Agnes Nakakawa, Patrick van Bommel and Erik Proper

Challenges of Involving Stakeholders When Creating Enterprise Architecture

Although researchers report challenges that occur during enterprise architecture development in general, there is lack of an elaborate description of those that occur during enterprise architecture creation – particularly if stakeholders are to be deeply involved. Yet understanding challenges of involving stakeholders when creating enterprise architecture is a prerequisite for devising a relevant solution to enterprise architects. An exploratory survey was therefore conducted with the aim of investigating challenges that enterprise architects face when they involve organizational stakeholders during enterprise architecture creation. This paper presents and discusses findings from the survey.