Write a report that covers core concepts of data and information architecture and evaluate existing data and information architecture designs, continuity plans in the context of EA and role of audit and compliance standards in EA.ssessment

GovDept is a mid-size governmental department providing important services of a social nature to the
population of a large territory. From the technology perspective, the organization can be considered
as a late adopter of innovations and characterized by relative underinvestment in IT, which has certain
implications for both its IT landscape and respective management practices. On the one hand,
GovDept’s IT landscape is very heterogeneous and includes many legacy information systems and
technologies some of which have been in use for decades. On the other hand, its IT-related

Assessment 3: Report 1
Write a report covers architecture
function of case study organisation and
determining the Operating Model of a
Multi-Profile Company and EA tools.
30% Week 9 2000 words ULO-1
ULO-2
ULO-3
ULO-4
ULO-5
ULO-6
Assessment 4: Tutorial Participation and
Submission
Submission containing tutorial exercises
and other workshop activities to be
completed in class
10% Week 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
10
N/A ULO-1
ULO-2
ULO-3
ULO-4
ULO-5
ULO-6
Assessment 5: Report 2
Write a report that covers core concepts
of data and information architecture and
evaluate existing data and information
architecture designs, continuity plans in
the context of EA and role of audit and
compliance standards in EA.ssessment 1: Quiz
Due date: Week 4
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time provided: 30 minutes
Weighting: 10%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-1, ULO-2
Assessment Details:
This quiz will assess your knowledge of key content areas (Week 1, 2 and 3 contents) and to identify
further support needs. For successful completion of the quiz, you are required to study the material
provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the unit’s activities, and in the
discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the recommended
reading material. By completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to identify key aspects
of Enterprise Architecture.
Marking Information: The quiz will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 10% of the total
unit mark.
Assessment 2: Case Study
Due date: Week 7
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time provided: 2000
Weighting: 20%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO4
Assessment Details:
This case study will assess your knowledge of key content areas (Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 contents) and to
identify further support needs. For successful completion of the case study, you are required to study
the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the unit’s activities,
and in the discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the
recommended reading material. By completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to
identify key aspects of information systems. This will help in achieving ULO4.
The case study will be completed and submitted in week 7.
Assessment Details:
GovDept is a mid-size governmental department providing important services of a social nature to the
population of a large territory. From the technology perspective, the organization can be considered
as a late adopter of innovations and characterized by relative underinvestment in IT, which has certain
implications for both its IT landscape and respective management practices. On the one hand,
GovDept’s IT landscape is very heterogeneous and includes many legacy information systems and
technologies some of which  have been in use for decades. On the other hand, its IT-related
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management practices are also rather archaic. For instance, the relationships between business and
IT leaders in the organization exhibit evident signs of “us and them” mentality, while new investments
in IT are viewed by business mostly as a means to reduce costs of the existing operations.
GovDept has a centralized IT department headed by the CIO and responsible for developing and
supporting information systems for all its business units. The IT department employs around 250
specialists and consists of three main functions: architecture, development and service. The
architecture function includes a few architects focused predominantly on specific IT solutions.
GovDept previously tried to uplift the maturity of its EA practice and extend the scope of architectural
planning beyond separate initiatives, but these attempts did not succeed and respective architects
had been made redundant.
Then, the CIO decided to undertake another deliberate effort to evolve GovDept’s EA practice with
the involvement of external consultants. For this purpose, the organization engaged a rather wellknown boutique EA consultancy to help initiate a full-fledged EA practice. The consultancy formed a
project team consisting of four architects specialized in different subject areas. This consulting team
acted according to a detailed engagement plan agreed with GovDept’s senior IT leadership. The plan
stipulated in which sequence and when exactly various EA artifacts will be produced. In total,
consultants worked for 2-3 months, analyzed the organization, interviewed numerous stakeholders
and developed all the EA artifacts specified in the plan. Specifically, they started from analyzing
GovDept in terms of current and desired maturity of its business capabilities and mapped existing
applications to respective capabilities. Then, they captured all relevant data entities, documented all
technologies used in the organization, depicted current and defined target application portfolios and
created more detailed CRUD (create, read, update and delete) relationship matrices.
1. You are required developed a comprehensive roadmap specifying what projects should be
executed in the next 2-3 years.
2. Discuss 5 key roles that IT will play in the GovDept if implemented.
3. Discuss 5 key EA artifacts that would be delivered in 2-3 months.
4. Explain the taxonomy of documentations that you will implement and why you have
considered it important to GovDept.
5. Discuss the operating model that you will implement and why you have chosen the operating
model.
6. Discuss the roles of standard and landscapes in implementation of GovDept’s EA?
7. Discuss 5 types of IT initiatives that you have considered very important to GovDept’s EA
8. Explain considerations as EA Artifacts that will be delivered in GovDept’s EA
9. Discuss 5 subtypes of visions that you used in EA artifacts implementation.
Marking Information: The case study will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 20% of the

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