Enterprise Architecture Planning: Analyses of Requirements from Practice and Research

Emmanuel Nowakowski, Matthias Farwick, Thomas Trojer, Martin Häusler, Johannes Kessler, Ruth Breu (2017)

Enterprise architecture management (EAM) has become an increasingly important topic in practice due to the growing complexity of organizations and their underlying IT. While there is a strong interest in Enterprise Architecture (EA) modeling, evaluation, and frameworks, a lack of knowledge remains in the research field of EA planning. We conducted a series of expert interviews on the topic of EA planning. From these interviews we were able to extract requirements for EA planning from practice as the foundation of our analyses. Additionally, we conducted a structured literature review to elicit requirements for EA planning from a research perspective. This paper combines the results of both the practitioner interviews and the literature review to emphasize the gaps between the two worlds. As a result, we identified that current research does not adequately address the pressing problems of EA planning in practice.

Published in Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2017 (HICSS-50)


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