Accession Number : ADA532700


Title :   A Workshop on Analysis and Evaluation of Enterprise Architectures


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST


Personal Author(s) : Klein, John ; Gagliardi, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a532700.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : This report summarizes a workshop on analysis and evaluation of enterprise architectures that was held at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in April of 2010. The SEI invited accomplished practitioners from government and industry to discuss key issues in analyzing and evaluating enterprise architectures. After several opening talks by individuals who presented the state of the practice of enterprise architecture within their own organizations, the group considered a series of questions, including (1) Is there a fundamental difference between analyzing and evaluating enterprise architectures and system of system architectures? (2) How are quality attribute concerns expressed and analyzed in practice for an enterprise architecture? (3) How are enterprise architectures evaluated in practice? For each question, discussion included consideration of the current state of the practice, identification of difficulties sufficient to motivate an organization to seek a solution or an alternative (?pain points?), challenges in current practice, and differences between government and industry contexts. This report summarizes the workshop dialogue and findings, and presents a proposal for an Enterprise Architecture Analysis and Evaluation process.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , WORKSHOPS , COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE