Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture

Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture


Get a basic understanding of EA concepts and practices

13-15 October 2010 (10-18)
Location: Crowne Plaza Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium)
Presented in English by
Price: 1800 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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 Learning Objectives

Why do we organize this enterprise architecture workshop ?

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According to workshop developer Scott Bernard, enterprise architecture is "the analysis and documentation of an enterprise in its current and future states from a strategy, business and technology perspective" (EA = S + B + T). It helps to integrate and manage IT resources from a strategy and business-driven viewpoint. During the course, Scott Bernard's enterprise architecture framework called "EA³ Cube" will be used as a tool for explaining what the basic elements of EA are, and how such a framework is used in documenting your enterprise architecture. Every now and then, we will also look at what TOGAF, Zachman, Sogeti's DYA, and others have to offer.

This "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" course is intended to provide executives, managers, IT staff, enterprise architects, and other interested individuals with exposure to the basic concepts of enterprise architecture.

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About this workshop:

The "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" course provides an understanding of how EA serves to integrate strategic and public sector EA frameworks, implementation methodologies, documentation techniques, tool use and best practices. Students will understand how EA serves to integrate strategic, business, and technology planning and documentation methods, which supports enterprise-wide information technology resource development and governance in the context of business requirements.

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

Why should you attend this workshop ?

Participants who complete this workshop will have a basic understanding of EA concepts and practices, and will be better prepared to participate in and add value at a basic level to EA projects in private and public sector organizations. This should result in improved EA program success, higher quality EA documentation products, better support for IT resource planning and decision-making, improved communication with EA program stakeholders, and increased EA value delivery.

At the end of the "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" workshop, participants will receive an attendance certificate issued by I.T. Works and EA Fellows.

Who should attend this workshop ?

This workshop is particularly useful for anyone who is involved in enterprise architecture, but who wants a basic understanding of what is involved in this domain. This includes, but is not restricted to Business Managers, Program Managers, Technology Managers, Technical Staff.

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 Enterprise Architecture Certification Program, offered by EA Fellows 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, ... says Dr. John Gøtze, partner in EA Fellows. and 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: this "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" course, the "Applied Enterprise Architecture" course and the "Advanced Enterprise Architecture". You will attain "Certified Enterprise Architect" status after passing all three courses as well as 2 exams.

 Full Programme

9.30h - 10.00h
Registration and coffee/tea
9.30h
Registration (only first day)
10.00h
Start of each workshop day

This programme is spread over 3 days, from 10h00 till 18h00, with a dinner around 13h00. Our speaker, John Gøtze, will be present from 9h30 in case you have specific questions.

The course provides students with a basic understanding of how EA serves to integrate strategic, business, and technology planning and documentation methods, which supports enterprise-wide information technology resource development and governance in the context of business requirements.

The course will cover:

  • EA Theory and Practice:
    • Basic concepts of EA
    • Drivers and value proposition of EA
    • "EA³ Cube" as a complete EA approach
    • Use of EA in private and public sector
    • Basic elements of EA:
      • Implementation Method
      • Documentation Framework
      • Components & Frameworks
      • Reposity & Tools
      • Best Practices
  • EA Documentation:
    • Strategy Sub-Architecture
    • Business Sub-Architecture
    • Data Sub-Architecture
    • Systems Applications Sub-Architecture
    • Network Sub-Architecture
    • Security Sub-Architecture
    • Architecture Standards

This includes:

  • the identification, development, modeling, and integration of strategic goals, initiatives, and measures;
  • business requirements for processes and services;
  • and supporting technology solutions including information systems, applications, databases, websites, networks, security, and standards.

The course will also cover basic concepts in linking EA to other governance processes, including capital planning, program management, security, and human resources management.

18.00h
End of each workshop day

  How to become a Certified Enterprise Architect ?

Register for the Fundamentals, Applied and Advanced EA workshop.

The workshop "Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture" 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.

 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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