Set up an effective EA Practice
A basic understanding of TOGAF
12 months access
24 hours of course material
Exercise submission for tutor review
Quizzes & revision modules
Expert tutor support
Certificate of completion
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
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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
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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