Training course: Enterprise and Business Architecture


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The training covers issues from Enterprise Architecture business case, framework, single page EA, design examples, business architecture, IT applications and technology templates, to governance, best practices and soft issues like culture and leadership, EA inhibitors, maturity etc. The course is based on the EA textbook. The training may be held if enough candidates apply at one time.

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Training course: Enterprise and Business Architecture

  1. 1. Enterprise Architecture (EA) Development and Strategic Planning Training Adrian Grigoriu Curriculum 1st Day:  Goal and Scope of this  Enterprise state, problem and drivers for change  Enterprise Architecture (EA), the solution to the Enterprise problems  Enterprise Architecture Benefits  The EA Key Benefits Indicators table  The Enterprise Architecture Business Case (NPV, Payback…)  EA frameworks overview and critique  History and overview  Zachman framework  FEA and TOGAF  DoDAF  Other EA frameworks  EA framework types  The EA frameworks classification  Enterprise Architecture related technologies and issues  WS, SOA, ERPs…  Business Process Management, BPEL, BPMN, B2B  6 Sigma, Capability Maturity Model (CMM)  ITIL, COBIT, Val IT  Compliance issues  Balanced Scorecard  Agile Processes, AP
  2. 2. 2nd Day  Specification of the EA development framework  The Enterprise Architecture anatomy and components  The Enterprise context, stakeholders and Use Cases  Enterprise Business Functions  Enterprise Business Flows  The Enterprise layers  The logic/functional architecture  The EA GODS: Governance, Operations, Development and Support  The Technology Architecture (IT Applications and Infrastructure)  The People and organization architecture  Stakeholders' Views (Location, Planning, Finance, Performance…)  The Information Architecture View  Architecture principles and technology platforms guidelines  Enterprise Reference Maps  Enterprise Value Chains  Business and Operating models  EA Business Reference Map/Template  EA Applications Reference Map/Template  EA Infrastructure Reference Map/Template  EA patterns  The Single Page Enterprise Architecture  The EA framework  The FFLV framework three dimensions  The EA decomposition tree  The EA navigation cube
  3. 3.  The EA key views of the basic EA framework  The basic EA navigation  The EA framework metamodel
  4. 4. 3rd Day  FFLV mapping to Zachman, TOGAF and DODAF  Enterprise wide IT architecture  The Role of IT  IT obsolescence  Business drivers and requirements from IT  Typical IT developments  Applications and Infrastructure inventories  Applications Interconnections table  SOA - Service Oriented Architecture  SOA, what is it? WOA.  SOA design best practices  EA versus SOA and WS  SOA versus ERP, SaaS  SOA benefits  SOA lessons learnt  Strategic Planning and EA alignment to Business Strategy  Environment Analysis: Porter’s Five Forces, PESTEL Analysis  Company analysis  Stakeholders’ needs, Financial analysis, Process improvements  Strategies specification  Strategy balancing against stakeholders  Assess strategies for suitability, acceptability criteria  Strategy mapping to the EA tree and execution  Best Practices of the EA implementation process  Discover As-IS at all layers  Map strategy and specify To-Be Enterprise State
  5. 5.  Assess gaps and roadmap the Enterprise Transformation  Execute transformation and re-iterate
  6. 6. 4th Day  An EA development exercise (practical exercise): your EA  Capture Enterprise Mission, Business Strategy and Objectives  Outline Enterprise Products, Stakeholders and Use Cases  …  How to use the EA framework for outsourcing, M&A …  EA governance, program and site taxonomy  EA triggers and roadblocks  EA maturity and sell  EA compliance  EA tools  EA politics and the Enterprise culture 5th Day  The Role of the Enterprise Architect  Current kinds of EAs  EA Architect selection  EA architect leadership  EA architect tasks  The EA current state  The EA future outlook  The Virtual Enterprise  EA layers virtualization  Enterprise outsourcing  The Cloud Enterprise  Recap: Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Planning  Why EA and why choose this FFLV framework
  7. 7.  EA: To Be or Not To BE