Visualizing and Measuring Enterprise Application Architecture: An Exploratory Telecom Case

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract

We test a method for visualizing and measuring enterprise application architectures. The method was designed and previously used to reveal the hidden internal architectural structure of software applications. The focus of this paper is to test if it can also uncover new facts about the applications and their relationships in an enterprise architecture, i.e., if the method can reveal the hidden external structure between software applications. Our test uses data from a large international telecom company. In total, we analyzed 103 applications and 243 dependencies. Results show that the enterprise application structure can be classified as a core-periphery architecture with a propagation cost of 25%, core size of 34%, and architecture flow through of 64%. These findings suggest that the method could be effective in uncovering the hidden structure of an enterprise application architecture.

Authors Lagerstroem, Robert; Baldwin, Carliss Y.; MacCormack, Alan D. & Aier, Stephan
Research Team IWI1
Projects Winter, Prof. Dr. Robert; Aier, Prof. Dr. Stephan; Abraham, Dr. Ralf & Weiss, Dr. Simon (2011) A Design Theory for Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformations (ACET) [fundamental research project] Official URL
Language English
Subjects information management
Institute/School ?? Inst IWI RW ??
IWI - Institute of Information Management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 4 January 2014
Publisher IEEE
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ
Page Range 3847-3856
Number of Pages 10
Title of Book 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014)
Event Title 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Event Location Waikoloa, HI, USA
Event Dates 06.-09.01.2014
ISSN 1530-1605
ISBN 978-1-4799-2504-9
Publisher DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2014.477
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Stephan Aier
Date Deposited 27 Jan 2014 08:29
Last Modified 18 Feb 2018 01:21
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/228919

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Lagerstroem, Robert; Baldwin, Carliss Y.; MacCormack, Alan D. & Aier, Stephan: Visualizing and Measuring Enterprise Application Architecture: An Exploratory Telecom Case. 2014. - 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). - Waikoloa, HI, USA.

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