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Introduction to Business Architecture

Introduction

Business Architecture is defined as the formalised description of an organisation; its essential capabilities and how it uses them to realise its strategic intent and objectives. The purpose of Business Architecture is to define the future state business and operating model, develop a roadmap to get from the current to the desired future state, establish a plan to achieve the business value from the change, and manage the progress along the way to achieve desired business outcomes with pace, certainty and agility.

Course Description

This four-day course is an introduction to Business Architecture and covers the frameworks and tools needed for the discipline. It includes information on the Business Architect role as well as practical guidance on setting up and operationalising a Business Architecture function. The course is rounded off with a case study and numerous exercises to help delegates apply the theory they have learned and to show them how practically to do Business Architecture.

Course Content

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: What is Business Architecture

Module 3: Why do we need Business Architecture

Module 4: Who is the Business Architect

Module 5: Where does Business Architecture fit in the organisation

Module 6: How & What - The Architecture Toolbox

  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    •  Zachman
    •  TOGAF
  • Business Architecture in EA Frameworks
    •  Zachman
    •  TOGAF
  • Business Architecture Frameworks
    •  5 Views Model (Chris Reynolds) - simple approach
    •  Business Architecture Value Creation Model (Whelan & Meaden) - intermediate approach
    •  BIZBOK (The Business Architecture Guild) - advanced approach
    •  Open Business Architecture: O-BA Part 1 (The Open Group) - Emerging Business Architecture Standard
  • Business Modelling Tools
    •  Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder & Pigneur)
    •  Business Motivation Model (Object Management Group)
  • Creating your Business Architecture Toolbox

Module 7: Architecture Framework Integration
       
Module 8: Setting up a Business Architecture Function
       
Module 9: Scenarios for Applying Business Architecture
      
Module 10: How do we do Business Architecture (Practical exercises)

Course Instructors

The course instructors have architecture experience both from consulting and corporate viewpoints and thus are familiar with many real-world challenges.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Staff Responsible for Strategy
  • Business Capability Owners or responsible for Business Capability Development
  • Business Unit Managers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Business Analysts
  • Process Modellers
  • Process Analysts
  • Process Engineers

Course Logistics

Courses are available on the public training schedule or on request for groups of five or more candidates.

Course Fees

R11 550 excl VAT

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Course Pack Includes...

A printed course manual

Cancellation Policy

There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Introduction to Business Architecture Johannesburg 12 Feb 2019 Register
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Course Instructors

Trainer - Michael Payne

Michael Payne

Michael Payne is an IT professional who writes, speaks, lectures and consults on various IT-related topics. Currently, Michael works for Real IRM as a trainer and senior consultant. He presents various courses including TOGAF® 9 Level 1 & 2 training and the EA Bootcamp.

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