Advanced Enterprise Architecture Concepts

Advanced Enterprise Architecture Concepts

Advanced concepts on the value of EA, managing EA, leading EA teams and linking EA to other governance processes

8-11 December 2009 (10-18)
Location: Crowne Plaza Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium)
Presented in English by
Price: 2400 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance

Start of each workshop day

This programme is spread over 4 days, from 10h00 till 18h00, with a lunch around 13h00. Our speaker, John Gøtze, will be present from 9h30 in case you have specific questions.

This four-day course is intended to build experience in managing EA programs, establishing/leading EA teams, winning EA work, delivering EA products, and using EA to improve mission performance. The course will also cover advanced concepts on linking EA to other governance processes, including capital planning, program management, security, and human resources management.

There is a guest appearance by Kristof Dierckxsens ( on Day 4.

Day 1: Advanced use of your enterprise architecture
  • Implementing Standards and Profiles
    • Standards for EA and for Service-Oriented Architectures (WS-*, REST, ...)
    • EA standards for government
    • CMU's EA Audit Model
    • EA Profiles and reference models
  • Implementing the EA Value Scorecard
    • Determining the value of doing EA
    • 5 value areas:
      • strategic alignment (achieving strategic goals)
      • managing change
      • improving business performance
      • improving service delivery
      • controlling technology costs
    • Which value area(s) do you want to tackle with your EA ?
    • Additional areas of value generated by EA
    • Measuring the value of your EA Program
  • Developing the EA Management & Transition Plan
    • Purpose of the EA Management & Transition Plan
    • Example EA Management Plan
    • Current Architecture Descriptions
    • Future Architecture Descriptions
  • Using EA information for planning and decision making
    • Use in Strategic & Scenario Planning
    • Use in Investment Decision Making
    • Use in Project Management
    • Use in IT Security Planning
    • Use in Workforce Planning and Outsourcing
Day 2: EA Program Management
  • EA program management overview
    • EA Program Focus and Scope
    • EA Program Roles and Responsibilities
    • The EA program critical success factors
    • Gaining and maintaining customer support: your EA Communications Plan
    • Development and use of your EA Business Case
    • Enterprise Architecture as Strategy (based on the book by Ross, Weill and Robertson)
    • Discussion of EA as Strategy for e.g. Delta Airlines and Antwerp Airways
  • EA Program Area 1: Performance objectives and metrics
    • Determining EA Program Objectives
    • Integration of EA and IT Governance
    • Measuring EA Program Performance using EVM (Earned Value Management)
    • Determining EA Program Risk and Developing Mitigation Strategies
  • EA Program Area 2: Budgets for your EA Program
    • Developing EA Program Budgets
    • Using Business Cases for EA Program Budgets
    • Adjusting EA Program Budgets
    • Showing EA Budgets in Business Cases
    • Return-on-Investment (ROI) and Net Present Value (NPV)
  • EA Program Area 3: Your EA Program Schedule
    • Developing EA Project Schedules
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Task Lists Gantt Charts and PERT Charts
    • Adjusting EA Program Schedule Baselines
Day 3: Setting up your EA Team and dealing with customers and contractors
  • EA Program Area 4: Staffing of your EA Program
    • Identifying EA team staffing requirements: work towards having a high-performance EA Team
    • Group dynamics: forming, storming, norming and performing team members
    • Putting your EA Team together
    • Skills requirements of your EA Team
    • What if consultants are used ?
    • Managing your EA Team
    • The role of the Chief Enterprise Architect
  • EA Program Area 5: Customer Relationship Management
    • Gaining and maintaining customer support for your EA Program
    • Managing contractor relationships
Day 4: EA Deliverables and Final Remarks
  • EA Program Area 6: Deliverables and tracking
    • Deliverables overview: EA project plan (based on the EA implementation methodology), documentation, schedule, ...
    • Deliverables examples such as statement of work, project schedule and training plan
    • Coherency Management (based on the book by Doucet, Gøtze, Saha and Bernard)
  • EA Program Governance
  • EA Program Maturity, based on GAO's EAMMF and OMB's EAAF
  • What is the link with CMMI ?
  • EA Program Auditing example, based on the EA Audit Model (EA2M)
  • 13h30 till 15h00: Guest Speaker: Advanced Use of EA
    (by Kristof Dierckxsens, who works as an Enterprise Architect and Consultant at within the European IT Governance Team of Electrabel, twitter: @kdierc) Participation in this guest presentation is free but registration is required.
  • Kristof will explain his experience with:
    • getting EA into a company,
    • using EA in project and program management,
    • the link between EA and governance,
    • setting up an EA team and an EAB (EA board),
    • the role of the chief enterprise architect,
    • ...
End of each workshop day

This workshop is organised in cooperation with CMU logo and EA Fellows.

The number of participants is limited to 16 for maximum interaction and learning experience. During this workshop, free wifi Internet access will be available to our participants.

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