Abstract. Financial institutions are facing enormous challenges in business / IT
alignment. Enterprise architecture (EA) is seen as key in addressing these challenges.
Major issues still exist in EA design and realization. The concept of
reference architecture is explored as one of the elements that are essential to
improve the quality of architectural work. In this paper we describe the research
agenda to ERA. First we provide a working definition for the concept of Enterprise
Reference Architecture (ERA). Second we provide a conceptual model
wherein ERA is positioned. The research is based on Design Science and is
now in the first explorative phase. Pilot interviews were held with the objective
to validate the model. Preliminary results show that the model is recognized and
give also insight in current needs for ERA.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th Workshop, Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR), and 5th Working Conference, Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation (PRET), Barcelona, Spain, held at The Open Group Conference, October 23-24 2012|
|Place of Publication||Berlin-Heidelberg|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing|