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An Empirical Investigation of Enterprise Architecture Analysis Based on Network Measures and Expert Knowledge: A Case from the Automotive Industry

An Empirical Investigation of Enterprise Architecture Analysis Based on Network Measures and Expert Knowledge: A Case from the Automotive Industry

Year: 2016

Section: Analyzing and Managing Organizations

Editor: Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, Steven D. Eppinger, Maik Maurer, Lucia Becerril

Author: Alixandre Santana, Matthias Kreimeyer, Pascal Clo, Kai Fischbach, Hermano de Moura

Series: DSM

Institution: Informatics center, UFPE, Brazil; MAN Truck and Bus AG, Germany; University of Bamberg, Germany

Section: Analyzing and Managing Organizations

Pages: 046-056

DOI: 10.19255/JMPM-DSM2016

ISBN: 978-85-63710-01-7

Abstract

Enterprise architecture (EA) may be considered an organizational blueprint that helps experts manage organizational complexity. In this regard, EA analysis is an emerging field gaining greater attention, and considering EA as an intertwined system of components and relationships and performing EA analysis from a structural perspective are promising areas of research. This paper analyzes EA data from a German commercial vehicle manufacturer, modeling a subset of its EA with the help of design structural and domain mapping matrices. Thus, we propose an analysis approach based on network measures that uses structural knowledge generated by the network analysis to validate or refine experts’ tacit knowledge about EA key components from different layers. We refer to this approach as the diagnosis analysis method. Based on our results, we successfully combine the structural knowledge with expert knowledge and provide useful validations for experts.

Keywords: Enterprise architecture, network analysis, DSM modeling

ds endorsed conferenceDSM 2016: 18TH INTERNATIONAL DSM CONFERENCE 2016, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 29-31 AUGUST, 2016 SUSTAINABILITY IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

18TH INTERNATIONAL DSM CONFERENCE 2016, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 29-31 AUGUST, 2016 SUSTAINABILITY IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM-based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International...

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