Keywords: system of systems, SOS, system of systems engineering, SoSE, enterprise architecture, complex systems, systems governance, governance capabilities
System of systems engineering and enterprise architecture: implications for governance of complex systems
This paper explores the contributions from integrating system of systems engineering (SoSE) and enterprise architecture (EA) to enhance governance of complex systems. In exploration, this paper seeks to achieve three primary objectives. First, the nature of the complex environment facing modern enterprises is examined. Second, the role, contributions, and limitations of SoSE in more effectively addressing the integration and coordination necessary for the system to act as a unity environment are examined. Third, the potential contributions of EA to support the technical articulation for the information flows supporting the communication and control structure essential to the operation of a complex system are examined. Finally, the intersection of SoSE and EA is examined as an acceleration of the capabilities for enhanced governance of complex systems. The paper concludes with several critical directions for using SoSE and EA to expand governance capabilities.