Project GRAAL: Towards operational architecture alignment

Pascal van Eck, Henk Blanken, Roelf J. Wieringa

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This paper presents a framework for architecture alignment that can be positioned between approaches for software architecture, which concern software artefacts only, and strategic alignment models, which have a business focus. The framework is currently applied in case study research to find alignment patterns used in practice. First results presented in this paper indicate that the framework might yield an operationalization of strategic architecture alignment models. We also present an alignment pattern which shows a difference between how architectures are designed at the application level and the infrastructure level. We think this difference is significant for practical alignment models.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)235-255
Number of pages21
JournalInternational journal of cooperative information systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004


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