Enterprise Architecture

An introductory course about understanding Enterprise Architecture (EA) and it's relevance in business organizations.
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

Enterprise Architecture (EA) has different meanings for different organizations. The Enterprise Architecture Research Forum defines EA as the continuous practice of describing the important elements of a socio-technical organization, how they are related to each other and the environment to understand complexity and manage change. The United States government classifies enterprise architecture as an Information Technology function, and defines the term as the documented outcomes from examining the enterprise.

In general, Enterprise Architecture refers to the structural design of an enterprise including its people, technologies and the activities for designing and describing enterprises. This course will explain the different benefits, characters, principles and frameworks of EA. Developing, building, using and maintaining an EA will also be part of the discourse.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of the IT industry
  • Knowledge of the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn about the definitions, benefits and disadvantages of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities involved in Enterprise Architecture.
  • Study the different principles of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Be introduced to the Enterprise Architecture framework and explore its different components and domains.
  • Know how to develop, build and maintain an Enterprise Architecture.
  • Familiarize himself with managing an Enterprise Architecture.
  • Explore the possible future uses of Enterprise Architecture, including mobile Enterprise Architecture.

What is the target audience?

  • IT Graduates
  • People interested in Enterprise Architecture
  • IT Contractors and Consultants
  • IT Professionals who need to understand the basics of Enterprise Architecture

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Curriculum

Section 1: Understanding Enterprise Architecture
00:29

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 2: Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 3: Importance of Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 4: Benefits of Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 5: Pitfalls of Enterprise Architecture

05:02

This lecture will cover the many definitions of Enterprise Architecture.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Definition of Enterprise Architecture
1:31    Gartner's definition of Enterprise Architecture
2:13    Continous update of the definition of Enterprise Architecture
3:15    EA Schools of Thought
3:33    Enterprise IT Architecting
4:08    Enterprise Integrating
4:36    Enterprise Ecological Adaptation
02:46

This lecture will explain the significance of Enterprise Architecture from the business and IT point of view.

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Lecture outline:

0:00 Wide gap between the IT organization and the rest of the business
0:44 Mediation between the business strategy side and the IT organization
1:51 Converting true Enterprise Architecture
01:14

This lecture will talk about the different advantages of Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00 Benefits of adopting Enterprise Architecture in a business organization
0:49 More benefits in EA
05:57

This discussion will focus on the pitfalls of Enterprise Architecture and recommendations to address them.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction of pitfalls of Enterprise Architecture
0:33    Wrong lead architect
1:10    Insufficient understanding and support
1:49    Doing only technical architecture
2:18    Not establishing EA governance early
2:38    Using current-state EA first
3:13    Not spending time on communications
3:43    Not measuring and not communicating
4:20    Architecting the "boxes" only
5:35    The EA group does most of the architecting
Section 1 - Quiz
6 questions
10 pages

This PDF file contains Section 1 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 2: Enterprise Architecture Roles, Responsibilities and Principles
00:32

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 8: Enterprise Architects

Lecture 9: Solutions Architects

Lecture 10: Guiding Principle

04:37

This discussion will focus on the role, responsibility, skills, and knowledge of an Enterprise Architect.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction of Enterprise Architects
0:13    Role of Enterprise Architects
0:59    Goal of Enterprise Architects
2:13    Responsibilities of Enterprise Architects
3:28    Skills and knowledge of Enterprise Architects
4:32    Collaboration of Enterprise Architects
03:32

This lecture will cover the roles and responsibilities of a Solutions Architect.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction of Solutions Architect
0:36    Responsibilities of Solutions Architect for planning and management
1:03    Responsibilities of Solutions Architect for business development
1:31    Responsibilities of Solutions Architect for subject matter expertise
2:07    Responsibilities of Solutions Architect for methodology and quality
3:05    Responsibilities of Solutions Architect for work force
04:07

This lecture will discuss the guiding principles to help keep an Enterprise Architecture current and continuously valuable to any business.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to guiding principles of Enterprise Architecture
0:56    Eight guiding principles of Enterprise Architecture
1:13    Strategic
1:50    Standards based
2:10    Simple
2:29    Reliable
2:54    Accessible
3:02    Knowledge Driven
3:15    Secure
3:51    Sustainable
Section 2 - Quiz
6 questions
8 pages

This PDF file contains Section 2 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 3: Enterprise Architecture Framework
02:39

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 13: EA Framework and Components

Lecture 14: Architecture Domain

Lecture 15: Types of Frameworks

Lecture 16: Sample Frameworks

01:48

This lecture will cover the definition and the different components of the Enterprise Architecture Framework.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to EA framework
2:14    Main components of EA framework
05:05

This discussion will address the different Architecture Domains of an Enterprise Architecture Framework.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to architecture domain
0:48    Business architecture
1:48    Information architecture
2:49    Application architecture
4:12    Technology architecture
03:47

This lecture will cover the five general types of frameworks.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the different types of frameworks
0:18    Consortia-developed frameworks
0:58    Defense industry frameworks
1:26    Government frameworks
2:06    Open-source frameworks
3:08    Propriety frameworks
06:34

This discussion will center on a few existing Enterprise Architecture Frameworks such as the Zachman Framework, TOGAF, and the Federal Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Zachman framework
3:10    TOGAF framework
5:32    FEAF
7:09    Gartner enterprise architecture framework
Section 3 - Quiz
6 questions
12 pages

This PDF file contains Section 3 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 4: Developing and Building an Enterprise Architecture
00:30

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 19: Overview and Introduction

Lecture 20: Developing an Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 21: Building an Effective Enterprise Architecture

05:05

This lecture will include an introduction to building and developing an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Relying on EA
0:30    Similar to a buildings architecture
1:39    Committees responsible for the EA function
2:43    Detailed EA documents
09:34

This discussion will focus on the steps involved in developing an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction and steps in developing an EA
0:48    Agree on the need
1:34    Establish an organizational structure
2:30    Select a framework
3:54    Select a tool and repository
4:33    Organize the existing material
6:19    Begin using the EA
7:18    Extend and maintain the architecture
03:10

This lecture will explain the steps in building an appropriate and effective Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction in building an effective EA
0:24    Introduction for the steps in building EA right
1:07    Tips on making and effective EA team
1:12    Respond to a real business need
1:27    Sponsorship is key
1:40    Look outside IT
2:03    One size does not fit all
Section 4 - Quiz
6 questions
10 pages

This PDF file contains Section 4 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 5: Using Enterprise Architecture
00:29

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 24: Using Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 25: Training Personnel

Lecture 26: Defining Compliance Criteria

Lecture 27: Implementing Compliance Criteria

Lecture 28: Assessing

Lecture 29: Other Uses

02:35

This lecture will identify and discuss other uses of Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction in the use of EA
1:07    Facilitating of systematic change
02:58

This lecture will cover the proper way of training personnel in preparation for employing an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction in training personnel
0:28    Project managers
1:00    Establishing process and procedures
02:46

This discussion will focus on defining compliance criteria.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to compliance criteria
1:32    Set up integrated reviews
03:19

This lecture will discuss implementing compliance criteria.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the three CPIC phases
0:27    Execute the projects
0:45    Manage and perform project development
1:58    Evolve EA with program/project
01:49

This lecture will cover the assessment required to implement an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Assessing EA
1:17    Evaluating EA
02:00

This lecture will identify and discuss other uses of Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the other uses of EA
0:11    Examples of other uses of EA
Section 5 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 5 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 6: EA Management, Body of Knowledge and Planning
00:35

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 32: Enterprise Management

Lecture 33: Enterprise Planning

Lecture 34: Enterprise Collaborative Architecture

09:34

This lecture will discuss the management of Enterprise Architecture, its importance, how it can be used, and what makes it different from other management practices.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction in EA management
2:32    History of EA management
4:17    Importance of an EA management
4:57    Capability of an EA management
5:25    How is EA management used
6:15    Capturing business value
6:52    What makes EA management different?
8:12    Application of EA management
8:55    EA body of knowledge
02:37

This discussion will center on the different levels of planning an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Definition of EA planning
0:10    Levels of EA planning
0:23    Level 1: Getting started
0:48    Level 2: Where we are today
1:15    Level 3: Future vision
1:45    Level 4: How to get there
2:01    The EA planning methodology
03:05

This lecture will cover the definition of Enterprise Collaborative Architecture and describe its different views.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Enterprise Collaborative Architecture
0:42    Enterprise Collaborative Architecture models
1:47    Enterprise Collaborative Architecture views
Section 6 - Quiz
6 questions
10 pages

This PDF file contains Section 6 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 7: Categories of EA and Maintaining an Effective EA
00:31

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 37: Categories of Developing Enterprise Architecture

Lecture 38: Maintaining Enterprise Architecture

02:02

This lecture will teach you about the different categories involved in developing an Enterprise Architecture.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the categories in developing EA
0:36    Categories in developing EA
0:52    Business IT alignment and stakeholder involvement
1:10    Architecture development, process and communication
1:41    Architecture governance
14:02

This lecture will cover how to maintain an Enterprise Architecture and help you make adjustments when necessary.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Maintaining EA
3:51    As the enterprise evolves
4:49    Reassess periodically
5:45    Reflecting reality
Section 7 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 7 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 8: MEAP and the Future of Enterprise Architecture
00:43

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

Section Outline

Lecture 41: MEAP

Lecture 42: Future of Enterprise Architecture

08:02

This lecture will focus on the next technology level in Enterprise Architecture - the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP).

Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the mobile enterprise application platform
0:59    Defining mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP)
2:05    Rule of three
1:10    Capabilities of MEAP
4:45    Why is there a need for MEAP
6:36    Conclusion
15:37

This lecture will discuss what the future holds for Enterprise Architecture in the areas of the private industry, service industry, and the military.

Lecture outline:

0:00    Private industry models
3:31    Services becoming commodities
6:31    Emerging standards
8:08    Military use
9:58    Profession and certification
11:20    Conclusion
Section 8
6 questions
12 pages

This PDF file contains Section 8 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 9: Course Resources
124 pages

This e book contains the entire Enterprise Architecture course in a PDF format.

4 pages

This e book is a list of terms and definitions often used in the field of Enterprise Architecture.

8 pages

This PDF file contains all the answers to all the quizzes in each section of this course.

Section 10: Enterprise Architecture Certification
1 page

Now that you've finished your Udemy course, - you are eligible to sit your official Certification exam.

Certification is not mandatory.

Once you've completed the course, email our exam department at exams@artofservice.com.au to purchase your exam voucher and sit your final exam.

. Access includes a step-by-step procedure on how to take the final exam and how to obtain your exam certification.

You will receive a PDF certificate through your email upon passing the examination.

1 page

We are always in the process of improving our courses and procedures for a better learning experience for our students. Your input is very important to us.

Follow the step-by-step procedure on taking the evaluation and receiving your certificate of completion.

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