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, ...
domain and business experts about business initiatives, products and services
business process experts about business operations
HR about roles and responsibilities
IT about systems, applications, networks, databases, ...
and with 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. However, 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 "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:
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.
Very practical and intensive workshop, covering many EA aspects and artifacts:
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 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)
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
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
Be better prepared for EA projects
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 enterprise 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
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