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About this online Course
In this Skill, you have the chance to learn about Enterprise Architecture as a holistic perspective on the business, and as a conceptual way of aligning the business and IT parts of an organization. This includes a general understanding of what Enterprise Architecture is, the benefits and trade-offs that it has to deal with, and the way Enterprise Architecture governance can be performed. Several case studies give you insights on how Enterprise Architecture comes to life in real-world situations. At the end, you will have the chance to test your knowledge.
This online course is aimed at all employees who work with or have interest in Enterprise Architecture. It is also aimed at all employees who need to acquire basic knowledge in this area.
- Learn what Enterprise Architecture is
- Understand the benefits and trade-offs of Enterprise Architecture
- Get to know several case studies on Enterprise Architecture
- Hear about current trends regarding Enterprise Architecture
What is Enterprise Architecture?
Enterprise Architecture is a framework which provides a conceptual and holistic view of the full architecture of a business.
Enterprise Architecture vs. City Planning
Enterprise Architecture is similar to City Planning in the sense that one should have an overview, provide guidelines, start from the (business) requirements and deal with changing environments.
Enterprise Architecture Benefits and Trade-Offs
The benefits of Enterprise Architecture are robustness, business flexibility, and efficiency, between which trade-offs can arise.
Enterprise Architecture layers and governance
The six layer framework of Enterprise Architecture can help to manage the Architecture by starting with the business processes and ending at the IT infrastructure.
Deep Dive: Artifacts
Learn about three examples for artifacts that an architect could use: the Product Map, the Corporate Data Map, and the Infrastructure Service Catalogue.
Case Study in EA: Agile Transformation
Learn how Enterprise Architecture in this case study helped to improve an Agile transformation of a corporation by providing both a short-term and a long-term solution.
Case Study: From Classical EA to World-class EA
In this case study the Enterprise Architecture setup of an entire organization was transformed.
Case Study: IT cost reduction through EA
In the case study presented here, a strong reduction of IT costs at a public sector institution coud be achieved by using Enterprise Architecture, which led to an evaluation of relevant applications and a standardization of stacks.
Outlook and Trends
Learn that after the large monoliths, client-server architecture and service-oriented architecture of the past, recent trends in IT architecture include serverless architecture and microservices. Enterprise Architects will have to deal with changing customer demands and shifts in technology, manage the transition to new architectural set-ups, have an overview of the business, and be integrated in development teams.
Test: Enterprise Architecture
Multiple Choice Test on Enterprise Architecture
Summary of Learning Contents
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