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Applying Enterprise Business Architecture

  • Tuition USD $1,595
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4733 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.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

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.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

The class was very vast paced however the teacher was very good at checking in on us while giving us time to complete the labs.

This was a good program to get prepared for the solutions architect associate exam.

I thought the course was informative and the tools to go over the material were very nice.

Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.

Great class I learned a great deal from the material. There would seem to a large amount that I need to learn about.

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