Understanding Enterprise Architecture

by Joseph Anthony

This course is a comprehensive introduction to enterprise architecture. It will arm you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals as well as provide a good exposure to contemporary thinking and practices in this subject area.

What you'll learn

This course introduces the context, relevance, and benefits of enterprise architecture (EA) within medium to large enterprises. It describes the influence EA practice plays on strategy formulation and execution. The course then provides an overview of the role played by EA frameworks and what some of most popular EA frameworks in the industry offer. The course then goes on to describe the key pillars of enterprise architecture, i.e. business, applications, information, and technology architecture domains. It also covers other specialized architecture disciplines within the enterprise, such as security, cloud, big data, and enterprise social technologies. We then discuss an overview of the various roles and responsibilities within the enterprise architecture practice, thereby offering insights to aspiring developers and IT professionals about the knowledge and skills required to successfully transition to various architecture roles within the enterprise. The course concludes by providing a view of the future direction the enterprise architecture discipline is taking and how the adoption of enterprise agility will evolve the EA practice.

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About the author

I am an Enterprise Solution Architect with over 16 years of experience within the IT industry. I have consulted in a variety of leadership roles to large multi-national clients across the globe. I am a passionate advocate of Agile and Lead methods at all layers of the Enterprise, as it applies to software development and other knowledge intensive pursuits. I have been instrumental in training, coaching, and rolling out Agile teams in large programs of work. I am a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a... more

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