Enterprise Architecture Resilience by Design: A Method and Case Study Demonstration

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Abstract

In the past decades, a broad range of technological innovations have helped organizations reach new levels of performance and have shaped the economies of the world and societies of the future. However, unexpected events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the blocking of the Suez Canal, have shown that many organizations are unprepared to deal with the impact of the disturbances that can occur. Thus, organizations are challenged to include resilience in the design of their Information Systems and Enterprise Architectures (EAs). We respond to this challange and propose a five-step method aimed to help organizations design resilient enterprise architectures to be able to better deal with (un-) expected disturbances. Our method builds upon the 'EA resilience by design' paradigm, combines knowledge from several domains, namely resilience, risk analysis, and EA, and leverages the ArchiMate 3.1 language to model several resilience characteristics. Using a case study at a leading manufacturing organization in the agri-food sector in Lithuania, we demonstrate the applicability of our method and draw some early lessons learned based on our very first evaluation with experts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2021
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages147-156
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-4488-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4489-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021
EventIEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOCW 2021 - Gold Coast, Australia, Virtual Event, Australia
Duration: 25 Oct 202129 Oct 2021
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameIEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOCW
PublisherIEEE
Volume2021
ISSN (Print)2325-6583
ISSN (Electronic)2325-6605

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOCW 2021
Abbreviated titleEDOCW 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityVirtual Event
Period25/10/2129/10/21

Keywords

  • ArchiMate
  • COVID19 pandemic
  • Enterprise Architecture Resilience
  • Industry 4.0
  • Resilience by design
  • Risk management
  • Society 5.0
  • 22/2 OA procedure

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