index calculation. Moreover, within every assessment cycle, the agility level is identified and a set of recommendations are provided as well as the necessary adjustment guidelines concerning the whole organization. As a result, sustainability and continuous improvement of agility can be ensured, which represents the main goal of our new construct.

Cite This Paper

Yassine Rdiouat, Wafaa Dachry, Alami Semma, "ITAAM Framework: An Adaptive Approach to Design, Measure and Improve IT Agility", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.10, pp.37-46, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2017.10.04

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