The ability of organizations to innovate is acknowledged as an essential capability to compete in a competitive market. This paper proposes to use enterprise architecture management as a systematic approach to innovate the enterprise. The enterprise architecture approach is based on a comprehensive architecture framework which aligns the domains of business -, application - and infrastructure architecture. The framework addresses all dimensions relevant for enterprise innovation like business mod-el, organization, processes, and technology and provides appro-priate design techniques.
A comprehensive architecture development process is introduced which integrates innovation as a central element for the enter-prise architecture design. The process encompasses all activities from business vision & strategy, architecture design to imple-mentation. In addition, the organization of architecture manage-ment and the main stakeholders from the business as well as IT side and their respective role are explained.
Rohloff, Michael, "Integrating Innovation into Enterprise Architecture Management" (2011). Wirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings 2011. 37.