Reflect upon your learnings this week by describing ways in which Enterprise Architecture relates to your current role or organization.
I am not in any kind of management or leadership position, but as my district goes through what we are calling a "re-imagining" of JCCS, the leadership has sought our input on many of the questions from the "Goals and Initiatives Level". It is because of their questions that much of the technology rolled out to classrooms in the last 2 years has been very much aligned with our vision and purpose, as well as the students we interact with and the security issues that can arise.
In An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture by Scott A. Bernard, he suggests asking the following questions in the very beginning phase of create an Enterprise Architecture:
1. What is your organization's mission statement/purpose?
2. What is your vision? What do you intend to be?
3. What are your strategic goals?
4. What strategic initiatives have you implemented?
5. How will you know success?
These are all questions that our leadership involved us in, and looking at it after the roll out of Chromebooks and installation of nearly open internet access in juvenile institutions, it is clear that leadership and IT worked together to create a plan (perhaps an EA) that reflected our goals and initiatives.
The other phases/areas of questions I have had little involvement with and am less clear about. Looking ahead in the book, however, it seems they approach all these areas in more depth eventually.