Applying Enterprise Business Architecture

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days
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Business architecture is made up of many components and architects, though not all of them would be useful for every organization. This course aims to help participants get a thorough understanding of the different components and artifacts, to understand the benefits and limitations of each and be able to provide the highest possible business value. The course discusses how participants can ensure that business value is maintained when a business transitions from strategic initiatives to tactical initiatives, while using the best possible approach based on the characteristics and features of the initiative as well as the business strategies. This three-day course covers the complete breadth of an enterprise-wide analysis while drilling down into business architecture.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn to be the strategic advisor for both business and technology operations
  • Leverage architectural models to bridge business units and technology organizations
  • Work with product owners to identify gaps between business capabilities and product roadmaps
  • Build a business architecture that meets the needs of your enterprise
  • Use techniques and tools to build business architecture components and artifacts
  • Define scope of initiatives through the re-use of architectural components
  • Recognize problems and opportunities using business architecture
  • Discover opportunities and assess feasibility of solutions
  • Apply architectural principles to business opportunities
  • Capture stakeholder views and business requirements


  • What to expect
  • Enterprise support
  • Business architecture maturity levels
  • Business architecture capabilities
  • Business analyst and architect synergy
  • What do architects do?
  • More advanced competencies
  • Exercise: Competency assessment

  • The shift: Strategic to Tactical
  • Part of the enterprise architecture
  • Benefits of aligning architecture
  • What is business architecture?
  • Capture the knowledge in blueprints
  • Build relationship maps for decision making
  • Outcome-driven business architecture
  • Why have a business architecture?
  • Exercise: Tactical or strategic – selling the business architecture

  • Frameworks overview
  • Zachman framework
  • TOGAF®
  • FEA
  • Relevant bodies of knowledge
  • BABOK®
  • Exercise: Which framework to apply

  • Architecture requirements
  • Architecture boundaries
  • Applying the context diagrams and solution views
  • Architecture structure
  • Which components, relationships and views
  • Modelling hints and tips
  • Notations and modelling languages
  • Exercise: Stakeholder views, Building blocks reality check, Name two quiz

  • Needed inputs to the business architecture
  • Business model canvas and benefits of asking business model questions
  • Strategy and benefits of asking strategy questions
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Business operating model
  • Identifying business scenarios
  • Assess maturity and capabilities
  • Exercise: Applying business model and business operating model, true or false quiz

  • Architecture development
  • Define boundaries and analyze stakeholders
  • Select components, frameworks and notations
  • Identify elicitation, analysis techniques and tools
  • Why approaches vary
  • Create a business case
  • Present to management
  • Presenting complex content
  • Exercise: Agenda for future state model, challenge scenario, prepare for building

  • Leverage what you have – existing assets
  • Adding more models and maps
  • Organization model
  • Functional decomposition model
  • Swim lane and value streams
  • Business capabilities and services
  • Relationship and alignment maps
  • Exercise: List business capabilities, which maps, pick one quiz

  • Business architecture engagement model
  • Sell to the enterprise
  • Adoption assessment and organizational acceptance
  • Get others to leverage the business architecture
  • Quickly build trust with stakeholders
  • Be an advisor, find opportunities
  • Connect to tactical projects
  • Re-using organizational assets
  • Exercise: Re-use examples, lessons learned
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Who should attend

Irrespective of whether you are from the business domain or the technology domain, anyone who would like to have an enterprise view of business and want to ensure that the business’ strategies are realized can participate in this course. The course is highly recommended for –

  • Business analysts
  • Business or functional managers
  • Product or process owners
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Solution architects
  • Technical architects (application, infrastructure or information)


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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