Enterprise Architecture Dept Analysis

Even though enterprise architecture management (EAM) offers a wide range of methods and tools for aligning business with IT, an architect’s work is challenged by reality. The evolution of enterprise architecture (EA) and given constraints (e.g. legacy systems and processes) lead to debts which may complicate and hinder opportunities; however, the management of such debts has not been considered in EAM research. This thesis project aims to develop a set of EA Dept metrics for strategically managing EA-debt-related issues. The deevloped metrics shall be implemented in an existing EA analysis platform to enable enterprise architects to easily and efficiently analyze their EA models.

This thesis will be co-supervised by Ass.Prof. Dr. Simon Hacks from KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Reading (Excerpt)

  • Peter Alexander, Simon Hacks, Jürgen Jung, Ulrike Steffens, Ömer Uludag, Horst Lichter: A Framework for Managing Enterprise Architecture Debts - Outline and Research Directions. EMISA 2020: 5-10, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2628/paper1.pdf
  • Simon Hacks, Hendrik Höfert, Johannes Salentin, Yoon Chow Yeong, Horst Lichter: Towards the Definition of Enterprise Architecture Debts. EDOC Workshops 2019: 9-16, https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW.2019.00016
  • Johannes Salentin, Simon Hacks: Towards a Catalog of Enterprise Architecture Smells. Wirtschaftsinformatik (Community Tracks) 2020: 276-290, https://doi.org/10.30844/wi_2020_y1-salentin
Dominik Bork
Dominik Bork
Assistant Prof. Dipl.-Wirtsch.Inf.Univ. Dr.rer.pol.