Advanced Enterprise Architecture Concepts

Advanced Enterprise Architecture Concepts


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

14-17 October 2008 (10-18)
Location: Crowne Plaza Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium)
Presented in English by
Price: 2400 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this workshop ?

  How to become a Certified Enterprise Architect ?

Register for the Fundamentals, Applied and Advanced EA workshop.

(Not convinced ? Listen to the podcast about this intensive programme)

Even after understanding how to use the enterprise architecture framework (the EA³ Cube) as a tool to align strategy, business and technology ("EA = S + B + T"); and even after knowing how to apply and implement the various EA concepts; you are probably still wondering how you can implement and improve enterprise architecture in your company. Typical questions that may arise and that will be answered during this workshop are:

  • How can you show the advantages of having an enterprise architecture ? What is the added value of EA ?
  • Where and how do you start with building an enterprise architecture ?
  • What is the lifecycle of an EA ?
  • (How) Can you assess the maturity of your EA ?
  • what are the roles and responsibilities of an EA team and the chief enterprise architect ?
  • How can you link EA to other governance processes such as capital planning, program management and HRM ?
  • How do you use EA with outsourcing or with mergers & acquisitions ?
  • ...

About this workshop:

This "Advanced EA Concepts" workshop builds upon prior knowledge of EA concepts and practices, gained in

  • the "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" and
  • the "Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts" workshops.

This specific workshop is intended to build proficiency in managing EA programs, establishing/leading EA teams, winning EA work, delivering EA products, and using EA to improve mission performance. Although it is not absolutely necessary to have attended the 2 workshops above, it is required that participants understand the EA3 cube, and have read the book on EA3 by Scott Bernard.

The course will also cover advanced concepts on linking EA to other governance processes, including capital planning, program management, security, and human resources management (HRM).

Why should you attend this workshop ?

Following this workshop, participants will have an advanced understanding of EA concepts and practices, and should be able to more successfully establish and lead EA teams and projects in the public and private sector, as well as develop project proposals and gain/maintain customer and stakeholder confidence and support. This will result in improved EA program success, higher quality EA documentation products, improved communication with EA clients and stakeholders, and increased EA value delivery

At the end of the "Advanced Enterprise Architect Concepts" workshop, participants will receive a Dual Course Completion Certificate issued by Telelogic and CMU. Of course, only participants who have attended all 3 workshops will attain the Certified Enterprise Architect" certification.

Who should attend this workshop ?

This workshop is particularly useful for anyone who is involved in enterprise architecture.

This includes, but is not restricted to Business Managers, Program Managers, Technology Managers, Technical Staff.

This workshop is organised in cooperation with CMU logo and Telelogic logo. 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.

About the Certification Programme

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of Enterprise Architecture (EA) ? Are you trying to control business and technology development projects ? But you don't know for sure if your line-of-business applications support your business goals ? Do you need to learn EA best practices, so that you can maximize the benefits of EA for your organization ?

If so, then the new Enterprise Architecture Certification Program, offered by Telelogic and by Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Software Research International (ISRI), one of the world's leading IT education and research centers, and organised by I.T. Works in Belgium, is the program for you. "It is an honour and a pleasure to launch the EA-certification programme developed by Carnegie Mellon University here in Europe. Over the past several years, the demand for EA-competencies in Europe has increased tremendously, and it is time to roll out professional certification here now", says Dr. John Gøtze, the International President of the Association of Enterprise Architects, and instructor of the certification courses.

This Enterprise Architecture certification program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to successfully implement an EA initiative in the public or private sector. You will learn EA concepts, best practices, and tools from experienced Carnegie Mellon certified instructors. The Certification Program is built from three intensive courses which provide a comprehensive development program for Enterprise Architects: the "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" course, the "Applied Enterprise Architecture" course and this "Advanced Enterprise Architecture". You will attain "Certified Enterprise Architect" status after passing three intensive exams for each of these courses.

 Full Programme

9.30h - 10.00h
Registration and coffee/tea
9.30h
Registration (only first day)
  How to become a Certified Enterprise Architect ?

Register for the Fundamentals, Applied and Advanced EA workshop.

(Not convinced ? Listen to the podcast about this intensive programme)

10.00h
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.

The course builds upon prior knowledge of EA concepts and practices. The course is intended to build proficiency 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.

Spread over 4 days, the "Advanced Enterprise Architecture" workshop covers:

  • An EA program management overview
  • The EA program critical success factors
  • Integration of EA and IT Governance
  • Development and use of business cases
  • Developing and managing EA program budgets and schedules
  • Developing an EA project schedule
  • Managing EA program risk
  • EA program metrics using EVM (Earned Value Management)
  • EA team development, staffing and training
  • Developing an EA statement of work
  • EA program maturity using GAO's EAMMF (EA Management Maturity Framework), OMB's EAAF (EA Assessment Framework), CMU's CMM-EA (Capability Maturity Model) and Ross/Weill/Robertson's 4-stage maturity
  • EA program governance
  • EA management and transition plans
  • Using EA in strategic and Scenario Planning, Business Process Improvement, IT Investment Decision-Making, IT Project Management, IT Security Planning, IT Workforce planning, IT outsourcing, ...
  • Developing an EA training and personal development plan

18.00h
End of each workshop day

This workshop is organised in cooperation with CMU logo and Telelogic logo.

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.

 Speakers


John Gotze (John Gøtze)
John Gotze John Gøtze

Dr John Gøtze is an independent consultant and writer, and the former Chief Editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, the "pracademic" (combining practitioner and academic papers) publication of the AEA, the Association of Enterprise Architects. He is a co-founder of EA Fellows, a group of Danish enterprise architecture professionals. John has worked with government technology, enterprise architecture and open standards for more than 15 years. He is also a non-tenured associate professor at Copenhagen Business School and at the Danish IT University, where he has been teaching an enterprise architecture masters class for three years. He is also a staff member of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. He is also a member of the Open Policy Group.

As chief consultant and enterprise architect at the National IT and Telecom Agency in Copenhagen from early 2001 to late 2005, Dr Gøtze was involved with developing the Danish national policy for a government-wide enterprise architecture. He was responsible for the Danish interoperability framework, which recommends government to adopt a service-oriented architecture and open standards. In the EU, he has been involved with developing the European Interoperability Framework under the Europe 2005 programme. From 1997-2001, he worked for the Swedish government as head of section in the Swedish Agency for Public Management, and helped launch the Swedish e-government strategy. He holds a M.Sc. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in participatory design, both from the Technical University of Denmark.

Dr. Gøtze has lectured and written extensively about standards, e-government and enterprise architecture over the years. As a civil servant, he has co-authored several Danish and Swedish official policy documents, for example, White Paper on Enterprise Architecture in Government (2003, see www.oio.dk) and The 24/7 Agency: Criteria for 24/7 Agencies in the Networked Public Administration (2000, see www.statskontoret.se). As a member of the Open Policy Group, he is co-author of "Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems" (Harvard, 2005, see www.openization.org).

John is also the co-author of the brandnew book "Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises" and the book "Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance".

John has a blog at http://gotze.eu, and he can also be found on twitter.

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