The assessment process was repeated the following year among architects and some IT staff. BP got a clear indication of where progress had been made from which scores rose. The company plans to include business people in the next round and hopes it shows that the work prompted by the previous assessment is paying off.
One area where BP will look for improvements is communicating the value of architecture to key stakeholders—it didn’t see any progress there between the first two assessments. A new communication program designed to be more explicit about the group and its business value is now in the works, Weir said.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.