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|History:||This course was formerly known as Enterprise information architecture (INFOEIA). You can only do one of these courses.|
|Period:||period 2 (week 46 through 5, i.e., 14-11-2011 through 3-2-2012; retake week 11)|
|Participants:||up till now 61 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Note:||No up-to-date course description available.|
Text below is from year 2010/2011
Enterprise architecture (EA) deals with the texts, models and rules of the complete information infrastructure of an enterprise.
Enterprise architecture is a very broad topic and is still young and immature. The topics range from business and organizational issues to infrastructural issues. For these reasons, there are not many good books on EA.
Here we just mention the following two books as they provide general background:
To give some feeling for the broad range of topics, we refer to the topic section mentioned in Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR; see http://www.telin.nl/index.cfm?language=en&id=1182&context=1111 or http://tear.iwi.unisg.ch/fileadmin/tear/CfP-TEAR-Workshop-2009.pdf). See also http://www.via-nova-architectura.org/tear-2007/index.php for a number of articles related to these topics. Of course, there are many more.
Because of the reasons just mentioned we will provide our own reader and selected materials from the literature. The reader contains an introduction to Enterprise Architecture Modeling (EAM) and several example papers produced by students of former EIA courses. Both the reader, the selected materials from the literature and the sheets from the lectures will be made available online.
The course consists of lectures and practical work. The lectures will focus first on modeling aspects and then turn to a number of general topics in Enterprise Architecture. Also, students have to give presentations about their practical work (see below).
For the practical work, students need to form teams of two or three persons. Each team is responsible for finding a company for which they must write a paper containing architecture models (examples of these models can be found in last year's reader available from http://www.cs.uu.nl/docs/vakken/ear/). Besides this paper, each team has to write a paper on an architectural theme (e.g. Business IT Alignment, Service Orientation, Governance). For questions related to the practical work you can make an appointment during the weekly question hour.
It is our aim to combine a number of the elaborations made by the students in a book. This poses some extra conditions on the elaborations, e.g. a consistent lay-out. To this end we will provide two simple template files, one for text and one for diagrams.
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4.|
|Description:||Modeling, architectural frameworks, different types of architectures, governance. You must have completed MSO (Modelleren en systeemontwikkeling; in English: Modeling and system development) or an equivalent course in order to appreciate the modeling techniques. Furthermore, a small part of the content presented in the lectures may have been covered by SMOI or IOBM, but for EAR there is no need to have completed these courses.|