The Capability Management Perspective on the Enterprise Architecture: A Consideration for Rapidly Changing Market Conditions

  • Jakub K. WojtakajtisEmail author


The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of publishing of Zachman’s article “A framework for information systems architecture,” which has been credited to be the first publication to discuss the Enterprise Architecture concept. Enterprise Architecture, however formerly defined by Zachman to deal with solutions complexity and developed to help address changing market conditions, is today receiving criticism for not always keeping up with the constantly accelerating rate of change. Thus, there is an opportunity for the Capability Management approach, offering a dynamic and connected model of a given enterprise, to reinforce and supplement Enterprise Architecture by offering change-enabling components to supplement its core concept. The purpose of this chapter is to (a) comprehend Enterprise Architecture concept development milestones, (b) summarize existing key architectural approaches from the Capability Management standpoint, and (c) recommend the best practices for Enterprise Architecture in rapidly changing market conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsPoznań University of EconomicsPoznańPoland

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