Towards a Sector Specific Higher Education Reference Model – introducing HERM

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is often considered critical to higher education’s digital transformation. Up until now the higher education sector has mainly relied on generic models or even models imported from other sectors. In 2021, the higher education reference model (HERM) was introduced, giving the sector a common platform with solid support from various communities such as CAUDIT, EDUCAUSE, UCISA, and EUNIS. This paper takes a practitioner’s perspective introducing the concepts of EA, the business model canvas, business capabilities, and a short introduction to HERM. The paper concludes with an overview of best practices to get started with EA in general and HERM in particular.

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Jun 01 2022


4:30 pm - 5:15 pm