Enterprise Architecture
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Enterprise Architecture
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Students will acquire knowledge of creating, applying, maintaining Enterprise Architectures.
Brief description of the course
This course explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructure and their fit with the business. Students learn frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies. These topics are addressed both within and beyond the organization, with attention paid to managing risk and security within audit and compliance standards. Students also hone their ability to communicate technology architecture strategies concisely to a general business audience. A special focus is put on the business-process and service aspect of enterprise architecture.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands a variety of frameworks for enterprise architecture analysis and decision making;
- utilize techniques for assessing and managing risk across the portfolio of the enterprise;
- evaluate and plan for the integration of emerging technologies;
- manage proliferating types and volume of content;
- plan for business continuity;
- understand the core concepts of service- and business process architecture and their evaluation;
- understand the benefits and risks of service oriented architecture;
- understand the role of audit and compliance in enterprise architecture;
- understand the integration of enterprise systems with inter-organizational partners such as suppliers, government, etc.
Alex Norta, PhD
Additional information
Attending lectures is recommended.
At a seminar: presentation/defence of the homework – attending is mandatory. A prerequisite for being eligible for taking an exam is a positive result for the homework.