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Introduction to Business Architecture for the Private Sector

GK# 8969

Course Overview

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In this two-day course, you will learn the role of Business Architecture within Enterprise Architecture. You will also learn about the use of business models in representing business strategy, operations, information, and work.

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.

What You'll Learn

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  • Use of business models to:
    • Rapidly assess business risks and identify opportunities
    • Plan and design business transformations
    • Align IT architecture with business strategy
    • Gain stakeholder consensus and commitment
  • Use the EBA roadmap to plan EBA project modeling activities
  • Use reference models in the design of private sector lines of business, products, and processes to:
    • Improve efficiency through re-use: better, faster, cheaper
    • Standardize
  • Use a business model to represent and improve design of:
    • Lines of business, products, and services
    • Value chains of private sector enterprises
    • Business processes required to provide services
  • Charter an EBA initiative, including expected outcomes, deliverables, activities, and resource requirements

Outline

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1. What Business Architecture Is

  • Business Architecture Premise, Drivers, Mission, and Goals
  • Business Architecture Relative to Other Architectures (e.g., Enterprise, Information, Applications, and Technology Architectures)
  • Use and Benefits of Business Models
    • Representing and improving the design of lines of business, products, and processes
    • Aligning organizational structures, functions, and performance measures
    • Supporting project and portfolio benefits planning and realization
  • Business Architecture Roadmap and its Use in Planning Project Modeling Activities
  • Differences and Relationships between Business Analysis and Business Models
  • Distinguishing between Business Blueprints and Business Roadmaps in Transformation

2. Context Modeling

  • Context Modeling within Broader EBA Roadmap
  • Key Lines of Business Concepts and Relationships
  • Use of Reference Models to Enhance Business Design
  • Specifying Set of Models Used in Context Modeling, as well as their Applications
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Program Logic Model (PLM)
    • Analyzing and aligning changes to business results or outcomes
    • Representing the contribution of products to broader strategic objectives
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Product and Service Alignment Model (PSAM)
    • Aligning product or service outputs to target group needs
    • Structuring vertical accountability relationships

3. Value Chain Modeling

  • Value Chain Modeling within Broader EBA Roadmap
  • Key Value Chain Concepts and Relationships
  • Specifying Set of Models and Applications (Strategic and Tactical) Used in Value Chain Design
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Service Integration and Accountability Model (SIAM)
    • Structure horizontal accountability relationships
    • Specify business interoperability and service level requirements
  • Key Trust Model Concepts, including Relationship to SIAM

4. Service Modeling: Information

  • Service Modeling within Broader EBA Roadmap
  • Key Service Modeling Concepts and Relationships
  • Specifying Set of Models Used in Service Modeling and their Applications
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Semantic Diagram
    • Information requirements
    • Gain stakeholder consensus on common language (semantic interoperability)
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a State Transition Diagram
    • Business rules
    • Functional or process requirements
  • Key Information Model Concepts, including Relationship to Semantic Diagram and State Transition Diagram

5. Service Modeling: Function

  • Key Function Model Concepts, including Relationship to Business and System Use Cases
  • Use of Reference Models to Identify a Complete Set of Program Management, Service Management, and Service Delivery Processes
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Business Use Case Diagram
    • Functional requirements
    • Service processes
    • Cross-functional business processes

6. Process Modeling: Rules

  • Process Modeling within Broader EBA Roadmap
  • Key Process Modeling Concepts and Relationships, including Business Scenarios and Workflows
  • Specify Set of Models Used in Process Modeling, as well as their Applications
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Scenario Variation Matrix
    • Business rules
    • Access and manage complexity of workflow models
  • Key Policy/Rules Model Concepts, including Relationship to State Transition Diagram, Workflow Models, and Rules Management Solutions

7. Process Modeling: Network and Workflow

  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Business Network Model
    • Logistics requirements
    • Technical interoperability requirements
  • Reading, Evaluating, and Applying a Workflow Model
    • Define the work
    • Process automation requirements
  • Key Network Model Concepts, including Relationship to Business and IT Network Models and Workflow Models

8. EBA Projects and Governance

  • Chartering an EBA Initiative, including Stakeholders, Expected Outcomes, Deliverables, Activities, and Resources
    • Use the EBA roadmap to plan EBA project modeling activities
    • Describe the functions and tools required to govern re-use of business models

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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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

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

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