1. “Enterprise Architecture” is a term that applies to both a program and a deliverable/output.

2500 WordsApr 23, 201910 Pages
1. “Enterprise Architecture” is a term that applies to both a program and a deliverable/output. A company may have an Enterprise Architecture team that is responsible for creating an enterprise architecture. Considering everything you have read, discussed, and learned in this program, (a) describe the ‘Enterprise Architecture’ discipline or program, (2) describe the ‘enterprise architecture’ deliverable/output. A) Enterprise Architecture defines the operations and structure of an organization. It provides a roadmap for how to transition an organization from its current state to future goals. EA has mechanisms in place to make sure that the IT deliverables align with the business requirements. There are four main perspectives…show more content…
Regardless of framework choice, most EA’s at a minimum produce the following deliverables: o Current State Architecture model o Future State Architecture model o Gap analysis document to identify differences between the current state and future state. o Architecture roadmap to define activities required to transition from current state to future state. At each perspective more sets of artifacts are produced. Some examples of these deliverables include: • Business – o Key business requirements o Business operating models o Business Risk Assessments • Application – o Application architecture principles. o An inventory of application services accessible to internal and external clients. o Document of application-specific processes that support the business operations. o Mapping between all the systems used in the organization, i.e. ERP, Business Intelligence, HRMS, etc… • Information – o Information compliance and governance requirements o Canonical data models o Models of important business data types o Relations between the data types and the business process that use them. • Technology – o Technology architecture principles o List of org’s technology services and what business functions they support. o Physical server and LAN/WAN diagrams and how they are connected. 2) How would an Enterprise Architect, recently hired to initiate an Enterprise Architecture program, make a case to the business and to the Information

More about 1. “Enterprise Architecture” is a term that applies to both a program and a deliverable/output.

Open Document