3 Questions MGSC6204 Managing Information Resources Diagnostic Quiz

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Week 2: Diagnostic Quiz


This quiz pertains to the readings for Week 2:

Jeanne W. Ross, “Enterprise Architecture: Driving Business Benefits from IT,” (MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, CISR WP No. 359, 2006).

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Question 1

Which of the four operating models applies to your own organization? Provide evidence to justify your choice (hint: employ the author’s 2x2 characteristics table as a checklist). What implications does the choice of operating model have for investing in enterprise IM and IT?  

Student Response:

·  operating model: [diversification, unification, coordination, or replication model]

·  justification: [needs to relate to choice of model]

·  IM/IT investment implications:

o  e.g. under the diversification model IM processes and many IT purchases will not be standardized and will focus on the needs of the individual business unit rather than the enterprise as a whole.


Question 2

What does Jeanne Ross mean by an “Enterprise Architecture” and by an “architecturally mature” enterprise? How do these frameworks influence the selection and integration of IM/IT products and services within the enterprise? Rate your own organization in terms of its “architectural maturity” and list the implications of this rating on your firm’s ability to compete in its industry.

Student Response:

·  an “enterprise architecture” is:

·  an architecturally mature enterprise is:

·  IM/IT integration implications:

o  e.g. better/more economical use of IT core services

o  etc.

·  rating my firm: ?

o  implications of this rating……

Question 3

What are the business and the IT drivers behind the choice of an enterprise architecture? How would one evaluate the value/benefit to the enterprise of their chosen architecture?

Student Response:

·  business drivers of an enterprise architecture:

o  e.g. operational excellence – [define]

o  etc.

·  the IT drivers of an enterprise architecture:

o  e.g. cost of existing IT operations

o  etc.

·  measures of value/benefit/success:

o  e.g. shared business platform:

§  leverages data

§  integrated business standards

o  etc.

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