Applying Enterprise Business Architecture

  • Tuition USD $1,795
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1131 Ratings
  • Course Code 0213
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

The business architecture has many components and artifacts. They might not all be applicable to every enterprise. The techniques and tools that you will apply in the workshop can be tailored to your specific company's environment. The key is to gain a "good enough" understanding so that you can communicate the benefits of relevant business architecture components and artifacts and know which will provide the biggest business value.

Many of these initiatives will take years to implement while changing the enterprise paradigm to effectively utilize the result. Managers tend to be assigned to these initiatives without the knowledge or skills to make them successful. Be ready for these enterprise initiatives! Assure business value when transitioning from strategy to tactical. Participants will learn to identify the best approach to use based on initiative characteristics and business strategies.




Skills Gained

This three-day workshop offers a breadth of topics covering enterprise-wide analysis while drilling down into the business architecture.

  • Be a strategic advisor for both business and technology organizations
  • Leverage architectural models to bridge business units and technology organizations
  • Work with product owners to identify gaps between business capabilities and product roadmaps
  • Build a business architecture that meets the needs of your enterprise
  • Use techniques and tools to build business architecture components and artifacts
  • Define scope of initiatives through the reuse of architectural components
  • Identify problems and opportunities using the business architecture
  • Justify opportunities and assess feasibility of proposed solutions
  • Apply architectural principles to business opportunities
  • Capture stakeholder views and business requirements


Who Can Benefit

Regardless of whether you reside in the business domain or technology domain, if you need an enterprise view of the business and want to assure business' strategies are realized, you need to be in this workshop. Your current role may be a:

  • Business Analyst participates in pre-project initiatives, cross-functional projects, and large complex initiatives.
  • Business or Functional Managers - those assigned to take on cross-functional initiatives as a subject matter expert, project manager, or business analyst.
  • Product and Process Owners those who manage the enterprise's products and product lifecycles and want to better understand how business and technology must work together to support those products.
  • Program Managers or Project Managers those who need to drive solutions and assure success for an initiative, especially for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiatives.
  • Solution Architects those who look for solutions to resolve enterprise problems.
  • Technical Architects (Application, Infrastructure or Information) those who need the big picture of the enterprise in order to align with the business and be able to clearly communicate associated technology risks and constraints.

You will gain significant skills, techniques and knowledge at the enterprise level that will not only provide value to your company but also improve your own future career opportunities.


Course Details

1. Architecture Key Concepts

  • Workshop Glossary
  • Why Business Architecture
  • Value of Key Components
  • Business Need for Subsets and Stakeholder Views
  • Business Architecture in Context with other Enterprise Architectures
  • Industry Best Practice Frameworks and Methodologies
  • Reusing Organizational Assets

2. Prepare to Build a Business Architecture

  • Business Architecture Maturity Model and Governance Processes
  • Needed Individual and Organizational Competencies
  • Review or Assist in Creation of Inputs
  • Business and Operating Models, Balanced Score Card, and Strategies
  • Identify Artifacts (Static or Dynamic and Granularity Level)
  • Identify Applicable Techniques, Tools, and Notations
  • Architecture Development and Transition Roadmap (High-Level Plan with Iterations to Future State)

3. Build a Business Architecture-Models and Maps

  • Capability and Services Map
  • Business Process Models
  • Organizational Model
  • Value Streams
  • Alignment Maps (i.e., alignment to information or technology architectural components)
  • Ownership Matrices

4. Build a Business Architecture-Techniques, Tools, and Methods

  • Document Analysis
  • Benchmarks and Surveys
  • SWOT Analysis and Other Business Decision Making Tools
  • Business Event Analysis
  • Business Policy Identification
  • Measures and Metrics
  • Review and Obtain Approvals

5. Analyze at the Enterprise Level

  • Applying Root Cause Analysis and Questioning Techniques
  • Identify Problems and Clarify Vision Statements
  • Uncover Business Requirements
  • Defining Scope and Applying Stakeholder Views for Analysis
  • Generate and Assess Solution Alternatives
  • Estimate and Document Assumptions (Delphi Technique)

6. Justify and Communicate

  • Moving from Strategy to Tactical
  • Creating a Business Case and Feasibility Study
  • Tracking Business Value
  • Assisting in Prioritization Efforts
  • Hints and Tips for Presenting Solutions to Management Teams
  • Keeping the Business Architecture Dynamic
  • Other Industry 'Hot Topics' and Their Influence on the Business Architecture

Hands-On Exercises:

  1. Present a solution to an executive committee
  2. Identify impacts to the business architecture based on a scenario
  3. Optional depending on available time: Identify any technique or tool for more practice
  4. Terminology and asset gap assessment
  5. Which components would you use and why
  6. Which framework would you use and why
  7. Current state competency assessment
  8. Facilitate creation of a business model based on scenario
  9. Build a current state model
  10. Build a business capability map
  11. Identify the domain under discussion
  12. Build a future state model
  13. Create a problem or vision statement
  14. Identify the domain under discussion and generate solution ideas
  15. Estimate and document assumptions for a solution alternative

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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