Extreme Enterprise Architecture Planning (XEAP) - Extrapolating Agile Characteristics to the Development of Enterprise Architectures

Hugo Ramos, André Vasconcelos

Abstract

When developing enterprise architectures, in the same way as software products, companies have to deal a constant growth on the clients demand for faster results, while facing, at the same time, a big uncertainty on the requirements surrounding the project. This paper tries to investigate the similarities between the difficulties faced in both industries of enterprise architecture (EA) and software development, and propose an extension to an existent EA development methodology, in order to address those difficulties using particular agile software development methodologies characteristics. This new extension tries to introduce agile characteristics such as several iterations, solution partitioning and constant client feedback in order to deliver faster results and have a bigger capacity of response to the change of requirements, when compared with the standard methodologies. To do so, the first iteration is based on a reference model and the next ones follow the Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) methodology steps and are adaptable to the business itself. After presenting our proposal we make the demonstration of the methodology developed, applying it to a real-world problem of local organization called Cascais Ambiente, responsible for the maintenance of the environmental health in Cascais city.

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Ramos H. and Vasconcelos A. (2014). Extreme Enterprise Architecture Planning (XEAP) - Extrapolating Agile Characteristics to the Development of Enterprise Architectures . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-029-1, pages 376-383. DOI: 10.5220/0004890503760383


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis14,
author={Hugo Ramos and André Vasconcelos},
title={Extreme Enterprise Architecture Planning (XEAP) - Extrapolating Agile Characteristics to the Development of Enterprise Architectures},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2014},
pages={376-383},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004890503760383},
isbn={978-989-758-029-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Extreme Enterprise Architecture Planning (XEAP) - Extrapolating Agile Characteristics to the Development of Enterprise Architectures
SN - 978-989-758-029-1
AU - Ramos H.
AU - Vasconcelos A.
PY - 2014
SP - 376
EP - 383
DO - 10.5220/0004890503760383