ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE (EA) FOUNDATION WORKSHOP– GTAM3

Course Description

Using technology to solve an immediate, pressing problem is relatively easy. Designing and implementing a robust architecture that serves the immediate needs to the enterprise and is consistent with the long-term strategic vision of the organization is a bit more difficult. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the practice of applying a comprehensive and rigorous method for describing, defining, designing, and ultimately deploying a framework that addresses business architecture, performance management, organizational structure, and process architecture.

This four-day, hands-on workshop explores EA and the move within organizations to adopt a rigorous process for describing the current and future states of an enterprise’s maturity as well as mapping out the steps necessary to move the organization forward. This course will equip architects and team leads with a working knowledge of EA, hands-on experience applying some of the most popular frameworks such as Zachman, TOGAF, DoDAF, and EABOK, and a broad awareness for the implications of EA and how to best support the adoption of EA through changes to people, processes, and technology.

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Duration

4 days

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Target Audience

This course is designed for architects who are responsible for system and enterprise architecture of their organization. System Designers and Development Managers can also benefit from this course.

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Course Prerequisites

The student should have a general understanding of Software development principles.

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please consult with us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.

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Course Content

1. WHY ARCHITECTURE MATTERS

Architects

Architects and Architecture

Group Discussion

Enterprise Architecture Definitions (Wikipedia)

More Enterprise Architecture Definitions

A Rose By Any Other Name

Enterprise, Solution, and Technical Architectures

City Planners

City Planning and EA

Examples of Enterprise Architecture

Solution Architecture

Examples of Solution Architecture

Solution Architecture Example: SOA for Insurance

Technical Architecture

Examples of Technical Architecture

Technical Architecture Example

Architecture Is Not Only Design

2. 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

3. STRATEGIC ARCHITECTURE

Architecture Domains

EA Domains

Architectural Abstraction Levels

Each Abstraction Level Has a Unique Goal

Conceptual Architecture Answers the ‘What’

Conceptual Architecture Example

Logical Architecture Answers the ‘How’

Logical Architecture Example

Physical Architecture Answers the ‘With What’

Physical Architecture Examples

Aligning the Enterprise

4. EA FRAMEWORK DETAILS

Zachman Framework™

Zachman Framework –

Scope & Business Rows

Zachman Framework

What is the Zachman Framework?

Zachman Framework

Framework Rules

Zachman Framework: Row 1 Scope/Planner’s View

Zachman Framework: Row 2 Enterprise Model/Designer’s View

Zachman Framework: Row 3 System Model/Designer’s View

Zachman Framework: Row 4 Technology Model/Builder’s View

Zachman Framework: Row 5 As Built/Integrator’s View

Zachman Framework: Row 6 Functioning Enterprise/User’s View

Zachman EA Key Points

TOGAF™ 9 Enterprise Edition. About The Open Group

TOGAF Origins

Member (End User) Driven

TOGAF Scope

TOGAF Goals

TOGAF 9 Components

TOGAF Capability Framework

ADM – Basic Principles

Preliminary Phase

Phase A Architecture Vision

Phase B Business Architecture

Business Architecture – Contents

Business Architecture – Steps

Phase C Information Systems Architectures

Data or Applications first ?

Phase D Technology Architecture

Phase E Opportunities and Solutions

Phase F Migration Planning

Phase G Implementation Governance

Phase H Architecture Change Management

5. 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™

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

Integrated 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?

6. ARCHITECTURE PRINCIPLES

EA Principles: Definition

Categories of Principles – 1/2

Categories of Principles – 2/2

EA Principles: They are Essential

EA Principles in the Wild – 1/2

EA Principles in the Wild – 2/2

Components of EA Principles

Qualities of Principles

EA Principles: Creation Process

Applying Architecture Principles

Business Principle: TOGAF Example – 1/2

Business Principle: TOGAF Example – 2/2

Data Principle: NIH Example – 1/2

Data Principle: NIH Example – 2/2

Enterprise Principle: MIT Example – 1/2

Enterprise Principle: MIT Example – 2/2

Class Exercise

7. 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

8. DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING AN EA PROGRAM

Enterprise-wide Architecture

Step 1: Determine EA Maturity

GAO EAMMF: Stages

GAO EAMMF: Attributes

GAO Enterprise Architecture Management Maturity Framework (EAMMF)

Step 2: Initiate an EA Program

EA as an Enterprise Asset

Obtain Executive Buy-In

Issue Executive EA Policy

Obtain Senior Executives and Business Units Support

Establish Management Structure and Control

Role: Chief Enterprise Architect

Team: Establish EA Steering Committee

Team: Establish EA Office

Team: EA Core Team

Step 3: Define Architecture Process and Approach

EA Program Activities and Results

EA Strategy and Communications Plan

Develop an EA Program Management Plan (EA PMP)

Step 4: Develop EA Content and Transition Plan

Initiate Development of the Enterprise Architecture

Creating EA Content

List of EA Deliverables

EA Development Process

Step 5: EA Maintenance

EA Maintenance

EA Adoption Best Practices (continued)

9. 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

10. DOCUMENTING ARCHITECTURES

Documenting Use Cases

Use Case Notation

Action Sequence

Use Case Relationships

Class Diagram

Class Notation in UML

The Name Compartment

The Attribute Compartment

The Operation Compartment

Object Diagram

Object Notation in UML

Object Links and Messages

Message Notation

Link Types

Examples of Object Links

Examples of Relationships in UML

Class Association Relationship

Class Association Relationships in UML

Reading Class Associations

Multiplicity

Reading Multiplicity

Aggregation

Aggregation: An Example

Composition

Composition: An Example

Qualification

Qualification: An Example

State Notation in UML

Start and End Points of a State Diagram

State Transitions

Sequence Diagram: Frames

Sequence Diagram: Frames Conditional Messages (alt)

Sequence Diagram: Frames Conditional Messages (opt)

Sequence Diagram: Frames Loop Messages (loop)

Sequence Diagram: Frames: Nesting

Sequence Diagram: Frames Interaction Occurrences

Sequence Diagram: Frames Interaction Occurrences…

Sequence Diagram: Frames Interaction Occurrences…

Sequence Diagram: Frames Interaction Occurrences…

BPMN Introduction

Key Tasks in Process Modeling

Roles and Responsibilities 1/2

Roles and Responsibilities 2/2

Process Modeling Standards

What is BPMN?

What Does BPMN Include?

The Eye of the Beholder

BPMN and BPEL

Basic Structure of a Process

Using Subprocess

The Start Event

Normal End Events

Abnormal End Events

Intermediate Events

Process State Management 1/2

Process State Management 2/2

Gateways

Exclusive Condition

Exclusive Condition Examples

Inclusive Condition

Parallel Execution

Event Choice

Merging Branches

Merging Examples

Looping with BMPN

Looping Options

More Examples

Modeling Roles & Responsibilities

Using Swim Lanes

Modeling B2B Interaction

Trading Partner Design Pattern

Modeling B2B Interactions

B2B Interaction Example

Black Box White Box Modeling

UML and BPMN comparison

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