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Business and IT transformation in the automotive industry

Last modified Oct 6


As one of the major pillars of the economy, the German automotive industry has a long tradition characterized by constant changes. Thereby, these changes do not only stem from altering market conditions or far-reaching business decisions but also from technological progress and a continuously adjusting legal environment. 

Enterprise architecture (EA) management can be leveraged to cope with these ongoing changes by taking up a holistic stance. In particular, this project addresses subsequent topics

  • Identification and visualization of complexity factors of an application landscape
  • Metrics and key performance indicators for EA management
  • Support of a cross-brand standardization initiative for IT components
  • Development of enterprise-wide access views for business objects spread across multiple IT-systems
  • Prototypic design and implementation of EA viewpoints to foster decision support
  • Active participation in a business product migration project

Publications (in reverse chronological order)

  • Buckl, S., Matthes, F., Roth, S., Schulz, C., & Schweda, C. M. (2010). A Method for Constructing Enterprise-wide Access Views on Business Objects. Informatik 2010 (p. 6). Leipzig, Germany.
  • Buckl, S., Matthes, F., Schulz, C., & Schweda, C. M. (2010). Exemplifying a Framework for Interrelating Enterprise Architecture Concerns. Ontology, Conceptualization and Epistemology for Information Systems, Software Engineering and Service Science (ONTOSE) (p. 14). Hammamet, Tunisia.
  • Buckl, S., Ernst, A. M., Matthes, F., Schweda, C. M., & Schulz, C. (2009). Constructing an Enterprise-specific Radar System for Assisted Project Surveillance. MDD, SOA und IT-Management (MSI). Oldenburg, Germany.

Student theses (in reverse chronological order)

  • Heindl, C. (2010). Identifikation, Quantifizierung und Visualisierung von Komplexitätsmerkmalen einer Unternehmensarchitektur. Technische Universität München.