Enterprise architecture

Website:website containing additional information
Course code:INFOEAR
Credits:7.5 ECTS
History:This course was formerly known as Enterprise information architecture (INFOEIA). You can only do one of these courses.
Period:periode 3 (week 6 t/m 16, dwz 2-2-2015 t/m 17-4-2015; herkansing week 22)
Participants:up till now 4 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
college   di 9.00-10.456-10 BBG-083 Floris Bex
Wienand Omta
12-15 BBG-083
groep 2 do 13.15-15.006-10 BBG-169
12-15 BBG-169
week: 16do 16-4-201517.00-20.00 uurzaal: EDUC-GAMMA
week: 22do 28-5-201513.30-16.30 uurzaal: EDUC-ALFAaanvullende toets
Nota bene:Er is geen recente vakbeschrijving beschikbaar.
Onderstaande tekst is een oude vakbeschrijving uit collegejaar 2013/2014

Enterprise architecture (EA) deals with the texts, models and rules of the complete information infrastructure of an enterprise. The course focuses on the modeling of enterprise architectures and enterprise functions, and gives an overview of the underlying scientific theories regarding a number of themes (types of architectures, architectural frameworks, quality attributes, strategic IT alignment). In addition to a theoretical component, the course also has a very imporant practical component, in which students work on real-world cases from industry, (semi-)governmental organizations, large IT-companies and so on.

Literature:kan veranderen!
We will use a variety of materials (scientific papers, previous business cases, reader). The exact materials will be indicated on the Blackboard website. The following book is not mandatory, but provides a nice general background:

To get a feeling for the broad range of topics, have a look at the Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research workshops. A Google search provides links to collected papers of the previous workshops.

Course form:

The course consists of lectures, tutorial reading groups and practical work. The lectures first focus on introducing Enterprise Architecture and the associated modelling aspects. During the reading groups, a number of general topics in Enterprise Architecture will be discussed on the basis of scientific articles. Finally, a number of guest speakers will give a lecture about their experiences with Enterprise Architectures.

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 two papers, one in which they model the company's architecture and another in which, based on this model, recommendations for architecture improvement are made. The findings of the first paper will have to be presented during lectures.

Exam form:
  • Students will have to produce two papers as mentioned above in the description of the Course form and since the students are working in groups, it should be made clear in the papers who is responsible for which part. The first version for each topic is a draft version. It will be assessed and must be sufficient (if it's not, it must be improved during the course until it is assessed as sufficient).
  • Besides the draft versions students must produce a final version for both topics. These final versions will both count for 30% in the overall grade for the course.
  • The presentations of the students will count for 10% in the overall grade.
  • There will be one written exam at the end of the course on specified parts of the literature, counting for 30% in the overall grade. But the grade for the exam must be at least 5. If it isn't, the overall grade will be the minimum of 5 and the weighted average of the four exam parts mentioned above.
    Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
    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.