Conference Paper

A Contingency Approach to Enterprise Architecture Method Engineering.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01247-1_39 Conference: 3rd Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2008) at the 6th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2008), At Sydney, Volume: LNCS 5472
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ABSTRACT Enterprise Architecture (EA) and methods for the design and em- ployment of EA significantly contribute to the transparency, consistency and eventually to the flexibility of an organization. However, there is hardly any "one-size-fits-all" EA method that is equally effective for a broad range of transformation projects or in a large number of different contexts. Based on an empirical analysis, this paper identifies three relevant EA contingency factors as well as three dominating EA application scenarios as a basis for a situational EA method engineering taking these into account.

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