It’s increasingly acknowledged that firms cannot be competitive if their IT strategies are not implemented methodically. A number of proposals have been made to prioritize strategic IT plan executions and determine the most appropriate models and architectures. While IT governance primarily focuses on day-to-day IT operations, enterprise architecture primarily focuses on designing the future state of architecture in support of business. Despite still being a major concern for business and IT executives, there is little published research that bridges both and therefore attempts to give methodological support from a holistic perspective. Additionally it seems that governance needs to be investigated in terms of implementing IT strategies on different levels of abstraction. This article therefore proposes a framework to analyze institutions and guide ITstrategy implementation in order to analyze, monitor and control the desired results. Due to the underlying theories and applied interviews the model is potentially generalizable.