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 existing EA 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.
Why 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.
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.
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
Roger Evernden - Leading Enterprise Architecture Expert, Author, Training Consultant, International Speaker, Good e-Learning Ambassador
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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
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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