Towards a Framework for Evaluating the Prudence of Enterprise Architecture Debts

Enterprise architecture (EA) debt represents deviations between evolution of IT architecture and the target picture thereof. It stems from not only an inadvertent behavior within the enterprise environment but also a deliberate attempt to cope with business constraints. When considering an EA debt, it is only necessary to ensure that all relevant stakeholders understand the prudence and recklessness thereof, thereby enabling the consensus decision-making in EA debt management (EADM). Despite many discussions on prudent and reckless debts in related domains, the application thereof in EA domain has not been explored. This study aims to design a framework for evaluating the prudence of EA debts.


  • Type: Master Thesis
  • Status: Current
  • ID: 2021-014
  • Student: Ada Slupczynski