Realizing traceability from the business model to enterprise architecture

W. Engelsman*, R. J. Wieringa, M. van Sinderen, J. Gordijn, T. Haaker

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Abstract

An enterprise architecture (EA) is a high-level representation of the enterprise, used for managing the relation between business and IT. In order to improve reasoning about the contribution of IT to the business, all elements of an EA should be traceable to the business model and vice versa. However, in practice this is not the case. Realizing this traceability would be useful because it would allow practitioners to reason about the contribution of IT to the Business Model of the organization. In addition to reasoning about cost structures and goal contributions of IT to the business, as is customary in EA, practitioners would also be able to reason about the contribution of IT to the value offerings of a business. In this exploratory paper we investigate traceability between the EA, Business Model and Business Goals of an enterprise. We use ArchiMate as the EA language and e 3- value as the business modeling language, provide and motivate a hypothesis about how to realize traceability, and illustrate this with a real-world example. Our paper ends with a traceability hypothesis that will be further tested in future case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Conceptual Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsGiancarlo Guizzardi, Frederik Gailly, Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel
PublisherSpringer
Pages37-46
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030341466
ISBN (Print)9783030341459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWorkshop on Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies and Metadata Management for FAIR Data, FAIR 2019, 6th Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis, MREBA 2019, 2nd International Workshop on Empirical Methods in Conceptual Modeling, EmpER 2019, 8th International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data, MoBiD19 2019 and 7th International Workshop on Ontologies andConceptual Modelling, OntoCom 2019 held at the 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2019 - Salvador, Brazil
Duration: 4 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11787 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies and Metadata Management for FAIR Data, FAIR 2019, 6th Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis, MREBA 2019, 2nd International Workshop on Empirical Methods in Conceptual Modeling, EmpER 2019, 8th International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data, MoBiD19 2019 and 7th International Workshop on Ontologies andConceptual Modelling, OntoCom 2019 held at the 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2019
CountryBrazil
CitySalvador
Period4/11/197/11/19

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Engelsman, W., Wieringa, R. J., van Sinderen, M., Gordijn, J., & Haaker, T. (2019). Realizing traceability from the business model to enterprise architecture. In G. Guizzardi, F. Gailly, & R. Suzana Pitangueira Maciel (Eds.), Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 37-46). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11787 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34146-6_4