Enterprise Architecture Course

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LOB managers, business analysts, architects, and team leads

Skills Gained

Course goals include the following:

  • Define Business Architecture
  • Understand the value of Business Architecture
  • Describe the different views of Business Architecture
  • Be able to define a Business Architecture bottom-up, top-down, or meet-in-the-middle
  • Comprehend the relevance of architectural frameworks in the context of Business Architecture
  • Gain hands-on experience creating Business Architecture views and key artifacts
  • Explore real world Business Architecture case studies
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in establishing a Business Architecture practice


Outline of Business Architecture Foundation Workshop Training Chapter 1. What is Business Architecture?

  • Defining Business Architecture
  • Layers of the Enterprise Architecture
  • The Business Architecture Domain
  • The Values of Business Architecture
  • Relationship with Other Types of Architecture
  • Other Pillars of Business Architecture
  • Formal Business Architecture
  • Ownership vs Stewardship
  • Business Architecture Frameworks
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
  • Business Architect vs Business Analyst - 1/3
  • Business Architect vs Business Analyst - 2/3
  • Business Architect vs Business Analyst - 3/3
  • Going Beyond the Process
  • Summary

Chapter 2. BIZBOK Introduction

  • What are BIZBOK and BIZBOK Guide?
  • The Business Architecture Guild
  • The BIZBOK Guide Make Up
  • BIZBOK's Definition of Business Architecture
  • Business Architecture Characteristics
  • Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
  • What are a Capability and Value Stream?
  • BIZBOK Common Blueprints
  • The BIZBOK Business Architecture Framework
  • The BIZBOK Business Architecture Framework Diagram
  • Business Architecture Scenario Topics

Chapter 3. BIZBOK Guide Architecture Blueprints

  • What is a BIZBOK Business Architecture Blueprint?
  • Representing Business Architecture with Business Blueprints
  • BIZBOK Business Architecture Blueprints List
  • Strategy Development Questions
  • Business Strategy Mapping
  • Strategy Mapping Frameworks Overview
  • SWOT Analysis (Matrix)
  • Norton Kaplan Strategy Map
  • The Strategy Map's Four Perspectives
  • Norton Kaplan Strategy Map Diagram
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • The Balanced Scorecard Perspectives
  • The Balanced Scorecard Perspectives Diagram
  • More on Capability
  • Capability Mapping
  • Business Capabilities Levels
  • Sample Business Capability Model Taxonomy Diagram
  • Business Unit to Business Capability Mapping
  • Heat Mapping Concepts
  • The Value Stream Definition
  • Value Mapping
  • Value Mapping Diagram
  • Value Maps vs Business Processes
  • More on the Value Stream Blueprint
  • A Value Stream Example
  • Value Stream Heat Mapping
  • Value Stream Heat Mapping Example
  • Value Stream / Capability Cross-mapping
  • Value Stream / Capability Cross-mapping Example
  • BIZBOK Domain Diagram
  • Another BIZBOK View of Business Architecture Concepts and Relationships

Chapter 4. BIZBOK Business Architecture Practice

  • The Value of a Business Architecture
  • The Path to Actionable Results
  • Getting Started with Business Architecture
  • Establishing and Evolving Business Architecture
  • Business Architecture Governance
  • Required Roles
  • The Business Architect Role
  • Business Models and Frameworks
  • A Business Model Framework: Osterwalder Canvas
  • The Building Blocks of the Business Model Canvas
  • The Business Model Canvas Diagram
  • Business Architecture / Business Model Alignment and Mapping
  • Business Architecture / Business Model Alignment Example

Chapter 5. Process Maturity Models

  • What are Process Maturity Models?
  • Process Maturity Models Positioning
  • Defining a Level
  • The Five Levels of Process Maturity
  • Moving Up the Levels of Process Maturity
  • Assessing the Level of Maturity
  • The Level Assessment Elements
  • Process Level Scores
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Leadership
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Culture
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Expertise
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Governance (1/2)
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Governance (2/2)
  • Process Enablers: Design (1/2)
  • Process Enablers: Design (2/2)
  • Process Enablers: Performers
  • Process Enablers: Owner
  • Process Enablers: Infrastructure

Chapter 6. Improving Business Processes

  • Improving Processes
  • Process Governance
  • Business Modeling
  • Process Performance Analysis
  • Motivation for Continuous Process Improvements
  • Dissecting a Metric
  • Definition of Critical Indicators
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • KPI Selection Criteria
  • KPI Examples
  • Measurement Plan
  • Types of Process Changes
  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Six Sigma Projects
  • What is Lean Six Sigma?
  • Lean and Six Sigma Sigma Main Methods
  • Aligning Business Architecture and Lean Six Sigma
  • The Lean Value Stream
  • Lean Value Stream Example
  • Lean and Business Architecture Value Streams Cross-Mapping Synergies
  • Rapid Improvement Process
  • Achieving Success with Six Sigma and RIP
  • Ishikawa Diagram

Chapter 7. Overview of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

  • Relationship Between Business Architecture and Other Types of Architecture
  • Business / IT Alignment
  • Business / IT Architecture Mapping
  • The Importance of a Framework for Enterprise Architecture
  • EA Framework Family Tree
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Frameworks
  • TOGAF Components
  • Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • Architecture Content Framework
  • Views & Viewpoints
  • TOGAF Viewpoints
  • Catalogs, Matrices, Diagrams & Viewpoints
  • Architecture Deliverables
  • ADM Techniques
  • Enterprise to Solution Architecture
  • Zachman Framework
  • Zachman Framework Matrix Overview
  • The Scope of the Zachman Framework
  • What the Zachman Framework is NOT
  • TOGAF Artifacts Using the Zachman Framework
  • Leveraging the Zachman Framework
  • Federal Enterprise Architectural Framework (FEAF)
  • Leveraging FEA
  • Some Other Frameworks
  • Which Framework Should I Use?
  • EA Frameworks Ecosystem

Chapter 8. Business Architecture Views

  • The Importance of Architecture Views
  • Describing Architecture through Views
  • Class Exercise - “Views and Viewpoints - Simple Airport System”
  • The 5 Business Architecture Views
  • The Goals View
  • Common Pitfalls when Setting Goals
  • Goal Prioritization
  • TOGAF's Goals View
  • OMG's Goals View
  • OMG Business Motivation Model Details
  • SMART Goals
  • Facades View
  • Facade's View - UML
  • Business Use Case Model
  • More Complex Use Cases
  • Facade's View – Functional Model
  • TOGAF Functional / Facade Models
  • Additional Functional / Facade Models
  • The Communications View
  • UML Communication Diagrams
  • Processes View
  • UML Activity Diagram
  • Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) Process Models
  • Business Entities View
  • Domain Modeling as a Business Entity View
  • Data Modeling as a Business Entity View

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