Explain the concept of architecture of information systems and its role in enterprise integration and change over time, specifically:
- explain which integration techniques are available and how to apply them to meet high-level requirements in different enterprise integration cases regarding aspects like reliability, scalability, security, flexibility, and maintenance;
- apply integration techniques;
- design an architecture definition document (ADD) for a given case, comprising a baseline architecture for the as-is situation, a target architecture for the proposed to-be situation, a gap analysis of the changes from as-is to to-be, and an impact analysis of the expected effects on the enterprise;
- write a report on the ADD;
- present and defend the ADD to an audience of peers.
Information systems tend to become increasingly complex. This is due to the availability of more powerful technology which is used in new ways to provide better and wider support of operations, management and decision-making to people and organizations. Information systems, on the one hand, have to cover more and more functions, and on the other hand, are formed by integrating existing systems into bigger structures. To deal with the resulting complexity, the architecture of information systems has to be approached more explicitly. In this course, we address the design of the architecture of information systems as well as the modelling of the environment of information systems. Topics covered in the course are: the role of architecture in information systems, enterprise architectures, aspect architectures, reference architectures, architecture styles of software systems, client/server architectures, internet-based architectures, distributed object architectures, service-oriented architectures and middleware.
|Assumed previous knowledge
|verplicht: 192110740/192110760, 192120100, 192135100, 192320110, 192610000, 192135000||Required materials|
Recommended materials-Instructional modes
|Chris Britton & Peter Bye: IT Architectures and Middleware, 2nd. ed. Addison-Wesley, 2004.|
|Presentation, report, and Exam|
RemarkThe project is assessed on basis of a report and a presentation, and determines 60% of the final grade. The exam evaluat