Module Import 04WI2013 - Enterprise Architecture

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction English
Semester 1st year
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Mandatory
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04WI2013-1 Lecture Enterprise Architecture MA 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 60
04WI2013-2 Exercise Enterprise Architecture MA 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
Learning Outcomes

Students know different Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and are able to describe and model different views and viewpoints of information systems at different abstraction layers. They know different modelling methods and notations for the distinct views and viewpoints, and they can apply them in the phases of an enterprise architecture framework such as Zachman Framework, TOGAF.

Students know different comprehensive business process management tools (e.g. ARIS, ADONIS, Intalio, Enterprise Architect, etc.) and are able to use one of them to develop an Enterprise Architecture for a given context along the phases of analysis, modelling and technology selection in a structured and independent way.

Students are able to perform complex EA tasks and to assess, which are the best suitable business process management concepts and tools to apply for a given objective of EA modelling. Finally, they are able to assess pros and cons of individual concepts, methods and tools for the given context.


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04WI2013-1 - Enterprise Architecture
  1. Overview of existing Enterprise Architectures and Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
  2. Introduction in context and requirements for complex information systeme
    • Multi-disciplinary comprehension of socio-technical systems
    • Comprehensive methods for holistic systems analysis and design
  3. Tools for modellig EA and application areas
    • Process modelling
    • Organisation structures modelling
    • Data and information modelling
    • System and application architecture modelling
  4. Procedural methods in analysis and modelling of enterprise information systems
  5. Enterprise Architectures in the context of economics and information systems development
04WI2013-2 - Enterprise Architecture

Exercises along the contents of the lecture with presentations

Teaching Methods

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Basic knowledge about analysis and design of information systems, including methods of systems analysis and design such as questionnaires, interviews, scenario technique, soft systems method, gap analysis, requirements management. Knowledge about modelling methods and notations of modelling information systems such as event-driven process chains, Adonis process modelling and BPMN, modelling of organisational structures and work environment models, modelling of data via UML and ER-Ds.

Examination Methods

Written assignments

Passing the exercises with a minimum of 50 % of the achievable points in exercises and presentations along exercises is precondition to write the assignment.

Credit Requirements

Active participation in the exercises with successful completion of at least 50 % of exercises and presentations.


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04WI2013-1 - Enterprise Architecture

J. Becker, M. Kugeler, M. Rosemann, Prozessmanagement Ein Leitfaden zur prozessorientierten Organisationsgestaltung

The Open Group. TOGAF Version 9. Van Haren Publishing, 2009

W.H. Inmon, J. A. Zachman, J.G. Geiger. Data Stores Data Warehousing and the Zachman Framework. Managing Enterprise Knowledge. McGraw-Hill,1997

Dan Minoli, Daniel Minoli. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, Soa, and Infrastructure Technology. Auerbach Publishers Inc. 2008

Japp Schekkerman. How to survive in the jungle of enterprise architecture frameworks. Creating or choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework. Trafford 2004 Zachman Framework in his articles: “Enterprise Architecture: The issue of the century” (1997) and “Extending and formalizing the framework for information systems architecture” (1992).

A.-W. Scheer. Architecture of Integrated Information Systems. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg 1992

A.-W. Scheer. ARIS – Business Process Framework. Third edition. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg 1998

A.- W. Scheer, ARIS-Modellierungs-Methoden, Metamodelle, Anwendungen

G. Vossen, Geschäftsprozessmodellierung und Workflow-Management; Modelle, Methoden, Werkzeuge

Use of this Module
  1. unmodified as Mandatory  -    MSc E-Government 2017  -    Information Systems  -    Enterprise Architecture
  2. unmodified as Mandatory  -    MSc Information Management 2017  -    Information Systems  -    Enterprise Architecture
  3. unmodified as Mandatory  -    MSc Information Systems 2017  -    Information Systems  -    Enterprise Architecture
  4. unmodified as Mandatory  -    MSc Web Science 2017  -    Mandatory elective courses Computer Science  -    Enterprise Architecture
Responsible / Organizational Unit
Wimmer, Maria / Institute for IS Research
Additional Information

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Last change
Apr 24, 2018 by Frey, Johannes
Last Change Module
Apr 18, 2017 by Frey, Johannes