Techniques for Enterprise Architecture Assessment Description

Techniques for Enterprise Architecture Assessment Description

Project instructions:
Unit 5:

As you complete the assessment work in this unit, you may find it helpful to consider the questions below. You are encouraged to discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community, in order to deepen your understanding of the topics.

Why is an enterprise architecture useful to the IT department and the business unit managers?
Is it worth the investment?
What if the organization outsources its infrastructure to “the cloud”?
Should our enterprise governance, including IT governance, be part of the EA?
If the EA is a model of the enterprise, who is responsible for it?
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[u05a1] Techniques for Enterprise Architecture Assessment Description
Assessment Context
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Describe the practical applications used in organizations brought about by advances in information technology.
Define the process of enterprise architecture.
Competency 2: Analyze information technology management concepts.
Describe the concept of enterprise architecture framework.
Competency 3: Analyze new concepts and trends in the information technology field.
Discuss the process of strategic planning in a company or organization.
Competency 4: Synthesize diverse, advanced information technologies and techniques that optimize solutions according to the customer’s needs.
Synthesize the governance process of initiation, maintenance, and use of a strategic plan for a business or organization.
Assessment Instructions
Write a paper in which you address the following points. You will need to research some of the concepts to be covered in your paper. A good place to begin your research is with the references provided in the Unit Resources.

Define enterprise architecture (EA), an EA framework, and a strategic plan.
Review the available EA frameworks and identify the two that you think would best fit an organization of your choice.
Describe each of the two EA frameworks and explain why the fit appears good for your chosen organization.
Identify your preferred framework of the two and devise a brief plan for initiation of that framework into an EA or annual strategic management plan for your selected organization.
Identify the required roles for the effort, and who will perform those roles.
Describe the type of governance you would need to put in place for the initiation, maintenance, and use of the plan.
Explain how you would go about briefing the plan to the CEO for approval.


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