Jisc case studies wiki Case studies / Enterprise Architecture
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Enterprise Architecture

Taking a holistic approach


Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a high level, strategic technique designed to help senior managers achieve business and organisational change (TechWatch 2009). The following case studies were funded by the JISC Flexible Service Delivery programme and helped to shape guidance on Enterprise Architecture (EA) which is available as part of the 'Improving Organisational Efficiency' infoKit.


Project name

Lead institution


University of Bolton
To develop a proof-of-concept Archimate modelling tool; initiate and maintain a modelling support function/support update of the Archi Tool.
Assessing the adoption of EA as a change agent Coventry University To demonstrate how EA techniques, when applied to a large scale Smartcard/access control project, can help to overcome the cultural barriers and maximise the business benefits. 
Cumulus Roehampton University To demonstrate how a large ERP system, Unit4’s Curriculum Management product, can be disaggregated to allow modular functionality from that system to be offered and supported within the 'cloud'.
EA Journey—Cardiff University  Cardiff University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—Coventry University Coventry University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—De Montfort University  De Montfort University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—Imperial College London Imperial College London Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—King's College London King's College London Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—LJMU Liverpool John Moores University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—SSU  Southampton Solent University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—Staffordshire University Staffordshire University Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—University College Falmouth University College Falmouth Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
EA Journey—University of Bristol University of Bristol Enterprise Architecture (EA) journey. 
Exploiting Web Services (EWES) Roehampton University To put in place a web services approach to system integration, opening up the way to interoperability and services reuse in a loosely coupled software environment.
Lightweight EA University of Bolton To assist the University to adapt to the new approaches that are needed in developing administrative processes and systems capable of dealing with the greater variety of partnerships and relationships by applying lightweight EA. 
Student Timetabling Online Project (STOP), see Reflection on potential impact of EA University of Central Lancashire Using business process review and change management methodologies, to review, redesign, implement, upskill and evaluate a new admin system to manage room bookings and timetabling creation.