a. Why is it important to integrate the EA Management Program with the enterprise’s capital planning process and project management practices?
b. How can the capital planning process help support decisions on investing in future EA component upgrades or new capabilities?
c. What is meant by “architectural alignment” in developing a Project Management Plan?
d. Develop a business case for the hypothetical outsourcing of an enterprise’s IT Help Desk. The elements of the business case are (1) an Alternatives Analysis that compares in-house operation of the Help Desk and outsourcing to an external service provider, (2) a Cost-benefit Analysis for each of the two alternatives and (3) a Return on Investment calculation for each of the two alternatives.
e. Why is it important to include security and privacy in an EA program and the documentation of EA components?
f. What are the key elements of a Security and Privacy Program?
g. How can the EA Management Program help to promote effective security and privacy solutions?
h. What is the difference between a Disaster Recovery Plan and a Continuity of Operations Plan?
i. Find a Risk Management Plan and a Security/Privacy Plan for a real-world enterprise in the public or private sector, and evaluate whether it links to an EA program. If not, suggest how the relationship could be established.
j. What is an EA repository and how does it support the EA implementation methodology?
k. How does each column of the EA repository relate to the EA3 Framework, and what EA artifacts go into the cells of this column?
l. Develop an EA Tool Evaluation Matrix and evaluate two current commercial EA modeling tools.