Conceptual model of enterprise architecture management

Kotusev, S 2017, 'Conceptual model of enterprise architecture management', International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, 1730001, pp. 1-36.


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Title Conceptual model of enterprise architecture management
Author(s) Kotusev, S
Year 2017
Journal name International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
Volume number 26
Issue number 3
Article Number 1730001
Start page 1
End page 36
Total pages 36
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Abstract Enterprise architecture (EA) is a description of an enterprise from an integrated business and IT perspective. Enterprise architecture management (EAM) is a management practice embracing all the management processes related to EA aiming to improve business and IT alignment. EAM is typically described as a sequential four-step process: (i) document the current state, (ii) describe the desired future state, (iii) develop the transition plan and (iv) implement the plan. This traditional four-step approach to EAM essentially defines the modern understanding of EA. Based on a literature review, this paper demonstrates that this four-step approach to EAM, though practiced by some companies, is inadequate as a model explaining the EAM phenomenon in general. As a substitute, this paper synthesizes the generic conceptual model of EAM providing a more realistic conceptualization of EAM describing it as a decentralized network of independent but interacting processes, artifacts and actors.
Subject Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Enterprise architecture
enterprise architecture management
generic conceptual model
traditional approach
DOI - identifier 10.1142/S0218843017300017
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ISSN 0218-8430
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