Towards a Generic Evaluation Model for Enterprise Architecture
Ylimäki, T. (2008). Towards a Generic Evaluation Model for Enterprise Architecture. In: Niemi, E., Ylimäki, T. & Hämäläinen, N. (Eds.) Evaluation of enterprise and software architectures : critical issues, metrics and practices : [AISA Project 2005-2008]. Jyväskylä : University of Jyväskylä, Information Technology Research Institute, 2008. - (Tietotekniikan tutkimusinstituutin julkaisuja, ISSN 1236-1615; 18). ISBN 978-951-39-3108-7 (CD-ROM).
During the past few years, enterprise architectures (EAs) have become one of the major interests of both business and information technology (IT) practitioners and academics. It has been suggested that EA is an approach for controlling the complexity and constant changes in the organization’s business environment. Research has mainly focused on the development and modeling of EAs, while the quality aspects of EA have only recently gained attention, especially in the form of EA maturity models. These models have been developed to provide a means to evaluate the stage – and the quality – of the organization’s EA. While most existing maturity models seem to be domain-specific, this study aims at developing a more generic evaluation model for EA usable in private sector organizations, regardless of their lines of businesses. The generic evaluation model is based on the combination of the potential critical success factors for EA, defined in the previous steps of the project, and the maturity stages. The initial generic evaluation model for EA was trialed in three organizations. The experiences and needs for improving the evaluation model derived from these cases are also represented. ...
First published in the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007, pp. 9-16. Republished with the kind permission of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture
PublisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Information Technology Research Institute
Is part of publicationEvaluation of enterprise and software architectures : critical issues, metrics and practices / Eetu Niemi, Tanja Ylimäki & Niina Hämäläinen (eds.). Jyväskylä : University of Jyväskylä, Information Technology Research Institute, 2008. - (Tietotekniikan tutkimusinstituutin julkaisuja, ISSN 1236-1615; 18). ISBN 978-951-39-3108-7 (CD-ROM).
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