Social-Software-Based Support for Enterprise Architecture Management Processes

  • Rainer SchmidtEmail author
  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Michael Möhring
  • Dierk Jugel
  • Florian Bär
  • Christian M. Schweda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 202)


Modern enterprises reshape and transform continuously by a multitude of management processes with different perspectives. They range from business process management to IT service management and the management of the information systems. Enterprise Architecture (EA) Management seeks to provide such a perspective and to align the diverse management perspectives. Therefore, EA Management cannot rely on hierarchic - in a tayloristic manner designed - management processes to achieve and promote this alignment. It, conversely, has to apply bottom-up, information-centered coordination mechanisms to ensure that different management processes are aligned with each other and enterprise strategy. Social software provides such a bottom-up mechanism for providing support within EAM-processes. Consequently, challenges of EA management processes are investigated, and contributions of social software presented. A cockpit provides interactive functions and visualization methods to cope with this complexity and enable the practical use of social software in enterprise architecture management processes.


Enterprise architecture management processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 2
  • Michael Möhring
    • 3
  • Dierk Jugel
    • 2
    • 4
  • Florian Bär
    • 1
  • Christian M. Schweda
    • 5
  1. 1.Munich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  3. 3.Aalen UniversityAalenGermany
  4. 4.University of RostockRostockGermany
  5. 5.LeanIT42 GmbHGarching bei MünchenGermany

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