Presentation skills (5% marks)
Unsatisfactory presentation with no clarity, appropriate pause, intonation and is not capable to engage listeners.
Satisfactory presentation with some clarity and pause.
Good presentation with clarity and pause in majority of speech.
Very good presentation with clarity and pause and able to engage listeners for most of the time.
Excellent presentation with clarity, pause, intonation and is capable to engage listeners all the time.
Assessment 2: Report
Due date: Week 12
Word count / Time provided: 3600 words
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-3, ULO-4, ULO-5
This assessment is designed to assess develop your skills in Enterprise Architecture (EA). You are
required to develop knowledge on EA methodology, EA Framework, data model and emerging EA. In
completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to know major widely accepted Enterprise
Architecture (EA) domains, layers, frameworks and governance, which will help in achieving ULO-3,
ULO-4, and ULO-5.
ComTech is a diversified, multi-profile company. Essentially, it is a conglomerate company consisting
of three diverse strategic units acting as independent businesses under separate brands in different
industry sectors: Unit Alpha, Unit Beta and Unit Gamma. ComTech is governed from the central head
office, which oversights the three subsidiary business units and their financial performance
indicators, though without any operational interventions. Each strategic business unit has its own
managing director with full discretion and responsibility over its competitive strategy, investment
priorities, budget allocation and ensuing yearly profits.
Unit Alpha is in the food manufacturing business. The unit produces and distributes a variety of
goods including, but not limited to, vegetables, groceries, meat and dairy products. Each of these
product lines requires unique production processes, storage arrangements, transportation
approaches and underlying equipment and is organizationally implemented by a separate
specialized product department. However, these products are delivered largely to the same circle of
customers, including both major retailers and local food shops. All product lines are also served by a
number of common unit-wide functions, e.g. HR, finance, accounting, logistics, legal, marketing and
Unit Beta competes in the restaurant business with 78 IT staff. Specifically, the unit controls a chain
of small fast-food restaurants occupying the low-cost market niche. In total, the chain includes more
than 80 restaurants located in different geographies and more restaurants are planned to be opened
in the foreseeable future. All restaurants offer same interiors, menus, prices, meals and services to
their customers and imply standardized policies, working procedures and supporting equipment.
However, each restaurant is run separately by a chief manager responsible for its overall financial
well-being and all necessary business processes, e.g. recruiting, training, procurement, cooking,
servicing, cleaning and complaints management. With the exception of Unit Beta’s lean central
office, where chain-wide branding, marketing and other strategic decisions are made, the
restaurants operate independently from each other and even have their own profit and loss
Finally, Unit Gamma runs a chain of resort hotels. These hotels gravitate towards the high-end price
segment and offer premium-quality services to their customers. Unit Gamma’s competitive strategy
implies improving its brand recognition and achieving consistent customer experience. For this
purpose, the unit’s leadership plans to standardize all customer-facing and, to a lesser extent, back-
office processes across all hotels of the chain as well as all its suppliers and service providers.
Moreover, Unit Gamma also intends to become “closer” to its customers and build lifelong customer
relationships. This strategy requires collecting more information about customers, their individual
preferences and transaction histories, aggregating this information globally and leveraging it for
providing customized services, launching loyalty programs, developing special offers and promoting
As an EA manager at Comtech, you are required to write a report that discusses the following:
1. Describe five major roles that STANDARD as EA Artifacts will play in SmartT.
2. Discuss how solution designs as an EA Artifacts should be implemented in Unit Gamma
3. What are the four responsibilities of architecture functions in SmartT?
4. Based on IT staff ratio model and degree of decentralization as a factor, name and discuss architects positions that would be required in Unit Beta.
SmartBiz is a large financial and stockbroker company. 8 years ago SmartBiz decided to establish a full-
fledged EA practice to accommodate with the growing problems around non-transparency of its IT
investments and poor business and IT alignment in general. The establishment of EA practice was
successful, and it was completed last 1 year. Due to recent advancement in technologies, SmartBiz
wants to implement Cloud Computing technologies that would empower their staff and customers for
example, implementation of analytical Cloud Computing Technologies that would enable SmartBiz
staff to approve credit card application within 30 minutes of the submission of the application.
However, SmartBiz’s CEO is sceptical towards the implementation of cloud computing technologies.
He believes that the company is only wasting money on the cloud computing technologies as it is
essentially nothing more than a sophisticated collection of data.
As a newly promoted IT manager at SmartBiz, you are required to write a report that discusses the
1. Discuss four (4) types of cloud computing that SmartBiz could use or implement.
2. Discuss five (5) challenges that SmartBiz may have with implementation of Cloud Computing Technologies and how the challenges should be resolved.
3. Discuss five (5) characteristics of cloud computing and explain 4 major cloud computing services that you would recommend to be used in SmartBiz.
4. Discuss five (5) ways in which cloud computing may be used in EA practices.
5. Explain ITIL Framework and Discuss five advantages of implementing ITIL framework at SmartBiz
Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100% and will be weighted 40%
of the total unit mark
Marking Criteria Not satisfactory
(0-49%) of the criterion mark)
(50-64%) of the criterion mark
(65-74%) of the criterion mark
(75-84%) of the criterion mark
(85-100%) of the criterion mark
Report Part-I: Case Study (40% marks)
Not identifying the problems, provided solution is very weak.
Problems are identified very briefly, provided solution is acceptable but details missing, briefly examine the EA
Most of the problems are identified, provide good solutions, examine the EA but major points are missing
All the problems are identified, provides very good solutions, examines the EA clearly
All the problems are clearly identified, provided excellent solutions and EA very clearly
Report Part-II: (50% marks)
Questions on Report Part II is poorly examine in the relation of EA
Questions on Report Part II is answered but details missing, comparison presented briefly, very briefly examine the relation of EA
Questions on Report Part II is adequately addressed, comparison presented in detail, briefly examine the relation of EA
Shows sound knowledge, identification, comparison presented in detail, comprehensively examine the relation of EA
Shows full knowledge on EA practice, identification, comparison presented in detail, very comprehensively examine the relation of EA
Structure, grammar, presentation, and Harvard style referencing (10% marks).
The report is poorly
difficult to read –
does not flow
logically from one
part to another. There
are several spelling
terms may not be
defined or are poorly
lacks clarity and
or no reference.
The report shows some organization. At times, difficult to read and does not flow logically from one part to another. There are some spelling and/or grammatical errors; technical terms are generally are poorly defined. Includes Few references with errors.
The report is
organized and most
of the argument is
easy to follow. There
are some spelling
terms are generally
are poorly defined.
Writing is mostly
clear but may lack
citation style with
some minor errors.
The report is generally well organized and most of the argument is easy to follow. There are only a few minor spelling or grammatical errors, or terms are not clearly defined. Writing is mostly clear. All references cited correctly using citation style.
The report is coherently organized and the logic is easy to follow. There are no spelling or grammatical errors and terminology is clearly defined. Writing is clear and concise and persuasive. Harvard formatting style and citation of references in the body of the report.