Enterprise Architecture

This course (in German: Modellierung betrieblicher Informationssysteme) consists of a lecture (2 SWS) and an exercise (1 SWS)

Timing of lecture and exercise

All lectures and exercises take place in room K208.


Date10:00 c.t.
12:00 c.t.
April 13 lecture 1 - kick-off lecture 2
April 20 lecture 3 exercise 1 - kick-off
April 27 exercise 2
May 4 lecture 4
May 11 lecture 5
lecture 6
May 18
exercise 3
June 1 lecture 7
lecture 8
June 8 lecture 9
exercise 4
June 15 lecture 10 exercise 5
June, 22 lecture 11 lecture 12 - last class
June, 29 exercise 6

Distribution of assignment themes on June 1, 2015

Submission of assignments due by July 7, 2015

Registering to the course

Materials and slides

All materials and slides will be provided via an OpenOLAT course available at  https://olat.vcrp.de/url/RepositoryEntry/1328644347. You can access OpenOLAT via your University credentials. The password for the OpenOLAT course will be distributed during the kick-off lecture.

Tutorials are available at http://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/iwm/veraltet/service/lernplattformen/olat/olat



The exercises are organised by Sabrina Scherer.



Target audience

Master E-Government, Master Information Systems, Master Information Management, and Master Web Science in the 1st year

Module description

  • new exam order (starting WiSe 12/13): 04WI2013 = Modellierung betrieblicher Informationssysteme
  • old exam order  (before WiSe 12/13): WIMW01-a


  • Exercises along the lecture. Please note that successful completion of exercises is a precondition to take part in the examination. This includes to gather 50 % of points of exercises plus presentations of exercises along lectures.
  • Examination: Delivery of an assignment (to be written in English, to be delivered by July 7, 2015, 23:59 CEST.

Information from KLIPS

Objectives of the lecture

  • Understanding and mastering the concept of Enterprise Architecture as a means to develop an enterprise concept at different levels of consideration
    • Knowing the principles of enterprise architectures
    • Knowing different frameworks for EA
    • Knowing the functions and governance of EA
  • By walking through the different phases of the TOGAF framework
    • Analysing the contents of a given business scenario for an EA thereby applying different analysis and information gathering methods
    • Modelling the different aspects of an EA through modelling methods
    • Evaluating the activities, methods and tools available along the different phases of an EA

Benefits of attending the EA course

  • Better understand the added value of structured development, support, and maintenance of IT landscape in an organization and in the network with other organizations; And acquire the respective skills to apply this concept
  • Improve understanding and learn how to manage interoperability
  • Understand and learn how to facilitate system and network management
  • Learn how to pave the way and ensure easier upgrade and exchange of system components
  • Acquire the fundamental skills and means to govern the strategic, process and technology aspects along a coherent IT strategy for an organisation to support business alignment

Overview of contents

  • Introduction: Enterprise Architecture (EA) as an approach to model, design and analyse Information Systems & socio-technical systems in public and private sector
  • EA skills, competencies and knowledge: knowledge and personal as well as professional skills
  • Key concepts of EA
  • Different EA frameworks in comparison
  • Architecture views and viewpoint design
  • Walking through the TOGAF (The Open Group) EA framework and applying the Architecture Development Method (ADM) of TOGAF along a given scenario of public online procurement across borders
    • Analysing the cntents of the scenario business case
    • Applying different analysis and information gathering methods
    • Modelling the different aspects of EA (artefacts) by using modelling methods and tools (Adonis and others)
    • Defining and managing the requirements along the different phases of the ADM
  • Comparing different EA tools