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An Analysis of Enterprise Architecture Maturity Frameworks

  • Martin Meyer
  • Markus Helfert
  • Conor O’Brien
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 90)

Abstract

Enterprise Architecture (EA) has gained a lot of attention in literature and industry in recent years since it serves as valuable instrument to guide the enterprise through the transformation from a current to a future state by means of providing standardization, rules and principles. This ensures currently the best known way to achieve flexibility, reusability and a common understanding of the enterprise and its functions within the IT domain. The evolvement of EA is best captured by employing a maturity model which indicates the status quo of the EA and provides a means of further improving this evolvement. Several frameworks and approaches have been proposed throughout the years and we conducted an analysis of selected of EA Maturity frameworks in terms of five – in our opinion crucial - key characteristics. Moreover, as EA covers the enterprise IT holistically on a high level of abstraction, we found an overarching framework available for assessing all of the critical IT functions.

Keywords

Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model Maturity Framework Analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Meyer
    • 1
  • Markus Helfert
    • 1
  • Conor O’Brien
    • 2
  1. 1.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Innovation Value InstituteMaynoothIreland

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