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Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is the practice of modeling the business and IT artifacts in an enterprise and relating them with each other. By documenting these interdependencies between business and the supporting IT, strategic decisions can be made towards a planned and consolidated enterprise architecture that matches the business needs.(More)
—Creating and maintaining an enterprise architecture model that is both up-to-date and accurate is a difficult task due to the size and complexity of the models and the dispersed nature of EA information in organizations. In current EA maintenance processes, the models are maintained manually with only little automation, which is a time consuming task.(More)
—Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM), and in particular IT–landscape management try to model the IT-and business elements of a company, in order to analyze its efficiency towards supporting business goals, optimize business–IT alignment, and to plan future IT–transformation as well as IT– standardization. A major challenge in this field is the(More)
In practice it is difficult to maintain a high quality enterprise architecture (EA) model with regards to its actuality and completeness. However, neither literature from practice and EA frameworks nor EA research literature provide sufficient guidance for the difficult task of maintaining EA models. Recently, researchers have presented methods to collect(More)
—Maintaining a high quality enterprise architecture (EA) model that is up-to-date and consistent is a dif cult but crucial task. The reasons for this dif culty are the size and complexity of EA models, frequent changes in the architecture and the challenge of collecting EA data from different stakeholders in large organizations. In our research project(More)
The business capabilities of modern enterprises crucially rely on the enterprises’ information systems and underlying IT infrastructure. Hence, optimization of the business-IT alignment is a key objective of Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM). To achieve this objective, EAM creates, maintains and analyzes a model of the current state of the Enterprise(More)