Capturing Business Strategy and Value in Enterprise Architecture to Support Portfolio Valuation

Maria Eugenia Iacob, Dick Quartel, H. Jonkers

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This paper investigates and enhances the suitability of the Archi Mate enterprise architecture modeling language to support the modeling of business strategy concepts and architecture-based approaches to IT portfolio valuation. It gives an overview of existing strategy and valuation concepts and methods in the literature and motivates the need for enterprise architecture and business requirements modeling to capture these aspects as well. This overview results in the identification of strategy and value related concepts, such as value, risks, resources, capabilities, competencies and constraints. The paper provides an analysis of the extent to which Archi Mate may support some of the above-mentioned concepts and extends it with the missing concepts. The proposed language extension is formalized in terms of a met model fragment, which is aligned with the Archi Mate metamodel. The approach is also illustrated by means of an application portfolio consolidation case study in which we demonstrate how a constrained optimization valuation method can be applied to architecture models enhanced with the new concepts
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 16th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC), 2012
Place of PublicationBeijing, China
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2444-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2012
Event16th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Sept 201214 Sept 2012
Conference number: 16

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Conference16th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2012
Abbreviated titleEDOC


  • METIS-286909
  • IR-82857

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