|Website:||website containing additional information|
|History:||This course was formerly known as Enterprise information architecture (INFOEIA). You can only do one of these courses.|
|Period:||period 3 (week 6 through 15, i.e., 5-2-2018 through 13-4-2018; retake week 27)|
|Participants:||up till now 42 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
What kind of business processes are important in our organization, and how can we support these processes using IT? What is the application landscape of our organization, and do we need to update it to improve the speed and flexibility with which we can do business? How can we manage our technical infrastructure to improve access to information for our employees but at the same time minimize security risks?
In this course, you will learn the techniques that allow you to answer these and other questions. The core subject of the course is the modelling and analysis of enterprise-wide architectures (i.e. business process architectures, information architectures, application architectures, technical architectures, combination of architectures, and so on). In addition, we will discuss related topics such as risk management and business process modelling.
A large part of the course is based on Enterprise Architecture at Work (4rd ed.), by Marc Lankhorst et al. An electronic version of the book can be downloaded from the Utrecht University library (UU library access needed).
In addition to the book, we will also discuss various articles which will be made available on the website of the course.
The course consists of lectures, workshops, discussion sessions, and an organisation assignment. The lectures provide the necessary theoretical background, and some guest lecturers will be invited to show how real business problems can be tackled using Enterprise Architecture.
Analysing enterprises is also a very practical endeavour, and practical assignments and workshops are therefore an important part of the course. There are two main types of assignment.
Theory and concepts learnt during the course are going to be evaluated through a writing exam.
Deadlines Check the organisation and workshop assignment deadlines. An overview of all the deadlines can be found in the schedule page. Hand in each requested assignment before the specified deadline, one minute late is too late. For graded assignments, it means that for each 60 minutes a submissions is late, it will get a deduction of 1 point per 60 minutes.
Requirements to pass the course
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||There will be one repair exam in week 26. You are only admitted to the repair exam if your final course grade is between 4.0 and 5.5. It is not possible to repair the workshop assignments. It is not possible to repair the organisation assignment.|
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.