Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture

W. Engelsman, Roelf Johannes Wieringa, Marten J. van Sinderen, Jaap Gordijn, T. Haaker

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    Abstract

    An enterprise architecture (EA) is a high-level representation of the enterprise, used for managing the relation between business and IT. In order to improve reasoning about the contribution of IT to the business, all elements of an EA should be traceable to the business model and vice versa. However, in practice this is not the case. Realizing this traceability would be useful because it would allow practitioners to reason about the contribution of IT to the Business Model of the organization. In addition to reasoning about cost structures and goal contributions of IT to the business, as is customary in EA, practitioners would also be able to reason about the contribution of IT to the value offerings of a business.

    In this exploratory paper we investigate traceability between the EA, Business Model and Business Goals of an enterprise. We use ArchiMate as the EA language and e 3-value as the business modeling language, provide and motivate a hypothesis about how to realize traceability, and illustrate this with a real-world example. Our paper ends with a traceability hypothesis that will be further tested in future case studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Conceptual Modeling
    Subtitle of host publicationER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings
    EditorsGiancarlo Guizzardi, Frederik Gailly, Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages37-46
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-34146-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-34145-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2019
    Event38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2019 - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Duration: 4 Nov 20197 Nov 2019
    Conference number: 38
    https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/er2019/

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    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume11787

    Conference

    Conference38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2019
    Abbreviated titleER 2019
    CountryBrazil
    CitySalvador, Bahia
    Period4/11/197/11/19
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    Business model
    Enterprise architecture
    Traceability
    An enterprise
    Language
    Business modeling
    Cost structure

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    Engelsman, W., Wieringa, R. J., van Sinderen, M. J., Gordijn, J., & Haaker, T. (2019). Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. In G. Guizzardi, F. Gailly, & R. S. Pitangueira Maciel (Eds.), Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 37-46). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11787). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34146-6_4
    Engelsman, W. ; Wieringa, Roelf Johannes ; van Sinderen, Marten J. ; Gordijn, Jaap ; Haaker, T. / Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings. editor / Giancarlo Guizzardi ; Frederik Gailly ; Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel. Springer, 2019. pp. 37-46 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    Engelsman, W, Wieringa, RJ, van Sinderen, MJ, Gordijn, J & Haaker, T 2019, Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. in G Guizzardi, F Gailly & RS Pitangueira Maciel (eds), Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11787, Springer, pp. 37-46, 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2019, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 4/11/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34146-6_4

    Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. / Engelsman, W.; Wieringa, Roelf Johannes; van Sinderen, Marten J.; Gordijn, Jaap; Haaker, T.

    Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Giancarlo Guizzardi; Frederik Gailly; Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel. Springer, 2019. p. 37-46 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11787).

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    Engelsman W, Wieringa RJ, van Sinderen MJ, Gordijn J, Haaker T. Realizing Traceability from the Business Model to Enterprise Architecture. In Guizzardi G, Gailly F, Pitangueira Maciel RS, editors, Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2019 Workshops FAIR, MREBA, EmpER, MoBiD, OntoCom, and ER Doctoral Symposium Papers, Salvador, Brazil, November 4–7, 2019, Proceedings. Springer. 2019. p. 37-46. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34146-6_4