Despite the growing interest in enterprise architecture management, researchers and practitioners lack a shared understanding of its applications in organizations. Building on findings from a literature review and eight case studies, we develop a taxonomy that categorizes applications of enterprise architecture management based on three classes of enterprise architecture scope. Organizations may adopt enterprise architecture management to help form, plan, and implement IT strategies; help plan and implement business strategies; or to further complement the business strategy-formation process. The findings challenge the traditional IT-centric view of enterprise architecture management application and suggest enterprise architecture management as an approach that could support the consistent design and evolution of an organization as a whole.
Rahimi, F., Gøtze, J., & Møller, C. (2017). Enterprise Architecture Management: Toward a Taxonomy of Applications. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 40, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04007