Business Architecture Methodology

When applied and executed correctly Business Architecture can bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Below we take a look at some of the most frequent questions surrounding Business Architecture Methodology and Enterprise Architecture Methodologies.

 

This course will tell you what you need to be able to do to be a Business Architect. It will give you the tools to be able to do the job and teach you how to apply them using practical examples.

What is Business Architecture?

Business Architecture 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.

 

Business Architecture Methodology

Business Architecture aligns execution with strategy and creates a clear prioritization process for investments. Business architecture is much harder to implement than most imagine. Very few managers can describe the connection between top-line strategies and the work their organisation performs. It takes an organised and concerted effort to turn high-level strategy into meaningful action. The EA Learning Applied Business Architecture training course covers an end-to-end Business Architecture methodology designed to align action with strategy.

 

What is Enterprise Architecture?

An enterprise architecture (EA) is a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organisation. The intent of an enterprise architecture is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.

 

Enterprise Architecture Methods

Firstly, it is important not to confused Enterprise Architecture Methodologies with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks. Enterprise Architecture Methods are a structured collection of techniques which can be used to guide processes to achieve a particular goal.

The Architecture Development Method, often referred to by its abbreviation as the ADM is a detailed step-by-step process for developing or executing an Enterprise Architecture.

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an Enterprise Architecture Framework that enables you to design, evaluate, and build the right architecture for your organisation. TOGAF is a high level and holistic Enterprise Architecture approach to design, which is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology.

The TOGAF ADM is an Enterprise Architecture method that is the result of continuous contributions from a large number of architecture practitioners. It describes a method for developing and managing the lifecycle of 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.

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.

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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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