A Business Process-centered Approach for Modeling Enterprise Architectures
Mastering an Enterprise Architecture is crucial for the entire enterprise to operate most efficiently. However, there is a lack of appropriate means to appropriately visualize and communicate traceability from business processes to other enterprise architectural entities such as e.g. the supporting IT infrastructure. Therefore, systematic in-depth analysis of the entire Enterprise Architecture is barely feasible. This paper aims to introduce a semi-formal and business process-centered modeling approach for capturing complex Enterprise Architectures based on the well-established modeling techniques BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) and UML (Unified Modeling Language).