The Catchers in the Rye: Students Model Enterprise Architectures

  • Gianmario MottaEmail author
  • Daniele Sacco
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


We illustrate how graduate students (“the catchers”) are able to model the enterprise architecture of a real organization (“the rye”) by a grid of analysis techniques. These techniques design a model driven architecture, and are easy to learn by students and to understand by enterprise users. The grid includes three levels. The Aggregate Strategic Level (ASL) uses list and matrix models in the domains of information and business processes. ASL schemas are then mapped on a much more detailed Rich Semantic Level (RSL), that is still independent from the underlying technology. Finally, RSL schemas are mapped on executable models, that reflect technology. The illustration is backed by a case study on small-medium enterprise.


Enterprise architecture Business architecture Information systems architecture Information requirements analysis Requirements analysis techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione University of PaviaPaviaItaly

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