- The acquisition of the broad theoretical knowledge of enterprise architecture as well as the practical skills for developing specific types of enterprise architecture artifacts
- Understands the role of IT in modern organizations, the problem of achieving business and IT alignment and the concept of enterprise architecture as a solution to the alignment problem
- Knows the meaning of enterprise architecture, enterprise architecture artifacts, their purposes, lifecycles and other properties
- Understands the conceptual analogy between enterprise architecture and city planning practices and the six types of relevant documents
- Knows the three key processes constituting enterprise architecture practices in organizations and their relationship
- Knows the popular types of enterprise architecture artifacts, their typical informational contents and usage scenarios
- Able to develop architecture principles for the organization based on its business strategy and goals
- Able to develop and heatmap a business capability model for the organization based on its business goals and organizational structure
- Able to develop a landscape diagram for the organization based on its organizational structure
- Able to develop an enterprise system portfolio for the organization based on its business goals and organizational structure
- Introduction to Enterprise ArchitectureThe critical importance of IT for modern business. Modern organizations as complex socio-technical systems of business and IT. The problem of achieving business and IT alignment. The concept of enterprise architecture as a potential solution to the problem of business and IT alignment.
- The Concept of Enterprise ArchitectureThe concept of enterprise architecture. The practice of using enterprise architecture for improving business and IT alignment. EA artifacts as fundamental components of enterprise architecture and their essential properties. The role of architects in EA practices. The place of architecture functions in organizations.
- Enterprise Architecture and City PlanningThe similarity between organizations and cities from the perspective of their planning. Six general types of EA artifacts and city planning documents as well as their type-specific roles in the context of EA and city planning practices. The relationship and complementarity between different types of EA artifacts and city planning documents.
- Processes of Enterprise Architecture PracticeThree core processes constituting an EA practice and their meaning in the organizational context. The relationship and information exchange between these processes enabling their coordination and synergy. A comprehensive high-level process view of an EA practice.
- Popular Enterprise Architecture ArtifactsSixteen popular EA artifacts: Principles, Policies, Technology Reference Models, Guidelines, Patterns, IT Principles, Business Capability Models, Roadmaps, Target States, Landscape Diagrams, Inventories, Enterprise System Portfolios, IT Roadmaps, Solution Overviews, Options Assessments and Solution Designs.
- Architecture PrinciplesThe general meaning of architecture principles. The structure of architecture principles: title, statement, rationale and implications. Alignment of architecture principles to the business strategy. Development of architecture principles.
- Business Capability ModelsThe general meaning of business capability models. The hierarchical structure of business capability models. Color-coding and heatmapping of business capability models. Alignment of business capability models to business goals. Development of business capability models.
- Landscape DiagramsThe general meaning of landscape diagrams. The graphical notation for creating landscape diagrams. Alignment of landscape diagrams to the organizational structure. Development of landscape diagrams.
- Enterprise System PortfoliosThe general meaning of enterprise system portfolios. The mapping of information systems to business capability models. Color-coding of enterprise system portfolios. Alignment of enterprise system portfolios to business capability models. Development of enterprise system portfolios.
- Exam (Quiz)
- Task 1 (Architecture Principles)
- Task 2 (Business Capability Models)
- Task 3 (Landscape Diagrams)
- Task 4 (Enterprise System Portfolios)
- Interim assessment (1 module)0.2 * Exam (Quiz) + 0.2 * Task 1 (Architecture Principles) + 0.2 * Task 2 (Business Capability Models) + 0.2 * Task 3 (Landscape Diagrams) + 0.2 * Task 4 (Enterprise System Portfolios)
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- Strategic IT management : a toolkit for enterprise architecture management, Hanschke, I., 2010