Enables processes paper for the enterprise architecture

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Enterprise Architecture Enables Processes Paper
Purpose of this Assignment
This assignment gives you the opportunity to apply your critical thinking skills and
understanding of the course concepts to explain how the enterprise architecture (EA) and/or
the EA program supports the other IT management processes of an organization. This
assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes:
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describe enterprise architecture (EA), the appropriate application of EA frameworks,
and an overall ongoing EA program
analyze and examine how enterprise architecture and enterprise systems influence,
support, and enable an organization’s ability to contribute to strategic decision
making and to respond and adapt to the business environment
apply EA concepts to support business requirements and identify opportunities for
enterprise solutions
Assignment
As you have learned throughout the course, EAs can be used to support a wide variety of
information technology management processes, and an EA program strengthens IT
management activities. A well-defined and implemented EA contributes significantly to each
of the phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). For this assignment you will
write a 3-5 page paper (not counting any cover sheet or reference pages) that explains
briefly what enterprise architecture (EA) is and then how it supplements and enables each
of the phases of the SDLC:
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initiation/planning/concept phase
requirements analysis phase
design phase
development phase
integration and testing phase
implementation/deployment/support/maintenance phase
You should explain how EA enables each phase, how it fits into each phase, and what
unique qualities or capabilities a well-defined EA contributes that might not otherwise be
available to the organization.
The use of at least two external scholarly resources (other than class materials) is
required. (NOTE: More than two external resources are required to receive all possible
points; see Grading Rubric below.) You should use scholarly journals (rather than
Wikipedia and author-less website postings). If you need assistance with determining what
a scholarly journal is, the UMUC library is a very good source of information, accessed via
the following link: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/articles.cfm. Remember to correctly
cite and reference all sources using APA format.
Submit your paper in Word format via your Assignments Folder as an attached document
with your last name included in the filename.
Grading Rubric
Use the rubric below to be sure you have covered all aspects of the assignment.
6/28/2017
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Criteria
Introduction
Explanation of
Enterprise
Architecture
EA
Support to
SDLC
Phases:
90-100%
Far Above
Standards
80-89%
Above
Standards
70-79%
Meets
Standards
60-69%
Below
Standards
< 60% Well Below Standards Possible Points 5 Points 4 Points 3.5 Points 3 Points 0-2 Points 5 A sophisticated introduction sets the stage for the paper. A well-written introduction sets the stage for the paper. The introduction adequately sets the stage for the paper. The introduction does not adequately set the stage for the paper. No introduction included. 13-15 Points 12 Points 10-11 Points 9 Points 0-8 Points Explanation is brief but clear; is complete enough to set the stage for the paper; and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of course concepts. Explanation is brief but clear; is complete enough to set the stage for the paper; and demonstrates a good understanding of course concepts. Explanation is adequately clear and sufficiently complete to set the stage for the paper, and demonstrates an adequate understanding of course concepts. Explanation may be only somewhat clear or complete; may or may not demonstrate an adequate understanding of course concepts. Explanation is not included or little effort is demonstrated . The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each is thorough, clearly explained, uses sophisticated writing, and correctly relates EA to the phases; demonstrates a sophisticated level of understanding of course concepts, analysis, critical The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each is complete, clearly explained, and correctly relates EA to the phases; demonstrates a high level of understanding of course concepts, analysis, critical The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, and how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each is presented, and correctly relates EA to the phases; demonstrates an adequate understanding of course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking. The explanation of how EA enables each of the SDLC phases below, and how it fits into the phase, and what unique qualities or capabilities EA contributes to each may be partially complete, may be only somewhat clearly explained and/or may only somewhat correctly relate EA to the phases; and/or may not demonstrate an adequate understanding of Explanation of how EA enables the SDLC phases is missing or shows little effort. 6/28/2017 15 (see below) 2 90-100% Far Above Standards 80-89% Above Standards < 60% Well Below Standards Possible Points thinking, and synthesis. thinking, and synthesis. Initiation/ Planning/ Concept phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 Requirements analysis phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 Design phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 Development phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 Integration and testing phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 Implementation/ Deployment / Support/ Maintenance phase 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 9-10 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 0-5 Points 10 More than two scholarly sources other than the class resources are incorporated and used effectively, contextualized, appropriately researched and supported, and synthesized with original arguments. Sources used are credible, More than two scholarly sources other than the class resources are incorporated and used effectively, appropriately researched and supported, and support original arguments. Sources used are credible, relevant, and Two scholarly sources other than the class resources are properly incorporated and used. Uses APA format for references and citations. Two or fewer sources other than the class resources may be used; may not be scholarly sources; may not be properly incorporated or used to support arguments; may rely too heavily on the reporting of external sources, and/or are not effective No external research is incorporated or reference listed is not cited within text. Criteria External Research 6/28/2017 70-79% Meets Standards 60-69% Below Standards course concepts, analysis, and critical thinking. 3 Criteria 90-100% Far Above Standards 80-89% Above Standards relevant, and timely. Proper APA style is used for citations and references. timely. Proper APA style is used for citations and references. 9-10 Points Paper reflects Format effective organization and sophisticated writing; follows instructions provided; is written in third person; uses correct structure, grammar, and spelling; doublespaced and presented in a professional format using Word. 70-79% Meets Standards 60-69% Below Standards < 60% Well Below Standards or appropriate; and/or are not credible, relevant, or timely. May not use APA format. 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points Paper reflects effective organization; follows instructions provided; is written in third person; has few errors in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; double-spaced, and presented in a professional format. Paper has some organization; may have some errors in sentence structure, grammar and spelling. Is double spaced and written in third person. Paper is not well organized, and/or contains several grammar and/or spelling errors; and/or is not double-spaced and written in third person. 0-5 Points 10 Paper is extremely poorly written, has many grammar and/or spelling errors, or does not convey the information. TOTAL Points Possible 6/28/2017 Possible Points 100 4 ... Purchase answer to see full attachment

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