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Artifacts, Activities, Benefits and Blockers: Exploring Enterprise Architecture Practice in Depth

Sherah Kurnia, Svyatoslav Kotusev, Paul Taylor, Rod Dilnutt

Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences | Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences | Published : 2020


Enterprise architecture (EA) is a collection of artifacts describing an organization from an integrated business and IT perspective and intended to improve business and IT alignment. The purpose of this study is to identify benefits and blockers associated with specific EA-related activities and respective artifacts. Most existing studies discuss the benefits and problems of EA practice in general without relating them to specific activities constituting EA practice. This study is based on 18 interviews with architects and leverages the grounded theory approach. As a result of our analysis, we identify eight consistent activity areas constituting EA practice. Each activity area implies certa..

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