Assessing Resilience in Enterprise Architecture: A Systematic Review

Adina Ioana Aldea*, Egle Vaicekauskaitė, Maya Daneva, Jean Paul Sebastian Piest

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This review paper aims to explore state-of-the-art research and scientific literature about Enterprise Architecture (EA) resilience. Based on a systematic literature review, 850 articles have been subjected to evaluation for relevance. Based on the findings in 58 selected papers, we conclude that the field of EA resilience is still in its infancy. We identified several definitions and classified six types of resilience measures, based on information type (qualitative/quantitative), the source of the disruption (internal/external), and the duration of the resilience (short-term/long-term). Based on the review, we found 19 metrics that are candidates for EA practitioners to consider for the design of measurement and assessment methods for EA resilience. In addition, we identified relevant research from Information Systems sub-domains and other sciences that can be incorporated to create a holistic view on EA resilience. Based on published definitions of resilience in the selected papers, we propose a definition of the concept of EA resilience. This definition is validated using expert opinion and creates a starting point for reasoning about EA resilience and future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 24th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728164731
ISBN (Print)9781728164731
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020
Event24th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2020 - Virtual Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Oct 20208 Oct 2020
Conference number: 24


Conference24th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2020


  • resilience
  • enterprise architecture
  • systematic review
  • assessment
  • metrics
  • strategy
  • 22/2 OA procedure


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