TEAR 2007

Introduction to the Second Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2007)

Marc Lankhorst, Pontus Johnson, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

The first workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR) was held in conjunction with the Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC) in Hong Kong in October 2006. The positive response to that event encouraged us to hold the second workshop before a full year had passed. TEAR 2007 is therefore co-located with the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) in St. Gallen, Switzerland in June 2007.

A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Measure the Value of Enterprise Architecture

Joachim Schelp, Matthias Stutz, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

The value returned by Enterprise Architecture (EA) is increasingly under consideration by researchers and practitioners. They struggle to justify the EA investments made. Quantifying the Enterprise Architecture benefits has always been a challenge because measurements and real value delivered can not often be expressed in simple technical oriented metrics only.

Teaching Enterprise Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture in Practice

Alain Wegmann, Gil Regev, José Diego de la Cruz, Lam-Son Lê, Irina Rychkova, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

Many companies expect their IT developers to understand their business strategy and to specify IT systems that will impact favorably the execution of their business strategy. Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) address these issues. In this paper, we present a course that introduces EA and SOA to undergraduate CS students. The course is based on an immersive problem-based pedagogy coupled with role playing.

Integrating an Enterprise Architecture Using Domain Clustering

Stephan Aier, Marten Schönherr, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the context of enterprise engineering addresses aspects of developing, improving and integrating organizations. The paper introduces an approach to EA proposing Integration Concepts (IC) to reconcile changing business process requirements and information systems. Being process-driven and supporting integration issues the chosen IC is a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Therefore the contribution aims at developing a methodology to support service engineering by defining architectural domains in an EA.

Analyzing System Maintainability Using Enterprise Architecture Models

Robert Lagerström, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

A fast and continuously changing business environment demands flexible software systems easy to modify and maintain. Due to the extent of interconnection between systems and the internal quality of each system many IT-decision makers find it difficult predicting the effort of making changes to their systems.

A Proposed Framework for Knowledge Discovery in Enterprise Architecture

M. El Kourdi, H. Shah, A. Atkins, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

The aim of this research is to develop an information agent framework for knowledge discovery in enterprise architecture (EA). This framework is based on specific purpose ontology and knowledge discovery techniques. Such framework would facilitate strategic decision making for EA stakeholders by enabling them to analyze and monitor the portfolio of processes, data, applications, and organizational units in terms of their correlation and impact in the overall organization.

A Framework for Project Architecture in the Context of Enterprise Architecture

Ralph Foorthuis, Sjaak Brinkkemper, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

Little scientific research has as yet been done on projects conforming to Enterprise Architecture. To lay foundations for such research, this paper presents a theoretical framework for defining the Project Architecture (PA) in the context of working with Enterprise Architecture. One part of the PA is the Project Start Architecture (PSA), which bounds the project to the Enterprise Architecture (EA) and/or Domain Architecture (DA).

Making Sense of Enterprise Architectures as Tools of Organizational Self-Awareness (Osa)

Rodrigo Magalhaes, Marielba Zacarias, José Tribolet, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

This paper builds on the capability of EAs to define the organization’s systems development environment but places special emphasis on their power as communication tools. The concept of Organizational Self-Awareness (OSA) is offered as the contextual framework for the discussion. OSA is a process which involves, firstly, the efforts of the individual organizational member in getting to know his/her work environment, through sensemaking.

The Service-Oriented Enterprise

Christoph Schroth, vrijdag 11 mei 2007

Today’s organizations are changing with respect to both structure and internal working processes. As a consequence of trends such as globalization, deregulation and highly volatile markets, corporations are forced to increase their responsiveness to temporary requirements or business opportunities. Most existing organizational theories do not apply to the emerging sort of enterprise which incorporates principles such as structural decentralization, loose coupling of autonomously acting business units as well as complexity hiding on the basis of uniform interfaces.

 

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