Visualizing and Measuring Enterprise Application Architecture: An Exploratory Telecom Case
2014 (English)In: 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS, IEEE Computer Society, 2014, 3847-3856 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We test a method for visualizing and measuring enterprise application architectures. The method was designed and previously used to reveal the hidden internal architectural structure of software applications. The focus of this paper is to test if it can also uncover new facts about the applications and their relationships in an enterprise architecture, i.e., if the method can reveal the hidden external structure between software applications. Our test uses data from a large international telecom company. In total, we analyzed 103 applications and 243 dependencies. Results show that the enterprise application structure can be classified as a core-periphery architecture with a propagation cost of 25%, core size of 34%, and architecture flow through of 64%. These findings suggest that the method could be effective in uncovering the hidden structure of an enterprise application architecture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 3847-3856 p.
, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ISSN 1060-3425
Architectural structure, Core peripheries, Enterprise applications, Enterprise Architecture, Flowthrough, Hidden structures, Software applications, Telecom company, Industry, Software testing, Systems science
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129085DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.477ISI: 000343806603119ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902265972ISBN: 978-147992504-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129085DiVA: diva2:649956
47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014; Waikoloa, HI; United States; 6 January 2014 through 9 January 2014
QC 201412092013-09-192013-09-192014-12-09Bibliographically approved