BN315 Enterprise Architecture

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Moderated by: Dr. Mohammad Mohammad

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester Term 2 2019
Unit Code BN315
Unit Title Enterprise Architecture
Assessment
Type
Assignment 1
Assessment
Title
Enterprise Architecture Concepts
Purpose of the
assessment (with
ULO
Mapping)
The purpose of this assignment is to develop skills in working with Enterprise
Architecture (EA) and to gain understanding of EA model development.
On completion of this assignment students will be able to:
c. Describe enterprise‐level architectural views for the business, information,
technology, and application domains.
d. Report on the relationship between EA and other architectures such as
system, solution, data, application and technology.
e. Investigate the appropriate use of industry EA methods and frameworks.
f. Report on the current and future state for a portfolio of IT applications.
Weight 15%
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1000 words
Due Date Week 7, Friday, 30 August 2019 at 11:59PM
Submission
Guidelines
 All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a title Page.
 The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body)
font and 2.54 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section
headings.
 Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately
at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
Extension  If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration
Application must be submitted online to AMS follow the link below you may
require to login. You must submit this application three working days prior to the
due date of the assignment.
https://online.mit.edu.au/ams/PublicDocs/Student/MIT_Special_Consideration
_Application.pdf
Academic
Misconduct
 Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case,
penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course
or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with
the full policy and procedure available at:
http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies- procedures
and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy
Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity
Section in your Unit Description.

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Assignment Description
Write a report (minimum 3 A4 pages) and conduct a presentation (10 – 15 minutes) on one of the topics of the
given Enterprise Architecture (EA) contexts. The presentation will be held on week 7 during lab time and
students need to upload presentation slides on Moodle, a day earlier than the presentation day. The report is
due in week 7, before midnight. The report and presentation must provide a detailed overview of the
topic related to one of the listed contexts.
What must your report include?





All reports must include a detailed introduction to the topic.
The report must be written in a specified context and for a specific audience, as indicated below.
You will be required to select your context and topic in week 4.
Once chosen, you are required to complete all the questions related to the chosen topic.
Must include references.

Context A: Phoenix Logistics
For this set of topic your context is Phoenix Logistics, a global freight forwarding company, whose head office is
based in Melbourne with branch offices located worldwide. You are a member of a consulting team who is bidding
for the project of implementing an Enterprise Architecture for Phoenix Logistics.
You need to include information about Phoenix Logistics’ business strategy and its information technology
requirements. You need to include present IT systems and systems that will be required in the future. Your
report and your presentation should aim to convince Phoenix Logistics that they need to invest on Enterprise
Architecture, and that your team is the right team for the job.
Include examples and information that are specific to this context. The audience will be the CEO, the General
Manager, and the Manager of IT Resources at Phoenix Logistics.
TOPIC A1. Explain what an EA is. Why EA is important? How EA is similar to city planning? What are the
benefits of EA? What are the key challenges in EA? How could Phoenix Logistics utilize EA? Provide
concrete examples.
TOPIC A2. Role and relationship of EA and Solution (System) Architecture (SA): Describe EA and SA.
What are the key differences between EA and SA? How are EA and SA related? How could the company
utilize EA and SA? Provide concreteexamples.
TOPIC A3. EA principles, standards and reference models: Describe what is an EA principle, an EA
standard and an EA reference model. Why EA principles and standards are important? How do
reference models support reuse? How could Phoenix Logistics utilize reference models? Provide
concrete examples.
Context B: Job Interview
For this set of topics, your context is a job interview for a position as a Software Architect. The details of the job
description can be found on course homepage on Moodle. As part of your application for this position, you are
required to submit a written report on the following topics. At your interview, you are required to give your
presentation. You should include information that is relevant to the multi-platform marketing technology. You
should include information that is specific to the job description.
Include examples and information that are specific to this context. The audience will be the selection panel for
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your job interview, including the Chief Information Officer for the organization, and the senior IT Manager
along with HR Manager.
TOPIC B1. EA domains: What are the business, information, applications and technology domains? What is
the relationship between the business, information, applications and technology domains? Why do we need
to develop models for the business, information, applications and technology domains? Provide concrete
examples.
TOPIC B2. What is a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)? Why are standards required for an SOA? What
standards exist for SOA? How would a marketing company utilize an SOA? Provide concrete examples of
how a multi-platform marketing company could utilize an SOA.
TOPIC B3. IT Planning: What is IT planning? Why IT planning is important? What is the relationship between
business strategy, EA, and IT planning? Provide concrete examples of how these issues relate to the
marketing domains.
TOPIC B4. Change Management: What is change management? Why is change management important?
What is the relationship between EA, IT planning and change management? Provide concrete examples of
how these issues are important to marketingdomains.
Context C:
For this set of topics, your context is the reading Different Approaches to Enterprise Architecture. The
Different kind of EA and some short case studies are presented in the article. You are expected to learn
these different kinds of approaches and given a scenario, report which of these will be most suitable.
Your audience is CEO of a company and you need to describe briefly the different approaches to EA,
compare them with each other and answer the following questions.
TOPIC C1. EA domains: What is EA? How is EA developed and who is it developed by?
TOPIC C2. What was the motivation to study alternatives approaches to EA? Briefly describe MIT
approach and DYA approach.
TOPIC C3. Appropriate industry EA methods: What is ABS and what is its purpose? What challenge
did they face? Did they overcome it? Why/ why not?
TOPIC C4. What is FEA and what is its purpose? What challenge did they face? How did they
overcome it? Why did it not help them build a long-term strategy?
TOPIC C5. Report on the current and future state for a portfolio of IT applications. Which approach
would you suggest (MIT or DYA) for ABS scenario? Do you recommend a different solution?
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Marking criteria:
The following marks will be divided between report (80%) and presentation (20%). Marks are allocated as
follows:
Note: The marking criteria varies for each assignment

Section to be included in
the report
Description of the section Marks
Introduction Outline of the report ( in 3-4 sentences) 5
Identification Identify Business strategy, IT assessment 10
Analyze Analyze above identified topics 10
Design Design EA method and framework 10
Evaluate/justification Evaluate your proposed solutions and write justification
of your evaluation
5
Conclusion Write summary of the report 5
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 5
Total 50

Example Marking Rubric for Assignment #: Total Marks 50
Note: The marking rubrics varies for each assignment

Grade
Mark
HD
40-50
DI
35-44
CR
30-34
P
25-29
Fail
<25
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Introduction
/5
All topics are
pertinent and
covered in depth.
Ability to think
critically and
source material is
demonstrated
Topics are
relevant and
soundly
analyzed.
Generally
relevant and
analyzed.
Some relevance
and briefly
presented.
This is not
relevant to the
assignment
topic.
Identification
/10
Demonstrated
excellent ability to
think critically and
sourced reference
material
appropriately
Demonstrat
ed excellent
ability to
think
critically but
did not
source
reference
material
appropriatel
y
Demonstrated
ability to think
critically and
sourced
reference
material
appropriately
Demonstrated
ability to think
critically and did
not source
reference
material
appropriately
Did not
demonstrate
ability to think
critically and
did not source
reference
material
appropriately
Analyze
/10
Logic is clear and
easy to follow with
strong arguments
Consistency
logical and
convincing
Mostly
consistent
logical and
Adequate
cohesion and
conviction
Argument is
confused and
disjointed
convincing
Design
/10
All elements are
present and very
well integrated.
Components
present with
good
cohesive
Components
present and
mostly well
integrated
Most
components
present
Proposal lacks
structure.
Evaluate/justific
ation
/5
Excellent use of
creditable sources.
Accurate
referencing.
Obvious that
outstanding effort
made
Extremely
good effort
Good effort
made but not
outstanding
Made some
effort. For
example, Web
searches only
Very little
attempt to
reference. Lazy
effort with
inaccuracies

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Conclusion
/5
Logic is clear and
easy to follow with
strong arguments
Consistency
logical and
convincing
Mostly
consistent
logical and
convincing
Adequate
cohesion and
conviction
Argument is
confused and
disjointed
Reference style
/5
Clear styles with
excellent source of
references.
Clear
referencing
style
Generally good
referencing
style
Sometimes
clear
referencing
style
Lacks
consistency
with many
errors