Business Architecture Training
Business Architecture Associates offers a series of in-house business architecture training courses. All courses are one day in duration, with certain recommended prerequisite courses. The basic core curriculum is typically selected as a starter set while businesses may pick and choose from various specialty courses. All courses are one day in duration unless otherwise specified.
This course covers the basics of business architecture practice setup, establishing value proposition and governance, blueprint creation and interdisciplinary alignment. It provides a comprehensive overview of the business architecture discipline and lays the foundation for the rest of the courses. Attendees of this course will have gained an extensive cross-section of business architecture knowledge and be prepared to move on to advanced courses focused on each of these areas.
This course delivers a comprehensive, industry proven approach to building the business architecture foundation. The course focuses on capability, value, organization and information mapping. Examples and exercises presented in this course are drawn from real world case studies across a number of industries. When you have completed this course you will have gone through the basic steps to establishing your foundational business architecture, which includes a capability map, value streams, organizational map, information map and related hybrid blueprints. The course also offers a snapshot of what would be done to extend the business architecture baseline and discusses how to get started.
It takes one set of skills to establish a business architecture, but takes another set of skills to leverage business architecture to deliver actionable results. This course focuses on practice-based business architecture concepts and skills, from strategy through initiative definition and deployment. Attendees will learn how to exercise and integrate strategic planning, business model innovation, business design concepts and product planning. In addition, the course puts a context on business architecture and business process management, case management and requirements definition. Attendees will take be able to see the end-to-end perspective practicing business architecture.
Extending the Business Architecture: An Introduction
Where there is no blueprint of a business, there is no corresponding blueprint of how the business benefits from IT investments and solutions. As a result, it is difficult to determine the impact of key decisions, deploy cross-functional initiatives, optimize key resources and funding, and streamline communication and deployments between business and IT. This course provides attendees with the ability leverage business architecture to maximize IT investments. With a robust business architecture as a baseline, this course leverages the Business / IT Architecture Transformation Framework™ and its systematic approach to business-driven, IT architecture transformation. Attendees will reassess how they pursue IT planning, investments and solution delivery in ways that are practical and insightful.
Once the value of business architecture is demonstrated within an organization, the next step is to formally establish the practice and role within the organization. This course describes how to establish and mature all aspects of a business architecture practice such as defining value proposition and measuring value, creating a roadmap for the practice, defining governance, selecting tools and defining organizational structures. It also covers critical success factors and common challenges. This course is beneficial for anyone who is just starting to establish a business architecture practice within their organization or for those who are already on the journey. Attendees will learn a practical approach to building, socializing and scaling a business architecture practice, and will use templates and approaches that can be applied to jumpstart their own practices.
Once the foundational knowledge and skills have been attained from other business architecture courses, they can be put within context for practical application. This course provides an end-to-end methodology for applying business architecture in various scenarios. It describes key activities to be performed as well as the inputs, outputs and roles involved with each. This course provides scenario-based case studies and an opportunity for hands-on application. It also provides tips for creating a business architecture playbook to ensure consistency. Attendees will gain hands-on experience and ideas for how to fully leverage business architecture within their organizations.
The capability mapping course provides an in-depth, one day session on capability mapping and includes a special session where a sample, high-level capability map is established for the organization. The result is a starter level 1-2 capability map for a business.
The value mapping course provides an in-depth, one day session on value mapping and includes a special session where a sample, high-level value streams are established for the organization. The result is a starter set of value streams for a business.
Engages attendees in a review of their current capability map against industry principles and best practices, hands-on rework and / or expansion of the capability map and confirmation of next steps for finalization and rollout. The results ensure a robust and industry-aligned foundation for an organization’s business architecture. This workshop is also beneficial in organizations where multiple competing capability maps exist but need to be reconciled into one enterprise view.
Engages attendees in a review of their current value streams against industry principles and best practices, hands-on rework and / or expansion of a core subset of value streams and confirmation of next steps for finalization and rollout. Also includes a sample capability cross-mapping exercise. The results ensure a robust and industry-aligned foundation for an organization’s business architecture.
The abbreviated executive training course provides a series of usage scenarios and vignettes for executives. The course focuses on value proposition and includes a discussion on strategic value and governance.
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