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Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

GK# 8974

Course Overview


In this course, through lecture and participation in case study-driven workshops, you will learn about Enterprise Architecture (EA) 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. You will also learn about the Enterprise Architecture process and its applicability to project portfolio management.

Participants are required to attend in-class session and achieve 70% on a 10-question multiple-choice examination.


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What You'll Learn

  • Understand the function of EA models, reference models, frameworks, and artifacts in the production of an enterprise business architecture for a given sector
  • Explain the value of EBA in aligning and optimizing business and systems models
  • Explain the role of enterprise models in business transformation and alignment


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1. The Challenges for Complexity and Change

  • Diagnosing Key Challenges Faced by a Transformation Initiative that Can Be Mitigated by Enterprise Architecture
  • Distinguishing 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

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

3. How Enterprise Architecture Maintains Alignment

  • Specifying the Contribution of Enterprise Architecture and Its Associated Architecture Domains To Master Essential And Accidental Complexity
  • Specifying the Contribution of Business Architecture to Other Architecture Domains
  • Specifying the Function of Frameworks in Producing Architecture

4. Using Blueprints and Roadmaps To Guide Successful Transformations

  • Identifying the Contribution of Enterprise Architecture and Project Portfolio Management To Effective Transformation Governance
  • Specifying 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

Who Should Attend


Public 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

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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: 1 day

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Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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