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This subject introduces the concept of enterprise architecture (EA). The structure of an EA provides the framework by which an organisation can be understood. It introduces the fundamental relationships existing between various components of the EA namely: processes, information, organisational structure and enabling technologies. Consequently, many of the concept domains introduced in this subject are more fully explored in further core and elective subjects.
Students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems with a weighted average mark of at least 75% can take ISYS90096 Enterprise Architecture Applications instead of ISYS90036 Enterprise Systems subject to approval from the Coordinator of the Master of Information Systems.
Integrating business applications across business functions and companies provides large benefits to organisations. This subject has two primary themes. Firstly, it introduces EA concepts and frameworks that serve as artefacts of the business and also the process of creating an EA. Secondly, it looks at the implementation of the EA into the organisation and the impacts on the processes, information, organisational structures and applications employed to enable the organisation to function. A final discussion covers the benefits, risks and critical success factors.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of enterprise architecture in the management practice of Information Systems in Organisations
- Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues related to enterprise architecture in the real-world practice of Information Systems
- Have developed and applied skills related to business communication, interpersonal, and team skills related to enterprise architecture in the real-world practice of Information Systems
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Analytical and interpretative skills, in diagnosing organisational issues
- High-level analytical skills, through application of organisational change theory in a practical context
- Problem solving skills using change management models
- Team-work, through working on a group project
- Report-writing skills and
- Presentation skills
Last updated: 9 October 2020