Enterprise Architecture Framework Research PaperPurpose of this AssignmentThis assignment gives you the opportunity to apply your research skills, analysis, and criticalthinking skills to describe one of the enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks. This will provide you an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of one of the frameworks commonly used. 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 environmentAssignmentSelect one of the enterprise architecture frameworks listed below:Zachman FrameworkThe Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF)Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework (TEAF)Research and write a paper that describes the chosen framework. Your description should include the framework’s purpose, scope, principles, and the kinds of structures it uses, as appropriate to the framework. Then, explain the framework’s strengths and weaknesses. You should find at least two examples of organizations that have used the framework and briefly discuss them. (NOTE: More than two examples are required to receive all possible points; see Grading Rubric below.)Your paper will be graded on both the accuracy and completeness of your description; it needs to clearly and completely define the framework and its strengths and weaknesses. Illustrations will enhance your paper if they contribute to an understanding of the framework. Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length (not counting any cover sheet or reference pages). The use of at least three external scholarly resources (other than class materials) is required. (NOTE: More than three external resources are required to receive all possible points; see Grading Rubric below.) You should use scholarly journals (rather thanWikipedia and authorless 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 this assignment.7/8/20141
Criteria90-100%Far Above Standards80-89%Above Standards70-79%Meets Standards60-69%Below Standards< 60%Well Below StandardsPossiblePointsIntroduction5 PointsA sophisticated introduction sets the stage for thepaper.4 PointsA well-written introductionsets the stage for the paper.3.5 PointsThe introduction adequately sets the stagefor the paper.3 PointsThe introduction does not adequately set the stage for thepaper.0-2 PointsNo introduction included.5Description of Framework -Quality18-20 PointsDescription of framework isclear and thorough and demonstrates sophisticated understanding of course concepts.16-17 PointsDescription of framework is clear and complete and demonstrates good understanding of courseconcepts.14-15 PointsDescription offramework includes the main points, and demonstratesadequate understanding of course concepts.12-13 PointsDescription of framework may be incomplete, and/or may not demonstrateadequate understanding of courseconcepts.0-11 PointsDescription of frameworkis not included or little is presented.20Description of Framework -Coverage27-30 PointsSophisticated descriptioncovers purpose, scope, principles, types of structures used, as appropriate to the selected framework.24-26 PointsClear and complete description covers purpose, scope, principles, types of structures used, as appropriate to the selected framework.21-23 PointsDescription adequately covers purpose, scope, principles, and types of structures, as appropriate tothe selected framework.18-20 PointsDescription may not adequately cover purpose, scope, principles, and/or typesof structures, as appropriate to the selected framework.0-17 PointsLittle or nocoverage of these areas is provided.30Strengthsand Weaknesses of Framewo9-10 PointsStrengths and Weaknesses8 PointsStrengths and Weaknesses7 PointsDescription ofstrengths andweaknesses 6 PointsDescription of strengths and 0-5 PointsFew or no strengths 107/8/20142
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