Mitigating Enterprise Architecture Adoption Challenges - Improved EA Adoption Method

Nestori Syynimaa


During the last decades the interest towards Enterprise Architecture (EA) has increased among both practitioners and scholars. One of the reason behind this interest is the anticipated benefits resulting from its adoption. EA has been argued to reduce costs, standardise technology, improve processes, and provide strategic differentiation. Despite these benefits the EA adoption rate and maturity are low and, consequently, the benefits are not realised. The support of top-management has been found to be a critical success factor for EA adoption. However, EA is often not properly understood by top-management. This is problematic as the value of EA depends on how it is understood. This paper aims for minimising the effect of this deficiency by proposing Enterprise Architecture Adoption Method (EAAM). EAAM improves the traditional EA adoption method by introducing processes helping to secure the support of top-management and to increase EA understanding. EAAM is built using Design Science approach and evaluated using Delphi.


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Syynimaa N. (2016). Mitigating Enterprise Architecture Adoption Challenges - Improved EA Adoption Method . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 506-517. DOI: 10.5220/0005860405060517

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author={Nestori Syynimaa},
title={Mitigating Enterprise Architecture Adoption Challenges - Improved EA Adoption Method},
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 - Mitigating Enterprise Architecture Adoption Challenges - Improved EA Adoption Method
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Syynimaa N.
PY - 2016
SP - 506
EP - 517
DO - 10.5220/0005860405060517