Supporting Organizational Qualities Through Architectural Patterns

Fritz Solms


The structure of an organization is known to affect an organization’s qualities. Commonly variations of the hierarchical patterns are used to constrain the structure of organizations. Examples include functional and divisional hierarchies, and organizations based on a matrix structure. In either case the depth of the hierarchies can be varied. For software architectures a much wider set of architectural patterns is considered and patterns are combined in such a way as to support desired system qualities. This paper suggests that many of these patterns are applicable also for organizational architectures and proposes a conceptual framework for the selection and application of architectural patterns in order to improve the quality attributes of an organization.


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Solms F. (2016). Supporting Organizational Qualities Through Architectural Patterns . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 594-599. DOI: 10.5220/0005836105940599

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author={Fritz Solms},
title={Supporting Organizational Qualities Through Architectural Patterns},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Supporting Organizational Qualities Through Architectural Patterns
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Solms F.
PY - 2016
SP - 594
EP - 599
DO - 10.5220/0005836105940599