This lecture provides an overview about the concepts and methods of Enterprise Architecture Management, including a prominent framework called TOGAF. An introduction into theoretical foundations like architectural models and metamodels (ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010) is given, and the need of Enterprise Architectures in complex organisations is illustrated based on practical experiences. In addition, the Enterprise Architecture Mangement function in a complex organisation is explained and its interaction with other enterprise-level management functions, such as demand management and project portfolio management, is presented. The theoretical foundation is completed by a discussion of the role of standards management based on proven best-practice reference architectures.
The objective of the lecture is to establish both fundamental theoretical knowledge on Enterprise Architecture Management and a practical understanding of challenges arising in the context of complex Enterprise Architectures. To achieve the latter objective, some small real world Enterprise Architecture Management tasks in practice are illustrated.