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Recommended Citation: Steenkamp, A L and M Roberson.  A Team Project in Information Technology Architectures.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2002, v 19 (San Antonio): §243d. ISSN: 1542-7382.

A Team Project in Information Technology Architectures

Annette Lerine Steenkamp    [a1] [a2]
College of Management
Lawrence Technological University    [u1] [u2]
Southfield, Michigan, USA    [c1] [c2]

Marty Roberson    [a1] [a2]
Dearborn, Michigan, USA    [c1] [c2]

A team project for a graduate course in information technology (IT) architectures is described. The architecture development approach is based on the following rationale: An IT architecture should be designed in terms of an architecture framework which translates business drivers and initiatives into IT requirements for the acquisition and deployment of IT components. The case study for the team project concerned the modeling of enhancements to an existing E-business system. Project teams in the class followed an architecture design methodology to model the application, data and physical infrastructure perspectives, respectively, at various levels of abstraction using UML notation. The models were integrated into a comprehensive IT architecture, and was documented by means of the Enterprise Architecture Blueprint (EAB) Methodology. Various industry standards were adopted for managing the project work and for executing the technical tasks.

Keywords: information technology, software architecture, system architecting process, information systems development method, information systems education

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