Design Science Evaluation for Enterprise Architecture Business Value Assessments

Martin Meyer, Markus Helfert


In our research we aim to assess the value contributions of Enterprise Architecture (EA) to an organization that allows a structured and effective way of strategically aligning business with information technology. We have designed and built an Enterprise Business Value Assessment framework within an organizational context following a Design Science Research (DSR) methodology. Our challenge presented in this paper is to evaluate this approach and show how we can effectively determine the relevant criteria and adapt an appropriate evaluation method. Discussing this challenge we propose an evaluation approach using the Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (MAID) method.


Design Science Research, Evaluation, Business Value Framework, Enterprise Architecture

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DOI: 10.7250/bsc.2013.5

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