Enterprise Architecture Performance Management - A Context based Approach to EA Metrics Definition

Anuj Kumar, Premnath S.

Abstract

Management scholars suggest that if you can’t measure something, you can’t improve or manage it. The same applies to Enterprise Architecture (EA). Surveys related to EA suggest that organizations find it difficult to measure EA and in some cases it is not even measured. Although, EA metrics have been proposed in literature but not all are practical and most do not measure the true essence of EA. The situation becomes even more complicated in the absence of a structured approach to EA performance management. Additionally, organizations often limit EA performance management to identifying and measuring the potential benefits of EA and don’t measure the real value of EA. In this paper we propose that before establishing EA metrics organizations should clearly understand the context of EA from three perspectives, i.e. the scope of EA for the organization, its usage in the organization and the purpose of its measurement. We subsequently present a model for defining EA metrics based on the context of EA.

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Kumar A. and S. P. (2012). Enterprise Architecture Performance Management - A Context based Approach to EA Metrics Definition . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 249-254. DOI: 10.5220/0004098702490254


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis12,
author={Anuj Kumar and Premnath S.},
title={Enterprise Architecture Performance Management - A Context based Approach to EA Metrics Definition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={249-254},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004098702490254},
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 - Enterprise Architecture Performance Management - A Context based Approach to EA Metrics Definition
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Kumar A.
AU - S. P.
PY - 2012
SP - 249
EP - 254
DO - 10.5220/0004098702490254