Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study

Roelf J. Wieringa, Pascal van Eck, Henk Blanken

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Abstract

In this paper we view IT architecture as the structures presentin the entire information technology support used by an organization. We report on a detailed case study of an operational IT architecture process, in which we investigated the relationship between IT architecture and business context.We analyze this process in terms of a conceptual frame-work for IT architecture presented in earlier work. The major findings are that application architecture is designed by aligning applications to the business process structure; and that IT infrastructure architecture is designed by aligning it to technological trends rather than to business goals and problems. This paper reports about a single case study done in a series of case studies. We discuss the generalizability of the findings from this case study, and discuss topics for further research.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationConference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum
EditorsJ. Grabis, A. Persson, J. Stirna
Place of PublicationRiga, Latvia
PublisherZaltkis ZB
Pages143-152
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9984-9767-0-X
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Event16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004 - Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
Duration: 7 Jun 200411 Jun 2004
Conference number: 16
http://www.cs.rtu.lv/caise2004/

Publication series

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PublisherRiga Technical University

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004
Abbreviated titleCAiSE
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period7/06/0411/06/04
Other7-11 June 2004
Internet address

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • IR-64192
  • METIS-221994
  • EWI-10490

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Wieringa, R. J., van Eck, P., & Blanken, H. (2004). Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. In J. Grabis, A. Persson, & J. Stirna (Eds.), Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum (pp. 143-152). Riga, Latvia: Zaltkis ZB.
Wieringa, Roelf J. ; van Eck, Pascal ; Blanken, Henk. / Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum. editor / J. Grabis ; A. Persson ; J. Stirna. Riga, Latvia : Zaltkis ZB, 2004. pp. 143-152
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Wieringa, RJ, van Eck, P & Blanken, H 2004, Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. in J Grabis, A Persson & J Stirna (eds), Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum. Zaltkis ZB, Riga, Latvia, pp. 143-152, 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004, Riga, Latvia, 7/06/04.

Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. / Wieringa, Roelf J.; van Eck, Pascal; Blanken, Henk.

Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum. ed. / J. Grabis; A. Persson; J. Stirna. Riga, Latvia : Zaltkis ZB, 2004. p. 143-152.

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Wieringa RJ, van Eck P, Blanken H. Architecture Alignment in a Large Government Organization: A Case Study. In Grabis J, Persson A, Stirna J, editors, Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the CAiSE Forum. Riga, Latvia: Zaltkis ZB. 2004. p. 143-152