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Introduction to Enterprise Architecture for the Private Sector

In this one-day course, you will learn about Enterprise Architecture and how it can be used to address the challenges faced by business and Information Technology groups within an organization. You will become familiar with various models and frameworks that can be used to manage complexity, and you will learn about the Enterprise Architecture process and its applicability to project portfolio management.

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

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Who Should Attend?

Private sector business and IT executives, program managers, business transformation directors, business and IT project leaders, IT architects, IT analysts and designers, enterprise architects and enterprise architect program managers, policy and planning analysts, program review analysts, business architects, business analysts, business designers, business solution consultants, business transformation analysts and designers

What You'll Learn

  • Function of EA models, reference models, frameworks, and artifacts in the production of an enterprise business architecture for a given sector
  • Value of EBA in aligning and optimizing business and systems models
  • Role of enterprise models in business transformation and alignment

Course Outline

1. The Challenges for Complexity and Change

  • Key Challenges Faced by a Transformation Initiative that Can Be Mitigated by Enterprise Architecture
  • Impact of Essential and Accidental Complexity on Success of Transformation Initiatives
  • Cost-Justifying Enterprise Architecture Projects Based on Reduction of Risks Associated with Transformation Complexity

2. Mastering Complexity and Change

  • Five Architectural Strategies to Master Complexity
  • Three Planning Principles to Master the Challenges of Continuous Change

3. How Enterprise Architecture Maintains Alignment

  • Contribution of Enterprise Architecture and its Associated Architecture Domains to Master Essential and Accidental Complexity
  • Contribution of Business Architecture to Other Architecture Domains
  • Function of Frameworks in Producing Architecture

4. Using Blueprints and Roadmaps to Guide Successful Transformations

  • Contribution of Enterprise Architecture and Project Portfolio Management to Effective Transformation Governance
  • Depth and Breadth of Enterprise Architecture Deliverables Required to Support Outcomes of Each Stage of a Transformation Initiative
  • Specifying Architecture Requirements to Support Project Portfolio Management Gating Processes

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