Model-Driven Business Process Engineering

An Analysis of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Author(s): Faisal Almisned

Pp: 77-108 (32)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058921114010008

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An Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework provides an enterprise with the capability to develop an assortment of architectural representations. It usually offers consistent terminologies, suggested models, expected outcomes and a method driving the development of EA. An EA framework enables enterprises to recognize and evaluate inconsistencies or limitations; to facilitate distinguishing and addressing them. A number of frameworks are offered for use at present; their purposes, scope and inner organization are different. Various obstacles will face any enterprise attempting to employ an EA framework to facilitate its objectives. The most crucial decision is to choose a framework that matches the needs and qualities of the enterprise. This study offers an analysis of three dominant frameworks that could afterwards be utilized for guidance in the choice of employed EA Framework that address the required features.

Keywords: Enterprise architecture frameworks, enterprise architecture, analysis, comparison.

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