Florian Matthes

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Florian Matthes is an author.

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Analyzing task and technology characteristics for enterprise architecture management tool support Collaboration
Enterprise architecture management
Enterprise wiki
Tool support
Proceedings - IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOC English 2013 Adequate tool support for Enterprise Architecture (EA) and its respective management function is crucial for the success of the discipline in practice. However, currently available tools used in organizations focus on structured information neglecting the collaborative effort required for developing and planning the EA. As a result, utilization of these tools by stakeholders is often not sufficient and availability of EA products in the organization is limited. We investigate the integration of existing EA tools and Enterprise Wikis to tackle these challenges. We will describe how EA initiatives can benefit from the use and integration of an Enterprise Wiki with an existing EA tool. Main goal of our research is to increase the utilization of EA tools and enhance the availability of EA products by incorporating unstructured information content in the tools. For this purpose we analyze task characteristics that we revealed from the processes and task descriptions of the EA department of a German insurance organization and align them with technology characteristics of EA tools and Enterprise Wikis. We empirically evaluated these technology characteristics using an online survey with results from 105 organizations in previous work. We apply the technology-to-performance chain model to derive the fit between task and technology characteristics for EA management (EAM) tool support in order to evaluate our hypotheses. 0 0
A lightweight approach to enterprise architecture modeling and documentation Collaborative modeling
Enterprise architecture management
Information model
Wiki
Wisdom of the crowds
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing English 2011 Not quite a few enterprise architecture (EA) management endeavors start with the design of an information model covering the EA-related interests of the various stakeholders. In the design of this model, the enterprise architects resort to prominent frameworks, but often create what would be called an "ivory tower" model. This model at best case misses if not ignores the knowledge of the people that are responsible for business processes, applications, services etc. In this paper, we describe how the wisdom of the crowds can be used to develop information models. Making use of Web 2.0 techniques, wikis, and an open templating mechanism, our approach ties together the EA relevant information in a way, which is accessible to both humans and applications. We demonstrate how the ivory tower syndrome can be cured, typical pitfalls can be avoided, and employees can be empowered to contribute their expert knowledge to EA modeling and documentation. 0 0
Enabling knowledge workers to collaboratively add structure to enterprise wikis Enterprise 2.0
Knowledge management systems
Semantic web
Social software
Structuring of content
Wiki
Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM English 2011 Varied fields of application, fast access to often needed information, easy collaboration capabilities and low maintenance costs make wikis very attractive for enterprises. For these reasons in many companies wikis have already been firmly established as tools for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Since most of the content in wikis is completely unstructured (plain hypertext, links, etc.) it is difficult for programs to process the information on the particular wiki pages. Therefore individual pages can only be found by means of a full-text search engine, but searching for particular pages with specific attributes and attribute values is not possible. In this paper we present Hybrid Wikis, a lightweight approach for structuring content and management of information structures in enterprise wikis. Hybrid Wikis are realized based on the commercial Enterprise 2.0 software Tricia and supported by our experiences made with classical wikis, semantic wikis and integrated Enterprise 2.0 platforms used for knowledge and information management in enterprises. Inspired by these web technologies Hybrid Wikis extend the wiki provided by Tricia with a few mechanisms for classification, linking, consistency checking, and visualization of wiki pages, which can be combined flexibly. We explain how these mechanisms facilitate the structuring of content in enterprise wikis and how both can benefit from it, knowledge workers and enterprises. Hybrid Wikis create incentives for users to apply structure by giving suggestions of frequently used structured elements, provide lightweight web-interfaces which enable users to manage the structured elements directly as part of the page content, and help to avoid information redundancies by offering structured searches as well as autocompletion mechanisms for structured elements. Furthermore we show how Hybrid Wikis enable knowledge workers to manage and integrate structured and unstructured information uniform across the enterprise, which is one of the key challenges knowledge management systems are faced with. 0 0
Hybrid Wikis: Empowering users tocollaboratively structure information Enterprise 2.0
Enterprise information management
Enterprise wikis
Semantic wiki
Web collaboration
ICSOFT 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies English 2011 Wikis are increasingly used for collaborative enterprise information management since they are flexibly applicable and encourage the contribution of knowledge. The fact that ordinary wiki pages contain pure text only limits how the information can be processed or made accessible to users. Semantic wikis promise to solve this problem by capturing knowledge in structured form and offering advanced querying capabilites. However, it is not obvious for business users, how they can benefit from providing semantic annotations which are not familiar to them and often difficult to enter. In this paper, we first introduce the concepts of hybrid wikis, namely attributes, type tags, attribute suggestions, and attribute definitions with integrity constraints. Business users interact with these concepts using a familiar user interface based on forms, spreadsheet-like tables, and auto-completion for links and values. We then illustrate these concepts using an example scenario with projects and persons and highlight key implementation aspects of a Java-based hybrid wiki system (Tricia). The paper ends with the description of practical experiences gained in two usage scenarios, a comparison with related work and an outlook on future work. 0 0
Wiki4EAM: using hybrid wikis for enterprise architecture management WikiSym English 2011 0 0
A wiki-based approach to enterprise architecture documentation and analysis Enterprise architecture
Information modeling
Wiki
17th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2009 English 2009 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 address the issue of starting EA management, more precise EA documentation and analysis, by utilizing a wiki-based approach. From there, we discuss which functions commonly implemented in wiki-systems could be used in this context, which augmentations and extensions would be needed, and which potential impediments exist. 0 0