Enterprise Architecture: Enterprise Context Model (ECM) example

See my first posting for a brief explanation on what ECM is.

Here is an ECM of a fictional company called Techie Princesa Bakery Corporation.

Consider that this corporation has “Always Eat Healthy” Program and they are developing a new gluten-free menu. Perhaps Tim Hortons should come up with some gluten-free muffins and donuts.ย Sounds like a good idea to me, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enterprise Context Model (ECM)

Enterprise Architecture: Technology Architecture

What is Technology Architecture (TA)?

  • A domain of Enterprise Architecture
  • Concerned with the technology that supports the systems that are in use in the organization โ€“ both software and hardware technology
  • Describes the software and hardware capabilities that are required to support the deployment of business, data, and application services
  • Includes but not limited to IT infrastructure, networks, middleware, communications.

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Enterprise Architecture is…

โ€œa coherent whole of principles, methods, and models that are used in the design and realization of an enterpriseโ€™s organizational structure, business processes, information systems, and infrastructureโ€. (The ArchiMate Foundation)

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Enterprise Architecture: Enterprise Context Model (ECM)

When trying to define a business, it is critical to understand the context of the business such as the following to ensure that those who are involved have a clear understanding of the business, their roles and responsibilities.

  • Mandate
  • Objectives
  • Key stakeholders (organizations and/or individuals) and the relationships
  • Accountability relationships with stakeholders

Enterprise Context Model (ECM) is a Business Architecture artifact that provides a single view of the key stakeholders involved in the business. It also establishes a framework to further breakdown and understand the business.

Here is my attempt to come up with an ECM for City of Edmonton’s Graffiti Management Program.

CityOfEdmonton-ECM

Refer to “Architecture for the Business – By the Business” presentation by I&IT (Office of the Corporate Chief Technology Office) if you are interested in learning more about Business Architecture and ECM.

Enterprise Architecture: Conceptual Data Model

Here is a Conceptual Data Model that I produced for an Enterprise Architecture Certification course I took at University of Toronto. My attempt was to create a Conceptual Data model: Entity Relationship Diagram for City of Edmonton’s Graffiti Management Program, based on the information I found on their program website.

EA-ConceptualDataModel