Carnegie Mellon University

Advanced Enterprise Architecture

Instructor CEU Units # of Lectures Hours per Week Tuition
John Goetze 4.8 12  8-10 $3,200

Course Objectives
This twelve week course provides students with an understanding of advanced
concepts and practices in establishing and running ongoing Enterprise Architecture (EA) programs and specific EA documentation projects. Upon course completion students will:
o Understand how to establish and run an ongoing EA program/practice.
o Understand how to scope and manage an EA documentation practice.
o Understand how to establish, train, and task an EA team.
o Understand how to choose an EA framework and methodology for an EA program.
o Understand how EA uses strategic priorities and business requirements to drive IT
solution development, and implementation.
o Understand enterprise architecture’s role in digital transformation.
o Understand how to identify and manage risk in EA programs and projects.
o Have completed a review of basic EA concepts and practices.
o Have reviewed future trends in EA.
o Participate in on-line threaded discussions of EA topics with fellow students that will
bring out real-world experiences in dealing with EA issues, challenges, and
o Work on a project to develop architecture documents that are essential to the
success of most architecture programs.

To enroll in this course, you must have successfully completed Enterprise Architecture

Required Textbook
Jeanne W. Ross, Cynthia M. Beath and Martin Mocker (2021) Designed for Digital - How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success. MIT Press.  ISBN-13:   978-0262542760 

Lecture 1:      EA Practice Review
Lecture 2:      Strategic EA – Outcome-Driven EA
Lecture 3:      Architecture Modernization
Lecture 4:      Architecting Digital Transformation
Lecture 5:      Measuring and Improving EA Maturity
Lecture 6:      Developing the EA Management and Transition Plan
Lecture 7:      EA program governance
Lecture 8:      Organizational Design and Organization Culture
Lecture 9:      Working with the architect team
Lecture 10:    Working with stakeholders
Lecture 11:    EA in an agile world
Lecture 12:    EA and Enterprise Security Architecture 

Weekly Schedule
A one-hour online meeting is held every Tuesday evening from 8:15pm CET. The link is available on the course website.   
Topics and Assignment Reviews are mandatory. 
Student Q&A time is also provided.