Develops additional capabilities for leading, communicating, and implementing Enterprise Architecture. EA 878 Enterprise Architecture Leadership (3) Enterprise Architecture is recognized as a key catalyst that organizations can use to make progress towards a state of optimal operational efficiency whereby integrated information maximizes interactions between all stakeholders, both internal and external. Poor leadership, decision-making, and management are often cited as top reasons for enterprise architecture failure. This course is intended to synthesize major concepts presented in prior courses under the broad umbrellas of leadership and decision making. One of the major goals of a well-constructed enterprise architecture program is to facilitate the design and implementation of enterprise processes and systems that support the effective and efficient movement and dissemination of timelyinformation across the enterprise. This information is critical to effective decision making and effective leadership. The course will deepen knowledge in the areas of effective EA leadership and management as well as in the areas of enterprise change management, effective communications, negotiation, organization political considerations, and interpersonal skills. An examination of research findings, the sharing of professional experiences, and the exploration of the characteristics of high-performing organizations and the kind of leadership that contributes to their performance will be core to the course.The perspectives covered in the class can be organized roughly by their level of analysis: EA leadership, EA decision making and strategic planning, and EA management and communication. For each general topic area, core readings are used to define standard vocabulary, concepts and relations, methods and criteria for evaluation, and implications for enterprise architecture. This course is designed to tie major concepts together and help the student understand how topics such as strategy, understanding organizations, enterprise modeling, enterprise technologies, etc. are interrelated and support effective decision making and leadership. Students will complete written assignments that focus on solidifying the understanding of the course content and participatein on-line discussions of EA topics with fellow students that will bring out real-world experiences in dealing with EA issues, challenges, and opportunities.Student teams will also participate in the analysis of case studies presented by industry experts, where students explore team dynamics, diagnostics, and management related to effective EA leadership. Students will also complete a semester long capstone team research project that is shaped by outcome discussions with respect to one or more areas covered in the course. The teams will present their final projects to the other members of the class at the end of the course.Key topic lectures will feature industry experts.