Enterprise Architecture as a Means for Coordination - An Empirical Study on Actual and Potential Practice
Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is considered a means to guide the alignment of business and IT-related concerns from an enterprise-wide perspective. The authors' goal in this paper is to understand by which means EAM supports this coordination task today and potentially in the future. They designed a questionnaire and conducted an empirical study (n=95) with participants from the field of EAM. Based on common coordination mechanisms from literature, they analyze the relation between coordination mechanism and their current EAM support, to what degree participants are aware of opportunities of EAM supporting coordination mechanisms, and what the perceived gap between potential and realized EAM coordination support is.