Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts

Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts


Take a flying start into enterprise architecture with this (airline-case-based) intensive workshop that links strategy, business and technology

18-21 October 2011 (10-18)
Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (Diegem)
Presented in English by
Price: 2400 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

About this workshop:

  Based on the book, which you received during the "Fundamentals of EA" workshop:


An Introduction To Enterprise Architecture (Paperback)

Enterprise architecture is not a goal, but an essential instrument to improve communication, alignment and cooperation between business and IT. This workshop will show you that building an EA involves a lot of communication with business responsibles about e.g. strategy, mission and vision, ...; with domain and business experts about business initiatives, products and services; with business process experts about business operations; with HR about roles and responsibilities; with IT about systems, applications, networks, databases, etc; without forgetting cross-cutting experts in security, governance, business continuity, standardisation and innovation.

Building an EA is not a simple task and it obviously takes more than 4 days, but we will show you what is involved, the tips and tricks to do it better and faster, and how you can tackle some of the problems and caveats that you will undoubtably encounter.

Imagine yourself as a member of the enterprise architecture team of the large airline company of "Enterprise Airways" (EA). Airline companies are operating in a highly competitive and ever-changing market, with very demanding customers and strict regulations by governments, the FAA, etc.

This workshop will teach you how to apply enterprise architecture concepts through a class-wide architecture project that develops a web-based EA repository and integrated set of basic EA artifacts.

These artifacts will document/model strategic 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 best practices to develop EA artifacts in a manner that promotes linkage between the strategic, business, and technology. After all, EA = S + B + T.

Why should you attend this workshop ?

  • This workshop is very practical and guides you through the process of constructing & finding many artifacts of your current as-is architecture.
  • During the group-based exercises, discussions within your team and with other teams will be very useful and reflect real-world discussions
  • You will learn how to approach the to-be architecture and how this impacts your current architecture

This workshop contains the following parts:

  • Day 1: Getting up to speed
    • What is Enterprise Architecture ?
    • Enterprise Architecture Defined
    • EA Inputs and Drivers
    • EA Outcomes
    • EA Activities
    • EA Core Elements
    • Introduction to the "Enterprise Airways" case study
    (this is a very intensive day, hope you are well-prepared and have had enough sleep)
  • Day 2: Documenting Sub-Architectures
    • Strategy Sub-Architecture: strategic plan, SWOT analysis, concept of operations (CONOPS), Balanced Scorecard, strategy map
    • Business Sub-Architecture: Business plan, process diagram, activities, business use cases, ...
    • Data Sub-Architecture: knowledge management plan, information exchange and CRUD matrix, data models, data dictionary, ...
    • Systems and Applications Sub-Architecture: interfaces, communication, data flow, performance, data exchange, ...
    • Network and Infrastructure Sub-Architecture: connectivity diagrams, inventories, ...
    • Security Sub-Architecture: security plan and solutions, continuity of operations, disaster recovery
    • Standards Documentation
    • Workforce Documentation: workforce plan, org chart, knowledge and skills
  • Day 3: Implementing Sub-Architectures
    • Implementing the Strategy, Business, Data, Application Sub-Architecture
    • Putting Strategy & Business and Data & Systems Artifacts in an EA repository
    • Implementing the Network and Security Sub-Architecture & Putting it in the EA repository
  • Day 4: Where do you go from here ?
    • Current and future architectures and views
    • Target architecture workshop
    • Reviewing an EA Management Plan

Why should you attend this practical enterprise architecture workshop ?

  How to become a Certified Enterprise Architect ?

Register for the Fundamentals, Applied and Advanced EA workshop.

Following this workshop, participants will be better prepared to participate in and add value at an intermediate level in EA projects in private and public sector organizations, including documentation, modeling, archiving, tool use, and task accomplishment. This will result in improved EA program success, higher quality EA products, improved communication with EA program stakeholders, and increased EA value delivery.

At the end of the 4-day "Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts" workshop, participants will receive an attendance certificate issued by I.T. Works and EA Fellows.

Who should attend this practical enteprise architecture 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 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.

About the Enterprise Architecture 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 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, the Chief Editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, 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, this "Applied Enterprise Architecture" course and the "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
  Based on the book, which you should have read before this workshop:


An Introduction To Enterprise Architecture (Paperback)

9.30h
Registration (only first day)
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.

This course builds upon knowledge and skills learned in the Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture course by focusing on how to apply those concepts through a class-wide architecture project that develops a web-based EA repository and integrated set of basic EA artifacts. This course is based on Scott Bernard's "An Introduction to Enterprise Architecture" book, which you should have read prior to attending this course.

The participants will develop a complete enterprise architecture in small groups and with professional guidance, for the airline company "Enterprise Airways" (EA). They will start with artifacts that will document/model strategic initiatives and measures; going through business requirements for processes and services; and rounding this off with supporting technology solutions including information systems, applications, databases, websites, networks, security, and standards. The course will also cover best practices to develop EA artifacts in a manner that promotes linkage between the strategic, business, and technology.

  How to become a Certified Enterprise Architect ?

Register for the Fundamentals, Applied and Advanced EA workshop.

  • Day 1: Getting up to speed
    • What is Enterprise Architecture ?
    • Enterprise Architecture Defined
    • EA Inputs and Drivers
    • EA Outcomes
    • EA Activities
    • EA Core Elements
    • Introduction to the case study
    (this is a very intensive day, hope you are well-prepared and have had enough sleep)
  • Day 2: Documenting Sub-Architectures
    • Strategy Sub-Architecture: strategic plan, SWOT analysis, concept of operations (CONOPS), Balanced Scorecard, strategy map
    • Business Sub-Architecture: Business plan, process diagram, activities, business use cases, ...
    • Data Sub-Architecture: knowledge management plan, information exchange and CRUD matrix, data models, data dictionary, ...
    • Systems and Applications Sub-Architecture: interfaces, communication, data flow, performance, data exchange, ...
    • Network and Infrastructure Sub-Architecture: connectivity diagrams, inventories, ...
    • Security Sub-Architecture: security plan and solutions, continuity of operations, disaster recovery
    • Standards Documentation
    • Workforce Documentation: workforce plan, org chart, knowledge and skills
  • Day 3: Implementing Sub-Architectures
    • Implementing the Strategy, Business, Data, Application Sub-Architecture
    • Putting Strategy & Business and Data & Systems Artifacts in an EA repository
    • Implementing the Network and Security Sub-Architecture & Putting it in the EA repository
  • Day 4: Where do you go from here ?
    • Current and future architectures and views
    • Target architecture workshop
    • Reviewing an EA Management Plan

18.00h
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.

 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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