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Enterprise Architecture Assignment | IT Management Process

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Enterprise Architecture Assignment | IT Management Process

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Enterprise Architecture Enables Processes PaperPurpose of this AssignmentThis assignment gives you the opportunity to apply your critical thinking skills and understanding of the course concepts to explain how the enterprise architecture (EA) and/or the EA program supports the other IT management processes of an organization. This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes:describe enterprise architecture (EA), the appropriate application of EA frameworks, and an overall ongoing EA programanalyze and examine how enterprise architecture and enterprise systems influence, support, and enable an organization's ability to contribute to strategic decision making and to respond and adapt to the business environmentapply EA concepts to support business requirements and identify opportunities for enterprise solutionsAssignmentAs you have learned throughout the course, EAs can be used to support a wide variety of information technology management processes, and an EA program strengthens IT management activities. A well-defined and implemented EA contributes significantly to each of the phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). For this assignment you will write a 3-5 page paper (not counting any cover sheet or reference pages) that explains briefly what enterprise architecture (EA) is and then how it supplements and enables each ofthe phases of the SDLC:initiation/planning/concept phaserequirements analysis phasedesign phasedevelopment phaseintegration and testing phaseimplementation/deployment/support/maintenance phaseYou should explain how EA enables each phase, how it fits into each phase, and what uniquequalities or capabilities a well-defined EA contributes that might not otherwise be available to the organization.The use of at least two external scholarly resources (other than class materials) is required. (NOTE: More than two external resources are required to receive all possible points; see Grading Rubric below.) You should use scholarly journals (rather than Wikipedia and author-less website postings). Remember to correctly cite and reference all sources using APA format.Grading RubricUse the rubric below to be sure you have covered all aspects of the assignment.7/8/20141
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Criteria90-100%Far Above Standards80-89%Above Standards70-79%Meets Standards60-69%Below Standards< 60%Well Below StandardsPossiblePointsIntro-duction5 PointsA sophisticatedintroduction sets the stage for the paper.4 PointsA well-written introduction sets the stage for thepaper.3.5 PointsThe introductionadequately sets the stage for the paper.3 PointsThe introduction does not adequately set the stagefor the paper.0-2 PointsNo introduction included.5Explana-tion of Enterprise Architec-ture13-15 PointsExplanation is brief but clear; is complete enough to setthe stage for the paper; and demonstratesa sophisticatedunderstanding of course concepts.12 PointsExplanation is brief but clear; is complete enough to set the stagefor the paper; and demonstrates a good understanding of course concepts.10-11 PointsExplanation is adequately clear and sufficiently complete to set the stage for the paper, and demonstrates an adequate understanding of courseconcepts.9 PointsExplanation may be only somewhat clear or complete; may or may not demonstrate an adequate understanding of course concepts.0-8 PointsExplanation is not included orlittle effort is demonstrated.15EA Support to SDLC Phases:The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each is thorough, clearly explained, The explanation of how EA enables eachof the SDLC phases below, how itfits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each is complete, clearly explained, The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, and how it fits into the phase, and what uniquequalities or capabilities EA contributes to each is presented, The explanation of how EA enables eachof the SDLC phases below, and how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each may be partially complete, Explanation of how EA enablesthe SDLC phases is missing or shows littleeffort.(seebelow)7/8/20142
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