A Method for Creating Enterprise Architecture Metamodels - Applied to Systems Modifiability Analysis
Enterprise architecture models can be used in order to increase the general understanding of enterprise systems and specifically to perform various kinds of analysis. It is generally understood that such modeling encompasses general scientific issues, but the monetary aspects of the modeling of software systems and their environment are not equally well acknowledged. Even more so, creating a good meta-model for enterprise software systems analysis is an important but challenging task. The present paper describes a method for creating meta-models for such analysis. The enterprise architecture models are formalized using probabilistic relational models, which enables the combination of regular entity relationship modeling aspects with means to perform enterprise architecture analysis.