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    • s Title Architectures and Integration Code SWM47 Level M Credit Rating 20 CATS points Prerequisites Students embarking on this module are expected to have a familiarity with the software development life- cycle and the basic techniques of systems analysis (such as Data Flow diagrams and Entity Relationship Diagrams). Type of module Double module Aims This module aims to make students aware of the growing role of the enterprise architect, and to provide some experience in some of the models and techniques used by such practitioners. The module will be designed so that successful students will be able to progress to industry certification programmes. Learning On completion of this module the student will be able Outcomes/Objectives to: • Explain the nature, concerns, components and importance of enterprise architecture • Apply modelling techniques in order to design the data, application and business systems architectures needed for a desired business change • Analyse the technical and organizational requirement of a proposed business change and recommend an appropriate development and implementation strategy Content • Levels of enterprise architecture: including business systems architecture, data architecture, application architecture, infrastructure architecture Page 1 of 4
    • • Techniques for modelling different architectural viewpoints, for example, BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation) and UML; patterns and model- driven approaches • Emerging standards: including The Open Group Architecture Framework • Development options and processes: in-house development, outsourcing, open source, OTS (off- the-shelf, with particular reference to enterprise resource planning packages (ERP)), application service providers (ASPs), component-based and service Oriented Architectures (SOA) • Integration of systems: including use of enterprise application integration (EAI); SOA • Change management: organizational and cultural issues; governance and compliance (for example, Sarbannes-Oxley etc) • Risk management at enterprise level Teaching and Learning Pre-coursework. Students will be required to read Strategies introductory material describing key concepts, and to become familiar with one of the modelling notations that will be used (such as BPMN); The week-long intensive element will comprise approximately 50% lectures and 50% practical work. Practical work will centre on an integrated case study. Learning Support A comprehensive set of texts will be required in the library. These might include: Perks, C and T. Baveridge Guide to Enterprise IT Architecture Springer 2003 McGovern, J. A practical guide to enterprise architecture. McGraw-Hill 2004 Fowler, M. Patterns of enterprise application architecture Addison Wesley 2002 Ross, J.R., P.Weill, and D.C.Robertson Enterprise architecture as a strategy: creating a foundation for business execution Harvard Business School Press 2006 O’Rourke, C., N.Fishman and W. Selkow Enterprise architecture using the Zachman Framework Course Technology 2003 Students will be able to access useful websites such as: The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) www.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf/ Bredemeyer Consulting: Enterprise-wide IT Architecture www.ewita.com/ IT architect site: www.itarchitect.co.uk/ Business Process Management Initiative (associated with OMG) www.bpmi.org Assessment As part of the pre-coursework, students will be Page 2 of 4
    • expected to become familiar with a business process modelling notation and apply it to a relatively simple scenario. (20%) During the intensive week students will work on a case study and make a presentation outlining an implementation strategy. The work may be group- based (10%) For the post-course work students will write a report outlining a detailed set of recommendations about how a required business change would be implemented. This would complement, but not duplicate the work during the intensive week. It might for example be based on the same case study scenario. (70%). The assessment may include a viva. If a viva is included all students who have submitted will be required to attend, and the viva will be drawn to the students’ attention in the assessment brief. Brief description of module An enduring challenge for enterprise systems and/or aims developers is bridging the gap between the identification of business requirements and the creation and/or deployment of information systems and technologies (including software applications) that will satisfy those business needs. The deployment of appropriate and economic information technologies is complicated by the growing acceptance that for such technologies to generate real business value the structure of the business and its processes must themselves change. Limited resource and the need for continuous business operation usually dictate that business change must be incremental and take account of existing organizational assets and constraints, including legacy systems. This module aims to make students aware of the growing role of the enterprise architect, and to provide some experience in some of the models and techniques used by such practitioners. The module will be designed so that successful students will be able to progress to industry certification programmes. Area Examination Board PGMPC Module team/authors Brian Spencer, Marian Eastwood, David Coutinho, Bob Hughes Date of first approval May 2007 Date of last revision Date of approval of this May 2007 version Version Number 1.0 Page 3 of 4
    • Replacement for Previous Module School home Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences Page 4 of 4