Applied Enterprise Architecture

This course is the second of three courses in the Carnegie Mellon University Enterprise Architecture Certification Program offered by EA Fellows.

This course builds upon knowledge and skills learned in the Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture course by focusing on how to apply those concepts through a class-wide architecture project that develops an integrated set of basic EA artifacts.

Imagine yourself as a member of the enterprise architecture team of a large airline company. Airline companies are operating in a highly competitive and ever-changing market, with very demanding customers and strict regulations by governments, etc.

The participants will develop a complete enterprise architecture in small groups and with professional guidance, for an airline company. They will start with artifacts that will document/model strategic initiatives and measures; going through business requirements for processes and services; and rounding this off with supporting technology solutions including information systems, applications, databases, websites, networks, security, and standards. The course will also cover best practices to develop EA artifacts in a manner that promotes linkage between the strategic, business, and technology.

This workshop will teach you how to apply enterprise architecture concepts through working with an integrated set of basic EA artifacts.

These artifacts will document/model strategic initiatives and measures; business requirements for processes and services; and supporting technology solutions including information systems and core applications. The course will also cover best practices to develop EA artifacts in a manner that promotes linkage between the strategic, business, and technology.

It contains the following parts:

  • Introduction to the course and the case study that will be used throughout the workshop.
  • Architectural Drivers and Overall Principles.
  • How to build strategy artifacts.
  • Exercises on Implementation, Requirements and Scope.
  • How to build high-level (from a business perspective) artifacts
  • Defining the enterprise: mappings of frameworks and architectures.
  • How to build business-data-systems artifacts.
  • Current and future architectures.
  • Future architecture drivers.
  • Segment prioritization.
  • Reviewing detailed artifacts.
  • Stakeholder requirements.
  • Livable architecture.
  • Sequencing plan.
  • Consolidated principles.

Why should you attend this pratical enterprise architecture workshop ?

Following this workshop, participants will be better prepared to participate in and add value at an intermediate level in EA projects in private and public sector organizations, including documentation, modeling, archiving, tool use, and task accomplishment. This will result in improved EA program success, higher quality EA products, improved communication with EA program stakeholders, and increased EA value delivery.

Who should attend this practical enteprise architecture workshop ?

This workshop is particularly useful for anyone who is involved in enterprise architecture. This includes, but is not restricted to Business Managers, Program Managers, Technology Managers, Technical Staff.