Enterprise Architecture Assignment According to Ross, Weill, and Robertson (2010), the four kinds of operating models are: (a) diversification, (b) coordination, (c) replication, and (d) unification. The selected operating model for this assignment was replication and the company chosen was Coca-Cola. According to Ross et al., the characteristics of a replication model are as follows. Table 1 Characteristics of the Replication Model Characteristic Description Customers Few, if any, shared customers across business units Transactions Independent, aggregated at a high level Business Units Operationally similar Business Leaders Autonomous, limited discretion over processes Business process design Centralized Data definitions Standardized Data...The end:
..... Design processes with formal language (such as BPML) 3 Translate processes into IT terms and use process articulation to create or modify applications 4 Create hub-spoke distribution model to serve processes and applications to the company’s business units; in doing so, choose a parent-child IT infrastructure that ties functionality at the unit level to definitions and standards at the corporate level 5 Create format for collecting and aggregating data generated by individual business units and feed this data into business intelligence, forecasting, and capacity planning applications at the central level References Ross, J.W., Weill, P., & Robertson, D. (2006). Enterprise architecture as strategy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press.