Applied Business Architecture

What is Business Architecture?

A brief introduction to Business Architecture is that it defines the business strategy, governance, organisation and key business processes. People who develop and maintain business architecture are known as business architects. Business Architecture primarily focuses on the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together.

 

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What are the Business Architecture Tools and Techniques?

In our Applied Business Architecture training course, we teach you to bridge the gap between strategy and execution by applying best practice Business Architecture Tools and Techniques. These Business Architecture Tools and Techniques include;

 

Business Architecture

Business Architecture is often conducted as part of an Enterprise Business Architecture. While an enterprise architecture practice in the past had focused primarily on the technological aspects of change, the practice is quickly evolving to use a rigorous business architecture approach to address the organizational and motivational aspects of change as well.

 

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is a much broader discipline than the sum of Business Architecture. Enterprise Architecture is comprised of Business Architecture, IT Architecture, Value Architecture, Process Architecture and more.

 

Business Application Architecture

Business Application Architecture is one of the several architecture domains that forms the pillars of enterprise architecture. An applications architecture describes the behavior of applications used in a business, focused on how they interact with each other and with users. It is focused on the data consumed and produced by applications rather than their internal structure.

 

Architecture Development Model

In our TOGAF training course, we cover Enterprise Architecture principles and best practices including the Architecture Development Model (ADM). The ADM describes a method for developing and managing the lifecycle of an enterprise architecture, and forms the core of TOGAF. It integrates elements of TOGAF described in this document as well as other available architectural assets, to meet the business and IT needs of an organization.

 

Implementing Enterprise Architecture

When Implementing Enterprise Architecture it is imperative to be mindful of the complexity of such task. Enterprise Architecture touches on many aspects such as business, IT (and especially the alignment of these two), strategic portfolio management, project management and risk management. Enterprise Architecture is by definition about cooperation and therefore it is impossible to operate in isolation. Successful Enterprise Architecture application in the organization is typically approached as a change project with clearly defined goals, metrics, stakeholders, appropriate governance and accountability, and with assigned responsibilities in place.

While the above is a brief, simplified outline of Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and the Frameworks and Methodologies used, we encourage you to contact us via the below form with any additional questions or comments you may have. Alternatively click to find out more on our Applied Business Architecture and TOGAF training courses.

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This course is designed to help you and your organisation to strengthen the business planning process by applying best practice business architecture methods and techniques. Applied Business Architecture is a hands-on course that combines elements of theory, practice and evaluation to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience in Business Architecture. The course will provide you with a practical understanding of:

  • How to link strategy and execution with effective planning
  • Mapping and communicating business motivation
  • Mapping business capabilities
  • How to use capability-based planning and business anchor models to develop a business   architecture
  • How to begin to plan for transition

The structure of the course is as follows:

      Module 1. Course Outline ​

      Module 2. Capability-based Planning ​

      Module 3. Strategic Planning and Business Architecture ​

      Module 4. Stakeholder Engagement and Facilitation ​

      Module 5. Business Modelling ​

      Module 6. Value Mapping and Value System Model ​

      Module 7.  Capability Mapping and Business Capability Model​

      Module 8. Introduction to Strategic Analyses ​

      Module 9. Strategic Analysis: Maturity ​

     Module 10. Strategic Analysis: Projects ​

     Module 11. Strategic Analysis: Pain Points ​

     Module 12. Strategic Analysis: Customer Value​

     Module 13. Strategic Analysis: Industry and Environment ​

     Module 14. Disruption and Strategic Impact

     Module 15. Problem Synthesis and Definition ​

     Module 16. Strategy Mapping and Business Motivation Model​

     Module 17. Strategic Analysis: Strategic Importance ​

     Module 18. Operationalising Strategy ​

     Module 19. Target Architecture and Operating Model ​

     Module 20. Transition Planning and Roadmap View ​

     Module 21. Connecting Architecture with IT and Business

 

 

Professionals working in or aspiring to work in the following roles:

  • Business Architects
  • Domain and Solution Architects
  • Technology Leaders
  • Business Technology Partners
  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Project and Portfolio Managers
  • IT Strategy Managers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Presales Consultants
  • IT Managers
  • Transformation and Strategy Managers
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