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Enterprise Architecture

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University via Coursera

Overview

What, exactly, does it mean to be a leader in complex organizational structure and drive corporate development in the era of digitalization? This course will boost your managerial skills to significantly new level, providing a framework for coordination different enterprise aspects. Why it is important? Imagine how complicated global corporations are and how knotted might be relations between stakeholders. Enterprise Architecture course will give you a powerful tool based on a world-wide standard to create, implement and evolve you own management style.

This course is advisable for different specialists, who associate their career with EA concepts, such as: IT-solutions architecture, business engineering, information and communications technology, design thinking and innovation, business process management and corporate project management.
As an example, you might be working on the following positions (to make sure that this course is convenient for you):
IT experts (CIOs, IT managers, CTOs) and Systems Analysts, creating and developing corporate information systems.
Senior-level business managers (CEOs, COOs, CFOs), directing enterprise development and implementing Business and IT strategy.
Middle-level business managers, managing programs of projects.
Operational business managers, leading business processes optimization.

Requirements:
– Experience in business-IT alignment tasks and activities
– Basic understanding of IT industry (types of projects, corporate information systems, contracting aspects)
– Knowledge of the English language

At the end of the Course, you will be able to:
Communicate with various stakeholders and lead corporate development of company, taking into account business and technological aspects of different industries.
Acquire and use skills of modeling enterprise from different viewpoints and identifying bottlenecks to implement business and IT strategy.

The course was developed by Graduate School of Business and Management of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University with the support of GET Information Technology GmbH, Germany.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
    • In this lecture, we will discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course. At the end of Introduction part listeners will get the baseline understanding of enterprise architecture notion, goals of the course, practical benefits of its application. Lesteners will also get familiarized with course structure and rules of assessment.
  • Enterprise Architecture basics and key definitions
    • This lecture is dedicated to Enterprise Architecture notion, we will discuss history of its definition and how it evolved. You will be introduced to all baseline concepts of this discipline, which we will be using during the entire course. We will also cover the key standards and questions of their adaptation for different tasks (Zachman Framework, FEAF, TOGAF). This lecture wil demonstrate the key differences between different modelling techniques, which exist on the market.
  • TOGAF standard
    • The main goal of this lecture is to introduce listeners to one of the most wide-spread standard of EA modelling and development – TOGAF standard by Open group.
  • Archi modelling software tool
    • This lecture is dedicated to Archi modelling software, which is one of the most wide-spread software products to create and analyze enterprise architecture models.
  • Architecture Development Method, complex approach to enterprise development
    • The central notion of this lecture is Architecture Development Method (ADM), which is included in TOGAF standard. ADM is a powerful framework for organization and management a company development, though it needs systematic adaptation, which is covered in this lecture.
  • Industrie 4.0 technologies and enterprise architecture
    • Most breakthrough innovations do not succeed in isolation. Any type of technology, which can potentially enhance business, has to pass through the implementation cycle. This lecture will give a brief overview of the most promising technologies for corporate development, such as Internet of Things, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine learning, predictive and prescriptive analytics, highlighting mainly implementation point of view.
  • Complex EA case-study
    • The case-study materials include company description, models of EA (Business layer, Application layer, Technology layer) and their description.

Taught by

Igor V. Ilin, Alexander Lepekhin and Manfred Esser

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