Application of a Lightweight Enterprise Architecture Elicitation Technique Using a Case Study Approach

Nicholas Rosasco, Josh Dehlinger

Abstract

Enterprise architecture (EA) has demonstrated utility for improving overall Information System (IS)/Information Technology (IT) outcomes for institutions, particularly those with large-scale or integration-related needs. To achieve the core goal of an EA – integration, alignment and governance between enterprise goals and the enterprise IS/IT portfolio – institutional vision, mission and objectives must be elicited, analysed, understood and documented by the enterprise architects. This paper proposes and evaluates a lightweight EA elicitation technique to gather the required information about enterprise mission and objectives as a lightweight entry point to developing an EA. Specifically, we investigate the evaluation results of our proposed technique in EA data elicitation and analysis stemming from a case study that was conducted on an institution with a significant IS/IT asset portfolio. Our proposed EA elicitation technique utilizes the VMOST elicitation question, a structured elicitation vehicle, and Grounded Theory Method as the qualitative analysis technique to analyse elicited responses. Application of this approach in a real case study garnered sufficient understanding the vision, mission and objectives of an enterprise to articulate objectives in a way suitable to use as institutional goal as a part of the Zachman EA framework.

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Rosasco N. and Dehlinger J. (2014). Application of a Lightweight Enterprise Architecture Elicitation Technique Using a Case Study Approach . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-030-7, pages 16-25. DOI: 10.5220/0004868600160025


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@conference{enase14,
author={Nicholas Rosasco and Josh Dehlinger},
title={Application of a Lightweight Enterprise Architecture Elicitation Technique Using a Case Study Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2014},
pages={16-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004868600160025},
isbn={978-989-758-030-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - Application of a Lightweight Enterprise Architecture Elicitation Technique Using a Case Study Approach
SN - 978-989-758-030-7
AU - Rosasco N.
AU - Dehlinger J.
PY - 2014
SP - 16
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0004868600160025