Indiana University Bloomington

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Technical Report TR594:
Architectural Principles for Enterprise Frameworks

Richard A. Martin, Edward L. Robertson and John A. Springer
(Apr 2004), 24 pages pages
This paper continues our work on the analysis and formalization of enterprise architecture frameworks, proposing a number of principles related to the construction and use of these frameworks. These principles are intended to guide the development of a formal foundation for frameworks. Enterprise architecture frameworks organize, manage, and interrelate the wide variety of models used to structure and operate an enterprise. The principles are drawn from analyses of a number of existing frameworks and from observation of and participation in framework development. Since these frameworks involve modeling, some of the principles apply to broader aspects of modeling; other principles apply only to frameworks. As the goal of this work is a requirements specification for formalization of frameworks, the paper ends with a sketch of how the identified principles might guide this formalization.

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