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Enterprise Architecture Enables Processes PaperPurpose of this AssignmentThis assignment gives you the opportunity to apply your critical thinking skills andunderstanding of the course concepts to explain how the enterprise architecture (EA) and/orthe EA program supports the other IT management processes of an organization. Thisassignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes:describe enterprise architecture (EA), the appropriate application of EA frameworks,and an overall ongoing EA programanalyze and examine how enterprise architecture and enterprise systems influence,support, and enable an organization's ability to contribute to strategic decisionmaking and to respond and adapt to the business environmentapply EA concepts to support business requirements and identify opportunities forenterprise solutionsAssignmentEAs can be used to support a wide variety of information technology managementprocesses, and an EA program strengthens IT management activities. A well-defined andimplemented EA contributes significantly to each of the phases of the systems developmentlife cycle (SDLC). For this assignment you will write a 3-5 page paper (not counting anycover sheet or reference pages) that explains briefly what enterprise architecture (EA) is andthen how it supplements and enables each of the phases of the SDLC:initiation/planning/concept phaserequirements analysis phasedesign phasedevelopment phaseintegration and testing phaseimplementation/deployment/support/maintenance phaseYou should explain how EA enables each phase, how it fits into each phase, and what uniquequalities or capabilities a well-defined EA contributes that might not otherwise be availableto the organization.The use of at least two external scholarly resources (other than class materials) isrequired. (NOTE: More than two external resources are required to receive all possiblepoints; see Grading Rubric below.) You should use scholarly journals (rather than Wikipediaand author-less website postings). If you need assistance with determining what a scholarlyjournal is, the UMUC library is a very good source of information, accessed via the followinglink: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/articles.cfm. Remember to correctly cite andreference all sources using APA format.7/8/20141 Submit your paper in Word format via your Assignments Folder as an attached documentwith your last name included in the filename.Grading RubricUse the rubric below to be sure you have covered all aspects of the assignment.

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