Goal based alignment of enterprise architectures

BARN, Balbir and CLARK, Tony (2012). Goal based alignment of enterprise architectures. In: 7th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends (ICSOFT 2012), Rome, Italy, 24-27 July 2012.

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Business and IT alignment remains an ongoing concern for organizations. Enterprise Architecture has emerged as a possible tool for understanding and planning for BIA, but the current range of methods and frameworks for EA do not support precise measurement. In this paper, we propose a set of technologies and concepts - notably goals and computable functions which can be used to provide a measure of equivalence between as-is and to-be enterprise architectures. The goals enable description of business level requirements whilst the functions enable the goals to be evaluated at a technical architecture level. The technology is evaluated with a detailed and authentic case study from higher education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:19
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12013

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