In order to build an effective foundation for execution, companies must master the following three key disciplines:
1. Operating model. This refers to a defined level of business process integration and standardization for delivering products or services to constituents (see Instructor Perspective for document on business processing). This ultimately represents the commitment to how the company will operate.
2. Enterprise architecture. EA is the operating logic to the business process and to IT’s layers of data, software, and infrastructure reflecting and representing the integration and standardization of the operating model. EA provides and brings support to long-term planning for the company’s processes, systems, and technology bringing platform-level balance to IT projects designed to return efficiencies and solutions to individual needs.
3. IT engagement model. This refers to a “system of governance mechanisms” that measure and ensure IT projects align with the business and achieve desired objectives. This model extends upwards in the organization to the senior or C-level leadership creating partnering links that deliver on a company-wide acceptance and application.
How does the [technology concept] project affect enterprise architecture? For your organization, design or identify a technical-based initiative for your company.
Review the project outline & plan. Milestone One is the drafting of Part I and II from the Course Project. This draft should follow APA reporting standards including both a title page and a page for References.
Part V: Engagement and Value Presentation
Identify the priorities as a list and provide key details to each as a summary of statements
Explain how the outcomes align with the business, cover incentives to proper use and answer the question how the architecture might act as a framework for technical projects going forward.
Articulation of Response for the Milestone
Always include a title page with your name, the date, the course name/number, the title of the assignment or paper, and the revision (if applicable).
In the body of the paper, use headings and sub-headings. Do not jump from subject to subject without providing some type of heading beforehand.
Use correct grammar and punctuation. Capitalize the first word of a sentence.
Make the report as professional as possible. Think, If someone were to look at this paper, what would they think? Sloppy papers may have correct answers, but they still leave an overall messy feeling when read.
Make sure you cite reference material in APA style within the text of your submission (e.g., according to John, citing in text is a key concept in this course [Doe, 2013]).
the report should be no less than 4, no more than 6 pages of content (not including a title page, appendix and reference page).