Going into this module I was still trying to wrap my head around what Enterprise Architecture meant exactly. I knew that EA is a process of mapping out IT needs according to the organization's mission and vision, and planning for future growth or future needs.
What I have learned in the past 3 modules includes the history of EAFs, summaries of major EAFs and more clarification about the purpose of Enterprise Architecture. Many Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have roots in government and military organizations. Those are still used today and have inspired new EAFs and also hybrid models. I have learned the major components and "views" included in the various EAFs. I discovered that part of the process of a EAF is creating "artifacts" to act as references for the future conditions an organization may face. According to our readings, the most widely used primary EAF is The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). More common are hybrid models of multiple frameworks.
What I still would like to know is what an actual EA looks like. Specifically I would like to see an example of a school or district's Enterprise Architecture plans. I'd also like to know who is responsible for creating such a plan in a school setting.