The Practice of Enterprise Architecture (Part I)
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The Practice of Enterprise Architecture (Part I)

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
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Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the role of IT in modern organizations and the problem of business and IT alignment
  • Understand the concept of enterprise architecture as a solution to the problem of alignment
  • Know the role of enterprise architecture practice in organizations and the historical origin of modern EA best practices
  • Understand the conceptual analogy between enterprise architecture and city planning practices
  • Understand the intricacies of the dialog between business and IT stakeholders in organizations
  • Know the three key processes constituting enterprise architecture practice in organizations
  • Understand the relationship between IT initiatives and enterprise architecture practice
Requirements
  • Basic Understanding of Both Business and IT
Description

Part I of the course The Practice of Enterprise Architecture provides a general introduction to the concept of enterprise architecture and other relevant topics. This part discusses the meaning of enterprise architecture, the place and role of enterprise architecture in the overall organizational context, key constituting elements and core mechanisms of an EA practice as well as the business value and benefits of using enterprise architecture in organizations.

Part I consists of seven consecutive sections:

  • Section 1 (Introduction) discusses the role of IT in modern organizations, explains the problem of business and IT alignment and introduces the notion of enterprise architecture as a potential solution to this problem

  • Section 2 (The Concept of Enterprise Architecture) explains the general meaning of enterprise architecture, EA practice and EA artifacts as well as the role of architects and architecture functions in organizations

  • Section 3 (The Role of Enterprise Architecture Practice) discusses the need for enterprise architecture, the benefits of practicing enterprise architecture, the historical origin of modern EA best practices and clarifies what enterprise architecture practice is not

  • Section 4 (Enterprise Architecture and City Planning) explains the key mechanisms of an EA practice and six essential types of EA artifacts based on the close analogy between enterprise architecture and city planning practices

  • Section 5 (The Dialog Between Business and IT) discusses the typical problems associated with using a business strategy as the basis for IT planning and describes five convenient discussion points for establishing a productive dialog between business and IT

  • Section 6 (Processes of Enterprise Architecture Practice) describes three key processes constituting an EA practice, explains the relationship between these processes and provides a high-level process-centric view of an EA practice

  • Section 7 (IT Initiatives and Enterprise Architecture) discusses the role of IT initiatives in the context of an EA practice, describes five different types of IT initiatives and explains the flow of these initiatives through the processes of an EA practice


Who this course is for:
  • Aspiring Solution and Enterprise Architects
  • Students of Enterprise Architecture
  • All Other People Interested in Enterprise Architecture
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 07:36:27
+ Section 1: Introduction
4 lectures 54:10
Lecture 1.2: Organizations as Socio-Technical Systems
10:01
Lecture 1.3: The Problem of Business and IT Alignment
21:47
Lecture 1.4: Enterprise Architecture as a Solution
04:33
+ Section 2: The Concept of Enterprise Architecture
4 lectures 01:22:13
Lecture 2.1: What Is Enterprise Architecture?
20:37
Lecture 2.2: The Practice of Enterprise Architecture
07:19
Lecture 2.3: Enterprise Architecture Artifacts
32:57
Lecture 2.4: The Role of Architects and Architecture Functions
21:20
+ Section 3: The Role of Enterprise Architecture Practice
3 lectures 43:00
Lecture 3.1: Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
13:24
Lecture 3.3: What Enterprise Architecture Practice Is Not
19:59
+ Section 4: Enterprise Architecture and City Planning
3 lectures 01:03:08
Lecture 4.1: Enterprise Architecture Practice as City Planning
10:30
Lecture 4.2: Six Types of EA Artifacts and City Planning Documents
36:38
Lecture 4.3: Different Types of EA Artifacts and the CSVLOD Model
16:00
+ Section 5: The Dialog Between Business and IT
8 lectures 01:39:19
Lecture 5.2: Key Discussion Points Between Business and IT
06:28
Lecture 5.3: Operating Model
38:40
Lecture 5.4: Business Capabilities
07:35
Lecture 5.5: Specific Business Needs
05:13
Lecture 5.6: Business Processes
07:11
Lecture 5.7: Business Requirements
04:44
Lecture 5.8: The Hierarchy of Discussion Points and EA Uncertainty Principle
16:44
+ Section 6: Processes of Enterprise Architecture Practice
6 lectures 01:07:07
Lecture 6.1: Processes Constituting Enterprise Architecture Practice
02:53
Lecture 6.2: Strategic Planning
13:21
Lecture 6.3: Initiative Delivery
14:51
Lecture 6.4: Technology Optimization
10:39
Lecture 6.5: Relationship Between EA-Related Processes
14:53
Lecture 6.6: A High-Level Process View of Enterprise Architecture Practice
10:30
+ Section 7: IT Initiatives and Enterprise Architecture
3 lectures 47:30
Lecture 7.1: The Role of IT Initiatives in Enterprise Architecture Practice
14:07
Lecture 7.2: Different Types of IT Initiatives
27:08
Lecture 7.3: The Flow of Different Types of IT Initiatives
06:15
+ Tests for Part I: Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
0 lectures 00:00

This test covers the following sections of the course The Practice of Enterprise Architecture: Section 1 (Introduction), Section 2 (The Concept of Enterprise Architecture) and Section 3 (The Role of Enterprise Architecture Practice)

Test for Sections 1, 2 and 3
30 questions

This test covers the following sections of the course The Practice of Enterprise Architecture: Section 4 (Enterprise Architecture and City Planning), Section 5 (The Dialog Between Business and IT), Section 6 (Processes of Enterprise Architecture Practice) and Section 7 (IT Initiatives and Enterprise Architecture)

Test for Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7
40 questions