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Analysis support for Enterprise Architecture Management - Generation of Support Maps and Views


Start date: 01.10.2013
Funded by: Universität Augsburg
Local head of project: Bernhard Bauer
Local scientists: Christian Saad
Melanie Langermeier

Abstract

Architecture analyses support the enterprise architecture in managing the complexity. Problem specific parts of the architecture can be provided with the creation of views. Therefore we develop concepts to define custom viewpoints and generate the respective architectural views. Based on a selection of element and dependency types the respective model is created. Additionally support maps can be used to visualize the relations between applications, business processes, business objects or organization units. This is done using a matrix representation in order to visualize the dependencies between the elements in an easy readable way. In this project we develop a concept to generate support maps from existing ArchiMate models. ArchiMate is a graphical modeling language for Enterprise Architectures. Die assignment of model elements to the rows, columns and cells of the matrix has to be done flexible according to the needs of the architect. The regarded dependencies between the elements should also be freely selectable. Analyses are supporting the architect in this task. Further possibilities to evaluate the architecture are the calculation of change effects and performance metrics. These concepts are realized for the tool Innovator, a product of the MID GmbH and while using the Model Analysis Framework (MAF).