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2017/2018 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
I&C Architecture Design
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Co-responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
G.A. De Reuver    Mark.deReuver@tudelft.nl
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Expected prior knowledge
· Basic knowledge of databases, including Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD)
· Basic programming skills (such as JavaScript)
· Basic knowledge of Unified Modelling Language (UML) and software engineering (agile development)
· Basic understanding of multi-actor system and stakeholder analyses methods

This prior knowledge are part of the linkage program.
Course Contents
More and more data is available collected by social media or the Internet of Things (IoT) which is processed by a variety of systems. The ability to execute and process data is a key capability required by public and private organizations. The large variety of heterogeneous data, applications and business processes results in a complex and fragmented landscape that need to be dealt with when architecting and engineering new systems. Path dependencies and legacy block the easy integration, whereas at the same time new technologies appear that need to be integrated in the complex systems landscape.

The purpose of this course is to teach the architectural design of innovative and large-scale ICT infrastructures and services in the light of the challenges imposed by the requirements from the systems’ physical, economic and social environment. Emphasis will be put on the concepts and role of ICT-architecture and modelling in order to properly design ICT solutions within a multi-actor context. For this purpose application and data integration technologies and information and system quality theories will be addressed.
Study Goals
-The student is familiar with the state-of-the-art knowledge of ICT-architecting, design and governance within the field of large-scale ICT-systems within a multi-actor context
-The student is able to describe basic concepts related to architecting and designing large and complex ICT-infrastructures and service systems within a multi-actor context.
-The student should master architecture theories, methods and tools with the ability to combine and switch between them when dealing with complex ICT-problems.
-The student is able to structure and analyze problems and identify dilemmas arising during the design process with regard to designing large ICT-systems within a multi-actor context.
-The student is able to apply system engineering and architecture-based approaches, methods and tools to deal with problems with regard to designing large ICT-systems.
-The student is able to report about the use of architectural concepts, methods and tools for translating business needs into ICT-designs within constellation of public and private actors.

Education Method
· Lectures. The lectures are aimed at providing an overview of the knowledge of this course. During the lectures exercises are given to practice to internalize the knowledge.
· Guest lectures (obliged). The guest lectures are aimed at giving an overview of the state-of-the art in practice and provide insight into practical challenges when using ICT in a multi-actor domain.
· Exercises During some of the lectures assignments are given to practice what is learned.
· Assignments. Various assignments are given which together create the final report. This includes developing various architectural models.
· Presentation. Students should present their results during a lectures.
· Report. The results should be reported in a concise report including the argumentation of design choices, the resulting architecture and an evaluation
Computer Use
Architecture modelling in Archimate tool (http://www.archimatetool.com/)
BPMN modelling using Eunomia process builder (http://www.eunomia-process.com/), Bizagi (http://www.bizagi.com/) or LucidChart (https://www.lucidchart.com/).
Analyzing and visualiting datasets using OpenCube (www.opencube.com/)
Literature and Study Materials
Nitesh Bharosa, Remco van Wijk, Niels de Winne, Marijn F.W.H.A. Janssen (2015). Challenging the chain. Governing the Automated Exchange and Processing of Business Information. ISBN: 978-1-61499-497-8 (open access). This book covers a range from governance to technical issues and integrates them. Open access book: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/book/challenging-the-chain-governing-the-automated-exchange-and-processing-of-business-information
Ross Jeanne W. (2003). Creating a Strategic IT Architecture Competency: Learning in Stages, MISQ Executive, 2(1), 31-43.
IEEE Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software-Intensive Systems. Written by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE Std.1471-2000, 2006)
Marc Lankhorst and the ArchiMate team (2004). ArchiMate Language Primer Introduction to the ArchiMate Modelling Language for Enterprise Architecture. Telematica Instituut/Archimate Consortium, August 2004)
Stephen A. White (2005). Introduction to BPMN. IBM Corporation, February 2005
Janssen, Marijn (2009). Framing Enterprise Architecture: A meta-framework for analyzing architectural efforts in organizations. In: Gary Doucet, John Gøtze, Pallab Saha and Scott Bernard (eds.) Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility, and Assurance. International Enterprise Architecture Institute (ISBN: 978-1438996073 978-1438996073). Pp. 99-120.
Bharosa, N. & Marijn Janssen (2015). Principle-based design: A methodology and principles for capitalizing design experiences for information quality assurance. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DGJHSEM), Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 469-496, DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2014-0073
Batini, C., Cappiello, C., Francalanci, C., & Maurino, A. (2009). Methodologies for data quality assessment and improvement. ACM computing surveys (CSUR), vol. 41, no. 3, article 16.
Peterson, R. (2004). Crafting information technology governance. Information Systems Management, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 7-22.
Weill, P., & Ross, J. (2005). Designing IT governance. MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 26-34.Slides
Group assignment - The assignment is assessed by a report which include the various architecture models. The report should adhere to the APA reference standards. (60%)
Exam - The written exam is aimed at testing the basics (40%)
Each grade should be 5.75 or higher
SEN I&C track
Information Architecture (IA) students
Electives for MOT, EPA, Computer science students, and non-TBM students having the required knowledge in this field are welcome