Enterprise Architecture

This course consists of a lecture (2 SWS) and an exercise (2 SWS). It will be held in English.

Information from KLIPS

    Timing of lecture and exercise

    DayMo 10:00 c.t. in Room B 013Mo 12:00 c.t. in Room A 213Fr 10:00 c.t. in Room C 206
    April 9 lecture 1 - kick-off lecture 2 ---
    April 16 lecture 3 Group 1: exercise 1 - kick-off Group 2: exercise 1 -  kick-off
    April 23 lecture 4 Group 1: exercise 2 Group 2: exercise 2
    April 30 lecture 5 Group 1: exercise 3
    Group 2: exercise 3
    May 7 lecture 6 Group 1: exercise 4
    Group 2: exercise 4
    May 14 lecture 7 Group 1: exercise 5
    Group 2: exercise 5
    May 28 lecture 8 Group 1: exercise 6 Group 2: exercise 6
    June 4 lecture 9 Group 1: exercise 7 Group 2: exercise 7
    June 11 lecture 10 Group 1: exercise 8 Group 2: exercise 8
    June 18 lecture 11 incl. distribution of assignments Group 1: exercise 9 Group 2: exercise 9
    June 25 lecture 12
    Group 1: exercise 10 Group 2: exercise 10
    July 2 lecture 13  --- ---
    July 9 lecture 14: Q&A for assignments -- --
    July 18

    Submission of assignments

    Organisational issues

    • Kick-off meeting: 9th April 2018
    • Target audience: Master of Information management, Information Systems, E-Government, Web Science in the first year
    • Description of the module, including workload: see WebSIS: 04WI2013 - Module "Modellierung betrieblicher Informationssysteme"
    • Language of the lecture and exercise: English
    • Examinations: Written assignment to be elaborated and delivered by 18th of July. To qualify for taking the examination, successful completion of exercises is a precondition. This includes gathering 50 % of points of exercises plus holding at minimum two presentations along the classes of exercises
    • Registration to the lecture can be done via Klips

    Objectives of the module

      • 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


      Lectures Exercises