FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

A 2 day course that specifically teaches skills in building and getting value from business-driven Enterprise Architecture.

Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture Course Fact Sheet (pdf)  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed to assist a wide range of people who want to better understand the basic concepts of Enterprise Architecture. It will benefit those who want to investigate or help start an Enterprise Architecture initiative - business analysts, business and project managers – as well as anyone who needs to work with or within an IT organisation that has established Enterprise Architecture practices. Unlike many other courses on the topic, ours focuses on EA from the business perspective, showing how the application of basic principles can assist in achieving closer Alignment between business and IT concerns. Business-driven Enterprise Architecture pays off for organisations by enabling knowledge sharing, and by reducing the time and risks associated with changes of all kinds, from strategy and core processes through to technology change.

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • clearly explain what Enterprise Architecture is and what it is not
  • understand and discover ways that Enterprise Architecture can deliver strong benefits to their organisation
  • describe EA Frameworks, such as the Zachman framework and others in use today
  • understand the purpose of an EA Framework and the key concepts and approaches for its use in structuring and organising business knowledge assets
  • structure projects for defining or improving an Enterprise Architecture
  • understand strategies for working with business and IT stakeholders to find common ground and deliver assets and infrastructure that are useful across an organisation
DATES AND LOCATIONS

Public courses are run in Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and in New Zealand in Auckland and Wellington. Find a scheduled public course on our Calendar.

Courses can be run in other locations according to demand.

FEES

Course fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments.

COURSE CONTENT

Course material and activities are organised into the following modules:

Introduction: EA Defined and EA Practice   Business Architecture

Understand and explain in clear terms what we mean by this often confusing term. Understand the benefits of establishing an Enterprise Architecture.

 

Learn how business is described in terms of its inherent and intended structure and activities. Examine the kinds of artefacts that document the Business aspect of an Enterprise Architecture.

EA Initiative and EA Frameworks   Technology Architecture

Find out what an EA Framework is, and how it provides a natural tool for business. Compare frameworks in use today.

 

Consider artefacts that describe the technology infrastructure. Learn why technology direction should be driven, generally, by business and/or application choices and how Technology Architecture influences Business and/or Application Architecture.

Architect Roles

 

Application Architecture

Learn about the diversity of business and technical roles involved in the practice of EA.  Review typical EA activities and skills needed to perform them.

 

Examine the kinds of systems that implement the business as defined by the Business Architecture. Understand the differences between business applications and other kinds of IT systems.

Using the Enterprise Architecture

 

Defining an Enterprise Architecture

Consider concepts that drive business planning: innovation, competitive advantage, process management, anticipating and managing change. Understand how to find the shared vision, knowledge, and reusable patterns that form the business value proposition of Enterprise Architecture practice.

 

Learn how EA becomes established in an organisation. Through a case study, understand how to define and develop an Enterprise Architecture.

We also run customised and in-house courses for specific project needs - see our In-house Training.

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