Architecture analysis of enterprise systems modifiability - A metamodel for software change cost estimation
2010 (English)In: Software quality journal, ISSN 0963-9314, E-ISSN 1573-1367, Vol. 18, no 4, 437-468 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Enterprise architecture models can be used in order to increase the general understanding of enterprise systems and specifically to perform various kinds of analysis. The present paper proposes a metamodel for enterprise systems modifiability analysis, i.e. assessing the cost of making changes to enterprise-wide systems. The enterprise architecture metamodel is formalized using probabilistic relational models, which enables the combination of regular entity-relationship modeling aspects with means to perform enterprise architecture analysis. The content of the presented metamodel is validated based on survey and workshop data and its estimation capability is tested with data from 21 software change projects. To illustrate the applicability of the metamodel an instantiated architectural model based on a software change project conducted at a large Nordic transportation company is detailed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Publishing Company, 2010. Vol. 18, no 4, 437-468 p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12335DOI: 10.1007/s11219-010-9100-0ISI: 000281254700002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956062351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12335DiVA: diva2:309780
QC 201506302010-04-082010-04-082015-06-30Bibliographically approved