A Method for Developing Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: An Interpretive Phenomenology Study

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Associate Prof., Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate in Systems Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran


Nowadays, many of organizations, who are involved in enterprise architecting, make their own architecture framework or customize existing frameworks. These endeavors are based on the knowledge and the experience of each organization, and there is no defined method for developing the enterprise architecture framework. Therefore, a method for developing architecture framework is presented in this qualitative research. For this reason, 15 versions of 5 most used architecture frameworks are analyzed based on the interpretive phenomenology. Based on this analysis, a method for developing architecture frameworks is introduced which contains 8 disciplines and 6 phases. Analyzing the qualitative data of the research and also the validation of the research are carried out using the guidelines of Van Manen in the interpretive phenomenology.


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