Quantitative Alignment of Enterprise Architectures with the Business Model

Wilco Engelsman*, Jaap Gordijn, Timber Haaker, Marten van Sinderen, Roel Wieringa

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For many companies, information and communication technology (ICT) is an essential part of the value proposition. Netflix and Spotify would not have been possible without internet technology. Business model up-scaling often requires a different ICT architecture, because an up-scaled business model imposes different performance requirements. This new architecture needs investments and has different operational expenses than the old architecture and requires recalculation of the business model. Investment decisions, in turn are guided by performance requirements. There are currently no methods to align a quantified business value model of a company with performance requirements on the enterprise architecture. In this paper, we show how to derive performance requirements on an enterprise architecture (EA) specified in ArchiMate from a quantification of a business model specified in e3value. Second, we show how we can aggregate investments and expenses from an ArchiMate model and insert these into an e3value model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling
Subtitle of host publication40th International Conference, ER 2021, Virtual Event, October 18–21, 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAditya Ghose, Jennifer Horkoff, Vítor E. Silva Souza, Jeffrey Parsons, Joerg Evermann
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030890223
ISBN (Print)9783030890216
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 18 Oct 202121 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13011 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2021
CityVirtual, Online

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  • ArchiMate
  • Business value model
  • Evalue
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Quantitative alignment
  • Traceability


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