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A Wiki-based Approach to Enterprise Architecture Documentation and Analysis


Enterprise architecture (EA) management is a challenging task, modern enterprises have to face. This task is often addressed via organization specific methodologies, which are implemented or derived from a respective EA management tool, or are at least partially aligned and supported by such tools. Nevertheless, especially when starting an EA management endeavor, the documentation of the EA is often not likely to satisfy the level of formalization, which is needed to employ an EA management tool. This paper tries to address the issue of starting EA management, more precise EA documentation and analysis, by utilizing a wiki-style approach. From there, we discuss which functions commonly implemented in wiki-based systems could be used in this context, which augmentations and extensions would be needed, and which potential impediments exist.