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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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