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Ramverk för Enterprise Architecture på SL
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The concept of Enterprise Architecture (EA) has become increasingly common within enterprises today and aims to describe an enterprise’s structure in a standardized way. Implementing EA within an enterprise is a way to describe the how various domains affect each other and by defining uniform procedures and guidelines, particularly in the link between IT-activities and business activities, you can streamline you enterprise. An effective EA is a huge asset for an enterprise since it enables the full usage of the business potential of the IT-domain. However a malfunctioning EA can lead to an enormous drain of valuable organizational resources. The latter is too often more common.

With EA, it is easier to understand how decisions made in one domain affects other domains, thereby increasing an enterprise's pro-activity and efficiency. By mapping the EA frameworks available on the market and how an implementation of an EA framework can affect how you work within SL, I give in this thesis a description of how an EA framework can be implemented in an enterprise regarding general needs and conditions.

The framework which I think is best suited for SL to use in order to establish an EA within the enterprise is TOGAF. TOGAF is an established methodology framework, which also has a relatively well-defined ontology, i.e. a description of the components that a business should have and its relations. TOGAF is a generic framework intended to be used in a variety of environments, which enables the possibility for integration with other frameworks. TOGAF provides a flexible and extensible content which allows it to deliver a tailored approach that can be integrated into the processes and structures within the enterprise.

The results of the requirement analysis carried out in the thesis shows that there is a great need and a great willingness to perform change management within SL. Of the surveyed respondents in the interview study, 83% answered that there are problem areas in SL that needs attention. The key problem area was considered by most of the respondents to be the lack of a link between the business domain and IT domains within SL, as well as who owns and manages information within the company. As for how these problem areas should be addressed most respondents (76%) answered that they agreed on Enterprise Architecture being a good tool for SL. Many also felt the need to clarify how the domains affect each other and clarify the benefits of implementing EA within SL.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 87 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-ICS 2012:009
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102257OAI: diva2:551840
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-12 Last updated: 2012-09-12Bibliographically approved

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