Implementation: TOGAF® eLearning - $699.00

  • Set up an effective EA Practice

  • 24 hours of course material

  • Exercises and submission for tutor review

  • 24/7 tutor support

  • Instant 12 months access

Implementation: TOGAF®

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Course Overview -  Watch a Video

This course is all about getting started with an enterprise architecture practice. In particular, it looks at what should be considered when attempting to establish or improve an enterprise architecture practice.

It provides the background to TOGAF-style architectures, as well as exposure to many subjects that are often glossed over by other enterprise architecture frameworks. In this, we establish the value that TOGAF brings to the discipline.

One of the major challenges with enterprise architecture frameworks is 'how to implement' them or, even more importantly, 'how to start'. Some prior knowledge of architecture is expected though not required.

Why you should take this course:

Enterprise Architecture is a discipline that consists of many areas, approaches, guidelines and techniques. There are a number of well known EA ‘frameworks’, including TOGAF® (Open Group), NAF (NATO), FEAF (US Federal CIO Council) and so on.

This course provides guidance on ‘how to start’; that is, how to go about getting your enterprise architecture practice established (or improved). It will provide you with enough insight and detail to integrate what you learn directly into your practice incrementally (a necessity, as many of the areas within enterprise architecture are allied but distinct).

This course is perfect for you if...

  • You have knowledge of EA, are TOGAF-certified, or are studying to gain your certification

  • You are commencing or want to improve an EA practice

  • You are a newly-appointed EA manager, a chief architect, an experienced EA practitioner, a lead architect, or a project/ programme manager

  • You want guidance and insight from senior EA practitioners on how to get started with implementation

  • You want exposure to the key implementation challenges which you and your team will face

  • You want to study in your own time, at your own pace and on devices of your choosing

Key features of this course:

  • Learn how to set up an effective EA Practice

  • A basic understanding and overview of TOGAF

  • 24 hours of course material

  • Exercises and submission for tutor review

  • Instant 12 months access

  • 24/7 tutor support


Course Syllabus - Download the Datasheet

  • An Overview of TOGAF - Linking Business & Architecture

    • TOGAF ‘refresher’ covering the 6 major components
      High-level view of Enterprise Architecture strategy components
      Framework help for Enterprise Architecture

  • The Enterprise Architecture Practice

    • Recognizing and using the differences and similarities between the PMO and the Enterprise Architecture Practice
      The Enterprise Architecture Practice and its placement and function within the organization
      Set up an Enterprise Architecture Practice
      Setting up and engaging an Architecture Board

  • EA Practice - Implement Vs Integration Approach

    • Understand why it is necessary to integrate an Enterprise Architecture framework rather than just implement it
      Management frameworks and integrating an Enterprise Architecture framework

  • EA Practice - Demand & Supply

    • Enterprise Architecture Information sources and requirements
      Enterprise Architecture Demand/Supply Model
      Asymmetric Demand
      Challenge model for understanding the position of the Enterprise Architecture Practice

  • EA Practice - Interaction of Strategy, Architecture & Delivery

    • Understand the environment of strategy
      Understand what makes up an Enterprise Architecture strategy
      Recognize the integration of the strategy into their environment
      Understand how to approach the implementation of Enterprise Architecture strategy

  • EA Practice - Operating & Engagement Models

    • Understanding the Enterprise Architecture Operating Model
      Operating model design, structure, adapting and testing
      Understanding the Enterprise Architecture Engagement Model
      Integrating related business unit functions and relevant interfaces

  • EA Practice - Capability Assessment

    • Benefits of a capability assessment
      Constructing and using a capability assessment

  • Governance - Standards & Principles

    • The fundamental elements of governance
      The difference between governance and management
      Recognizing the requirement for governance
      Understanding why governance is important
      Understanding how to create a governance framework

  • Services, Capabilities & Tools

    • Difference between services and capabilities
      Defining the required services and capabilities for the successful Enterprise Architecture Practice
      Recognizing the need for tools and how to choose the appropriate tools

  • Communications Strategy & Execution

    • Understanding communication, its complexity and scope
      Recognizing the criticality of communication and the involved effort

  • EA Charter

    • Understanding what an Enterprise Architecture charter is and why it is necessary
      Developing an Enterprise Architecture charter


Exams / Assessments

Students will be exposed to most of the challenges faced when setting up an enterprise architecture practice.

This is a practically-oriented course and does not come with any formal certification. Rather than simple quizzes on the content covered, each module concludes with a written exercise that encourages you to apply what you have learned. An experienced EA practitioner will then review what you have written.

There is no single correct answer, as the exercises are practical and require you to take into account your own organization's structure, politics, processes, objectives and tools as well as any existing frameworks.

Although there is no official examination or assessment, a certificate of completion will be awarded once you successfully finish the course.


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