Using Multi-criteria Analysis to Evaluate Enterprise Architecture Scenarios

Francisco Cansado, André Vasconcelos, Gonçalo Santos

Abstract

In this paper we propose a framework based on multi-criteria analysis as a way to conduct an enterprise architecture scenario evaluation and selection. The proposed solution supports decision making, by evaluating each of the available scenarios using metrics derived from defined goals, based on a Goal-Question-Metric methodology. In this approach the overall goals or objectives (the problem’s criteria) are on the top of the GQM-tree, whereas questions of stakeholders and measurable attributes (also called ``metrics'' are represented as intermediate and leave nodes. According to the multi-criteria analysis each of the alternatives x is evaluated on each metric i, by means of a value function Vi(x). Then, since every criterion has a weight which represents its relative importance in the analysis, the final overall result of each alternative scenario is therefore computed through a weighted sum model.

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Cansado F., Vasconcelos A. and Santos G. (2012). Using Multi-criteria Analysis to Evaluate Enterprise Architecture Scenarios . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 232-237. DOI: 10.5220/0004097502320237


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Francisco Cansado and André Vasconcelos and Gonçalo Santos},
title={Using Multi-criteria Analysis to Evaluate Enterprise Architecture Scenarios},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={232-237},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004097502320237},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Using Multi-criteria Analysis to Evaluate Enterprise Architecture Scenarios
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Cansado F.
AU - Vasconcelos A.
AU - Santos G.
PY - 2012
SP - 232
EP - 237
DO - 10.5220/0004097502320237