2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
MS in IT Enterprises Software Architecture

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Align architectures to support business requirements.

0% Non-Performance: Does not examine potential alignment between architectures and business requirements or explain how architectures could support requirements.

0% Basic: Examines the potential alignment between architectures and business requirements to determine how well architectures could support requirements.

6% Proficient: Aligns architectures to support business requirements. Compares requirements with architectures. Shows how alignment and support are achieved.

94% Distinguished: Aligns architectures to support current and future business requirements. Compares requirements with architectures. Shows how alignment and support are achieved. Proposes strategies for the future.

Analyze and design distributed architecture solutions

0% Non-Performance: Does not analyze or design distributed architecture solutions.

0% Basic: Analyzes and designs aspects of distributed architecture solutions, but does not address business requirements.

5% Proficient: Analyzes and designs distributed architecture solutions, based on business requirements.

95% Distinguished: Analyzes, designs, and prepares for distributed architecture solutions, based on business requirements. Addresses implementation and integration, using supporting evidence.

Analyze emerging technologies, standards, and trends

0% Non-Performance: Does not explain emerging technologies, standards, or trends.

0% Basic: Explains emerging technologies, standards, and trends. Some information is based on biased resources.

6% Proficient: Analyzes emerging technologies, standards, and trends. Uses credible research to explore their purpose, potential impact, and integration issues.

94% Distinguished: Evaluates emerging technologies, standards, and trends. Uses credible research to explore their purpose, potential impact, integration issues, and benefits.

Analyze quality, testing, and continuous improvement processes for distributed applications.

0% Non-Performance: Does not explain how to use quality, testing, and continuous improvement processes for distributed applications.

0% Basic: Explains how to use quality, testing, and continuous improvement processes for distributed applications. Uses some inaccurate or biased information as support.

10% Proficient: Analyzes quality, testing, and continuous improvement processes for distributed applications. Uses credible research to connect processes to successful applications.

90% Distinguished: Evaluates quality, testing, and continuous improvement processes for distributed applications, addressing process issues in multiple locations. Uses credible research, standards, and best practices to connect processes to successful applications.

Construct IT solutions.

0% Non-Performance: Does not construct scenarios, prototypes, or partial IT solutions. Does not address design or integration requirements.

0% Basic: Constructs scenarios, prototypes, or partial IT solutions, based on design requirements. Does not address testing or integration in existing applications.

11% Proficient: Constructs IT solutions based on design requirements. Addresses testing and integration in existing applications, providing documentation.

89% Distinguished: Constructs highly effective IT solutions, based on standards and best practices, that demonstrate alignment with design, testing, and integration. Provides thorough documentation.

Evaluate data management in enterprise architecture.

0% Non-Performance: Explains how data is managed in enterprise architectures, but not the intended purpose or impact of data management practices.

0% Basic: Analyzes data management in enterprise architecture, including an explanation of data management practices, their intended purpose, and their impact.

7% Proficient: Evaluates data management in enterprise architecture and the intended purpose, value, and impact of data management practices. Examines strengths, risks, and opportunities for improvement.

93% Distinguished: Thoroughly evaluates data management throughout enterprise architecture. Evaluates strengths, risks, opportunities, and recommendations, based on business requirements and industry standards.