Marlies van Steenbergen

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Maturity models are a well-known instrument to support the improvement of functional domains in IS, like software development or testing. In this paper we present a generic method for developing focus area maturity models based on both extensive industrial experience and scientific investigation. Focus area maturity models are distinguished from fixed-level(More)
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is rapidly becoming an established discipline. However, this does not mean that the practice of EA is already fully standardized. Practitioners as well as researchers report various techniques being used in the EA practice. And although EA has various potential benefits, evidence of real benefits is only just emerging. This(More)
In this paper we introduce an architecture maturity model for the domain of enterprise architecture. The model differs from other existing models in that it departs from the standard 5-level approach. It distinguishes 18 factors, called key areas, which are relevant to developing an architectural practice. Each key area has its own maturity development path(More)
Enterprise architecture is a young, but well-accepted discipline in information management. Establishing the effectiveness of an enterprise architecture practice, however, appears difficult. In this paper we introduce an Architecture Effectiveness Model (AEM) to express how enterprise architecture practices are meant to contribute to the business goals of(More)
Academics and practitioners have made various claims regarding the benefits that Enterprise Architecture (EA) delivers for both individual projects and the organization as a whole. At the same time, there is a lack of explanatory theory regarding how EA delivers these benefits. Moreover, EA practices and benefits have not been extensively investigated by(More)
This paper reports the ndings of a systematic review on the literature concerning the potential contribution of Enterprise Architecture (EA) to the achievement of various business goals. The review revealed the current state of the scienti c and practitioner's literature concerning the potential bene ts of EA as describing 29 unique contexts within which EA(More)