An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Section 1: Chapters 4 – 9

Write a short paragraph that fully answers the following questions:

Choose a real-world medium/large sized enterprise (profit or non-profit) and determine the following based on the EA3 Framework:

a. The phases and steps of an appropriate EA implementation methodology.

b. The way that EA stakeholder support should be obtained.

c. A recommended schedule for updating the EA.

d. List examples of documentation from the enterprise that would be appropriate at each of the five functional levels.

e. List examples of documentation from the enterprise that would be appropriate for the three common planning threads.

f. List examples of documentation from the enterprise that would illustrate Lines of Business.

g. List examples of documentation from the enterprise that would illustrate crosscutting and vertical EA components.

h. List several hypothetical EA components at each level of the EA3 Framework for a large enterprise:

i. Compare and contrast the use of the term “component” in the context of how it is used in this chapter with the use of the term in the software and application development industry.

ii. Obtain the Annual Report list potential EA components at each level of the EA3 Framework.

i. Identify current strategic goals, initiatives, and outcome measures.

j. Identify current LOB’s business services, and associated activity/flow diagrams.

k. Identify current information flows and data documentation in each LOB.

l. Identify the current IT systems and applications that support information flows for each LOB.

m. Identify the current IT infrastructure and networks that host IT systems and applications.

n. How far into the future should the EA future views attempt to provide documentation?

o. Develop a future scenario for an enterprise that describes changes in processes, human factors, and technology. Identify the panning assumptions that underlie these changes.

p. Develop a Roles and Responsibility Matrix for the enterprise.

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