- This course sets the stage for the other courses in the certification program by introducing the history, derivations, basic concepts, theories, methods, parts and documentation frameworks upon which enterprise architecture (EA) is based. EA is viewed as a program management discipline, with analysis and documentation processes used in a lifecycle. Approaches discussed span the private, public, defense, and international sectors, highlighting similarities and pointing out differences. Major EA concepts are introduced including EA scoping and purpose, executive involvement, governance, communications, value, and support for decision-making.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe "Enterprise" in Enterprise Architecture terms: Strategic, Business, Information, Data, Systems (Services) and IT architectures
- Describe Drivers: Reorganization, Modernization, Integration, Shared Services, etc.
- Determine Enterprise Architecture principles
- Describe the process and approach, the intended use, the lifecycle and the scope of the EA
- Understand techniques for "EA Thinking" and the Enterprise Architecture process
- Understand and be able to create Principles for EA
- Understand EA Building Blocks
- Explain EA Return on Investment and EA Attribution of Benefits for Program Measurement.
- Synergize Program Management to support Enterprise Architecture’s development, integration and implementation.
- Describe how EA bridges the gap between Business and IT.
- Identify and measure viable Enterprise Architecture projects.
- Discuss how Enterprise Architecture Planning is still a viable process and establish principles for guiding Enterprise Architecture Projects/Programs.
- Describe EA Governance throughout the EA Life Cycle