New Agile Enterprise Architecture Methodology for Small Latin American Organizations

Heber I. Mejia-Cabrera, Victor A. Tuesta-Monteza, Alberto E. Samillan-Ayala, Manuel G. Forero

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


Information technologies (IT) promise great benefits. However, companies have business alignment problems, affecting investment, performance and agility. To achieve alignment, enterprise architecture (EA) reference models called Frameworks have been developed. These proposals were born in large companies and their design has a traditional approach to these realities. However, in Peru most companies are micro-enterprises, i.e. small organizations (SOs), with their own characteristics. SOs have a low Networked Readiness Index (NRI), generating little impact on Peru’s development. Therefore, this paper proposes a new business architecture methodology conceived for the reality of small Peruvian and Latin American organizations. A general method based on EA and SO criteria was developed, thus generating a metamodel, from which the elements of the methodology are instantiated, which integrates four approaches to IT management. The methodology developed was validated in a Peruvian SO and by experts. The preliminary results show that its use generates benefits with respect to the competition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - Second International Conference, ICAT 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Sergio Montes León, Oscar Camacho, Danilo Chávez, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030715021
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2 Dec 20204 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1388 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference2nd International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2020
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Enterprise Architecture
  • IT alignment
  • IT management
  • Microenterprises
  • Small organizations


Dive into the research topics of 'New Agile Enterprise Architecture Methodology for Small Latin American Organizations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this