LEAP: A Precise Lightweight Framework for Enterprise Architecture
In this paper, the authors propose LEAP: a simple framework for Enterprise Architecture (EA) that views an organization as an engine that executes in terms of hierarchically decomposed communicating components. The approach allows all aspects of the architecture to be precisely defined using standard modeling notations. Given that the approach is simple and precisely defined it can form the basis for a wide range of EA analysis techniques including simulation, compliance and consistency checking. The paper defines the LEAP framework and provides an overview in terms of a case study. LEAP does not mandate any specific notation, a UML-style notation is used in this paper and the implications for ArchiMate are analyzed.