First Advisor

Hart, Douglas I.

Second Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

63 pages


The practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA) continues to develop. Many large organizations are using EA processes and practices to help manage their complex set of integrated processes and applications. The set of integrated processes and applications required to meet their unique business requirements. Large organizations inherently recognize that an effective EA assists the enterprise to determine its desired direction. The resulting EA is then used to help manage the changes required to achieve the enterprises chosen destination. In a similar manner, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from EA practices. Achieving these benefits requires EA practices and tools be appropriately scaled to the size of the enterprise. My objective is to address the EA needs of SMEs by researching appropriate EA best practices, building artifacts that embrace these practices, and then evaluating these artifacts to determine how well they meet the need.

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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