INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE– GTAM4

Course Description

This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline and methodology of Enterprise Architecture (EA). The course is designed for architects and team leads who are new to EA. It will provide the high level concepts behind EA, its value proposition within enterprises, and an understanding of how to apply EA in practice. It will also discuss the various roles and responsibilities involved in effective EA adoption. In addition to high-level concepts and methodologies, this course will provide a practical understanding of how EA is developed in a step-by-step process.

^^

Duration

2 days

^^

Target Audience

This course is aimed at architects and senior technical leads with no existing background in EA.

^^

Course Prerequisites

Previous full life-cycle experience as an architect or technical lead is required.

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.

^^

Suggested Follow on Courses

Please contact us for further details.

^^

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. 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?

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

^^

See more Architecture courses