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Introduction to Enterprise Architecture Training

Course ID: WAS1537
Duration: 2 Days

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This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline and methodology of Enterprise Architecture (EA).  The course is designed for architects and team leads who are new to EA.  It will provide the high level concepts behind EA, its value proposition within enterprises, and an understanding of how to apply EA in practice.  It will also discuss the various roles and responsibilities involved in effective EA adoption.  In addition to high-level concepts and methodologies, this course will provide a practical understanding of how EA is developed in a step-by-step process.



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This course is aimed at architects and senior technical leads with no existing background in EA. 


Previous full life-cycle experience as an architect or technical lead is required.


Course Outline

Why Architecture Matters

  • Architects
  • Architects and Architecture
  • Group Discussion
  • Enterprise Architecure Definitions (Wikipedia)
  • A Rose By Any Other Name
  • Enterprise, Solution, and Technical Architectures
  • City Planners
  • City Planning and EA
  • Solution Architecture
  • Solution Architecture Example
  • Technical Architecture
  • Technical Architecture Example
  • Architecture is Not Only Design

EA Value Proposition

  • EA Value Proposition
  • Alignment
  • The Value of Alignment
  • Strategic Needs for Architecture
  • EA from Strategy to Technology
  • Tactical EA: IT Yearly Planning
  • Tactical EA: IT as an Investment Portfolio
  • Operational Needs for Architecture
  • Case Study - HUD
  • EA at HUD's SFH Department
  • SFH's Blueprint Definition Process Model
  • Case Study - Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • EA at BCBS
  • Solution Architecture at BCBS
  • BCBS Results

EA Frameworks and Methodologies

  • The Importance of a Framework for EA
  • EA Framework Family Tree
  • Zachman Framework
  • Zachman Framework Example
  • The Scope of the Zachman Framework
  • Zachman Framework Strengths and Weaknesses
  • TOGAF Architecture Model
  • Architectural Development Methodology
  • TOGAF Artifact Example
  • TOGAF Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Federal Enterprise Architectural Framework (FEAF)
  • FEAF Models
  • FEAF Artifact Example
  • DRM
  • FEAF Strengths and Weaknesses
  • DoDAF / MoDAF
  • DoDAF Views
  • DoDAF Example - Operational View (OV)
  • MoDAF Views
  • DoDAF / MoDAF Strengths and Weaknesses
  • TRAK
  • TRAK Architecture Perspectives
  • Other Aspects of TRAK
  • TRAK Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Which Framework is Right for your Organization?

Strategic Architecture

  • Architecture Domains
  • EA Domains
  • Architectural Abstraction Levels
  • Each Abstraction Level has a Unique Goal
  • Conceptual Architecture Answers the "What"
  • Conceptual Architecture - Delta
  • Conceptual Architecture - ING
  • Logical Architecture Answers the "How"
  • Logical Architecture - MIT
  • Physical Architecture Answers the "With What"
  • Physical Architecture - Microsoft
  • Aligning the Enterprise

Architecture Principles

  • EA Principles: Definition
  • Categories of Principles
  • EA Principles: They are Essential
  • EA Principles in the Wild
  • Components of EA Principles
  • Qualities of Principles
  • EA Principles: Creation Process
  • Applying Architecture Principles
  • Business Principle: TOGAF Example
  • Data Principle: NIH Example
  • Enterprise Principle - MIT Example
  • Class Exercise

Governing EA

  • What is Governance?
  • IT Governance
  • IT Decision Making
  • IT Governance Models
  • Business Monarchy
  • IT Monarchy
  • Feudal
  • Federal
  • IT Duopoly
  • Anarchy
  • Governance Decision Matrix
  • IT Governance at UPS
  • IT Governance at Dupont
  • Typical Governance Patterns
  • Study Findings
  • Governance Best Practices

EA Lessons Learned and Anti-Patterns

  • Key EA Lessons Learned
  • Three Critical Changes EA Must Make to Survive Hard Times
  • Scott Ambler's EA Anti-Patterns
  • EA Anti-Patterns

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