The Practice of Enterprise Architecture (Part I)

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
Instructor:
Svyatoslav Kotusev
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Understand the role of IT in modern organizations and the problem of business and IT alignment
Understand the concept of enterprise architecture as a solution to the problem of alignment
Know the role of enterprise architecture practice in organizations and the historical origin of modern EA best practices
Understand the conceptual analogy between enterprise architecture and city planning practices
Understand the intricacies of the dialog between business and IT stakeholders in organizations
Know the three key processes constituting enterprise architecture practice in organizations
Understand the relationship between IT initiatives and enterprise architecture practice

Part I of the course The Practice of Enterprise Architecture provides a general introduction to the concept of enterprise architecture and other relevant topics. This part discusses the meaning of enterprise architecture, the place and role of enterprise architecture in the overall organizational context, key constituting elements and core mechanisms of an EA practice as well as the business value and benefits of using enterprise architecture in organizations.

Part I consists of seven consecutive sections:

  • Section 1 (Introduction) discusses the role of IT in modern organizations, explains the problem of business and IT alignment and introduces the notion of enterprise architecture as a potential solution to this problem

  • Section 2 (The Concept of Enterprise Architecture) explains the general meaning of enterprise architecture, EA practice and EA artifacts as well as the role of architects and architecture functions in organizations

  • Section 3 (The Role of Enterprise Architecture Practice) discusses the need for enterprise architecture, the benefits of practicing enterprise architecture, the historical origin of modern EA best practices and clarifies what enterprise architecture practice is not

  • Section 4 (Enterprise Architecture and City Planning) explains the key mechanisms of an EA practice and six essential types of EA artifacts based on the close analogy between enterprise architecture and city planning practices

  • Section 5 (The Dialog Between Business and IT) discusses the typical problems associated with using a business strategy as the basis for IT planning and describes five convenient discussion points for establishing a productive dialog between business and IT

  • Section 6 (Processes of Enterprise Architecture Practice) describes three key processes constituting an EA practice, explains the relationship between these processes and provides a high-level process-centric view of an EA practice

  • Section 7 (IT Initiatives and Enterprise Architecture) discusses the role of IT initiatives in the context of an EA practice, describes five different types of IT initiatives and explains the flow of these initiatives through the processes of an EA practice

Section 1: Introduction

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Lecture 1.1: The Role of IT in Modern Organizations
2
Lecture 1.2: Organizations as Socio-Technical Systems
3
Lecture 1.3: The Problem of Business and IT Alignment
4
Lecture 1.4: Enterprise Architecture as a Solution
5
Tests for Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: The Concept of Enterprise Architecture

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Lecture 2.1: What Is Enterprise Architecture?
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Lecture 2.2: The Practice of Enterprise Architecture
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Lecture 2.3: Enterprise Architecture Artifacts
4
Lecture 2.4: The Role of Architects and Architecture Functions

Section 3: The Role of Enterprise Architecture Practice

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Lecture 3.1: Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
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Lecture 3.2: The Historical Origin of EA and Modern Best Practices
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Lecture 3.3: What Enterprise Architecture Practice Is Not

Section 4: Enterprise Architecture and City Planning

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Lecture 4.1: Enterprise Architecture Practice as City Planning
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Lecture 4.2: Six Types of EA Artifacts and City Planning Documents
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Lecture 4.3: Different Types of EA Artifacts and the CSVLOD Model

Section 5: The Dialog Between Business and IT

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Lecture 5.1: Problems with the Business Strategy as the Basis for IT Planning
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Lecture 5.2: Key Discussion Points Between Business and IT
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Lecture 5.3: Operating Model
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Lecture 5.4: Business Capabilities
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Lecture 5.5: Specific Business Needs
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Lecture 5.6: Business Processes
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Lecture 5.7: Business Requirements
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Lecture 5.8: The Hierarchy of Discussion Points and EA Uncertainty Principle

Section 6: Processes of Enterprise Architecture Practice

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Lecture 6.1: Processes Constituting Enterprise Architecture Practice
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Lecture 6.2: Strategic Planning
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Lecture 6.3: Initiative Delivery
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Lecture 6.4: Technology Optimization
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Lecture 6.5: Relationship Between EA-Related Processes
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Lecture 6.6: A High-Level Process View of Enterprise Architecture Practice

Section 7: IT Initiatives and Enterprise Architecture

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Lecture 7.1: The Role of IT Initiatives in Enterprise Architecture Practice
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Lecture 7.2: Different Types of IT Initiatives
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Lecture 7.3: The Flow of Different Types of IT Initiatives
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