Meta models are the core of enterprise architecture, but still few
methods are available for the creation of meta models tailored for
specific purposes. This paper presents two approaches, one focusing
on the stakeholders’ information demand of enterprise
architecture and the other driven by causal analysis of enterprise
system properties. The two approaches are compared and a combined
best-of-breed method is proposed. The combined method has merged the
strengths of both approaches, thus combining the stakeholder
concerns with causality-driven analysis. Practitioners will, when
employing the proposed method, achieve a relevant meta model with
strong, and goal-adapted, analytic capabilities.
Lagerstroem, R., Saat, J., Franke, U., Aier, S., & Ekstedt, M.
(2009). Enterprise Meta Modeling Methods – Combining a
Stakeholder-Oriented and a Causality-Based Approach. In Halpin, T.,
Krogstie, J., Nurcan, S., Proper, E., Schmidt, R., Soffer, P., &
Ukor, R. (Eds.), Enterprise, Business-Process and Information
Systems Modeling, LNBIP 29, pp.381-393. Berlin, Heidelberg:
Springer. - ISBN 1865-1348 (Print) 1865-1356 (Online).