IMAF: A Visual Innovation Methodology Based on ArchiMate Framework

IMAF: A Visual Innovation Methodology Based on ArchiMate Framework

Zhengshu Zhou (Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Japan), Qiang Zhi (Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Japan), Shuji Morisaki (Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Japan) and Shuichiro Yamamoto (Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Japan)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/IJEIS.2020010102

Abstract

Information technology has been used as a solution for improving productivity and service quality by enterprises, and software systematization supported by information technology has increasingly become the foundation for enterprise service. Innovation towards enterprise architecture improvement is usually necessary to provide high-quality service and create new value. This paper proposes a methodology aiming at stimulating innovation by evaluating the value provided by software system while visualizing the enterprise architectures. In this paper, the constituents of traditional business modeling methods are analyzed and integrated. Next, an innovation methodology based on ArchiMate framework is described and the detailed steps are defined. To evaluate the effectiveness of this proposed method, a case study on a Japanese convenience store information system is conducted and a controlled experiment is carried out.
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EA modeling methods, innovation theories and modeling language are briefly introduced in this section.

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