The document contains a brief explanation concerning the importance of Enterprise Architecture for an organisation. It will also underline the importance of integrating Enterprise Business Architecture with Enterprise Architecture. The current status of the Enterprise Architecture at UP will be discussed including a variety of tools, frameworks, modelling languages and artefacts that can contribute to the successful implementation of Enterprise Architecture.
A new approach for Enterprise Architecture (EA) has emerged, ‘Enterprise Architecture as Strategy’. This approach was evaluated by looking at the ease of implementation and the effectiveness of this approach.
Artefacts were created, using ABACUS software, which links the upper and lower level of goals/objectives of the UP. The created artefacts can be used by management to make future strategic decisions.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2008.