Representing Essence of Software Engineering in Enterprise Architecture Knowledge Domain
Essence Framework (EF) is developed for addressing the core problems of Software Engineering (SE) domain. It provides a common ground for the definition and implementation of SE practices and methods. On the other hand, a software system with its own SE domain-specific views, processes and tools, can be regarded as an important part of an Enterprise Architecture (EA). Therefore, representing EF in the knowledge domain of EA may not only extend its usage, but also provide the understanding of EF’s components and their relationships to its organizational environment that guides its design and development. In this paper, we propose a concept mapping and representation method for EF by using EA concepts. Although primarily and potential contributions are presented, there are also limitations that should be addressed by future research studies.
Keywords - Software Engineering, Essence Framework, Enterprise Architecture