Soft Skills for Enterprise Architects<br />Keith Flanagan<br />Architecting the Enterprise<br />
“The role of the EA has changed....”<br />“Businesses are not concerned with IT – they’re concerned about results”<br />“E...
In short...<br />Value<br />“IT’S A NEW DAY”<br />Empower<br />Communicate<br />Change<br />Leadership<br />
SSFEA Course Aim<br />To equip the Enterprise Architect (EA) with a defined ‘toolbox’ of soft skills to compliment their t...
NEED<br />“Organizations have been and continue to be challenged by linking EA to business strategy”<br />‘EMEA Enterprise...
SSFEA pronounced ‘Sophia’ – Goddess of Wisdom<br />
What are SSFEA’s USPs?<br />Developed Subject Matter Experts with over 60-years combined real-time experience in Enterpris...
Enterprise Architecture drives organisational change<br />Inspire change<br />Common <br />understanding <br />of change<b...
In order to qualify for ILM endorsement, you must complete a work-based assignment (WBA) (circa 500 words).<br />The WBA i...
SSFEA.....It’s not how smart you are…<br />But how you are smart!<br />
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This course has been designed for those working in the Enterprise Architecture space that are required to communicate with business leaders and key stakeholders.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8w8QSo3OaU
  • The first bullet point of the key findings by Gartner research paper released this (Feb 2011) month.
  • Sophia was, and is, one of the most worshiped Goddesses. Even today, a huge Sophia cult still exists. Her name means &quot;Wisdom&quot;. Sophia is the Greek version of her name.The Ancient Greeks said “Committing yourself to Sophia will lead you on a difficult path. If you respect her she will lead you to your truth and your justice. We find wisdom inside ourselves through Sophia. She is associated with alchemy. Her alchemical processes take place inside you.”
  • The SSFEA course is a two day workshop and covers the following critical soft skills: Change Management Emotional Intelligence Leadership Effective Communication Transactional Analysis Feedback How Teams Work Indoor exercises Logical Analysis Stakeholder Management Risk Management A written assignment  In addition to the training modules, the course makes extensive use of exercises with critical assessments so that the delegate receives feedback whilst it’s still fresh. Additionally, delegates will be required to undertake a short work-based assignment which may be externally verified by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • Provide information of the WBA.This should’ve been covered in the JI’s. Ask questions to ascertain confirmation of understanding and address any issues.
  • Soft Skills for Enterprise Architects (SSFEA)

    1. 1. Soft Skills for Enterprise Architects<br />Keith Flanagan<br />Architecting the Enterprise<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3. “The role of the EA has changed....”<br />“Businesses are not concerned with IT – they’re concerned about results”<br />“EAs need to develop skills such as empathy and communication”<br />“Most EAs do a ‘really bad job’ at explaining the value of enterprise architecture”<br />“EAs need to empower and enable change in the organisation”<br />Gartner messages...<br />
    4. 4. In short...<br />Value<br />“IT’S A NEW DAY”<br />Empower<br />Communicate<br />Change<br />Leadership<br />
    5. 5. SSFEA Course Aim<br />To equip the Enterprise Architect (EA) with a defined ‘toolbox’ of soft skills to compliment their technical knowledge, which enhances their personal and professional function and enables them to communicate and present ideas to business.<br />
    6. 6. NEED<br />“Organizations have been and continue to be challenged by linking EA to business strategy”<br />‘EMEA Enterprise Architecture Priority Trends, 2008 to 2011’<br />Gartner research paper published 4 Feb 2011<br />
    7. 7. SSFEA pronounced ‘Sophia’ – Goddess of Wisdom<br />
    8. 8. What are SSFEA’s USPs?<br />Developed Subject Matter Experts with over 60-years combined real-time experience in Enterprise Architecture and Leadership<br />It is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership & Management<br />It is a participative course to enhance the learning experience<br />It meets the needs of the business<br />It is non-specific (can be utilized by any Practitioner irrespective of the preferred methodology)<br />The skills are transferable to all areas of people management – however, it isEA specific<br />THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT OUT THERE!<br />
    9. 9. Enterprise Architecture drives organisational change<br />Inspire change<br />Common <br />understanding <br />of change<br />Make change happen<br />TM<br />Soft skills are critical to the management of organisational change in the context of Enterprise Architecture<br />
    10. 10. In order to qualify for ILM endorsement, you must complete a work-based assignment (WBA) (circa 500 words).<br />The WBA is assessed by the Instructor/Internal Verifier to ensure it meets the requirements of the ILM and Course Objectives.<br />A percentage of the WBAs are re-assessed by an AtE Internal Verifier to ensure consistency in Instructor marking.<br />An AtE Certificate of Competence, endorsed by the ILM is then issued. <br />ILM Work-based Assignment (WBA)<br />
    11. 11. SSFEA.....It’s not how smart you are…<br />But how you are smart!<br />
    12. 12. CONTACT! <br />keith.flanagan@architecting-the-enterprise.com<br />sales@architecting-the-enterprise.com<br />www.architecting-the-enterprise.com<br />

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