Business is a much to blame for misalignment

I’m fed up hearing that IT needs to align with the business. I was at a conference in London earlier about enterprise architecture, listening to a speaker from Cadbury Schweppes. What impressed me about the presentation was the extent of the business change required to embed this architecture within the IT function of the business.

This was a business change exercise not an IT change. We often talk about IT business alignment and blame IT for the disconnect. I would argue that IT can teach the business a trick or two on making major changes. Perhaps it is time for the business to apply IT project management best practices to the way the company is run.