Advanced Enterprise Architecture Concepts
Advanced concepts on the value of EA, managing EA, leading EA teams and linking EA to other governance processes
14-16 May 2014 (10-18h)
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Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport
Presented in English
by John Gotze
Price: 1800 EUR
(excl. 21% VAT)
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Get the most out of your enterprise architecture
An enterprise architecture framework such as Scott Bernard's EA³ Cube, TOGAF or Zachman is a tool to align strategy, business and technology ("EA = S + B + T"). It is built up from many different artifacts, such as the Strategy Plan, SWOT analysis, Operating Scenarios, Process Models, Data Entity Schemas, Data Models, Use Cases, Investment Business Cases, Workforce plans, ...
But how do you use such an enterprise architecture, how do you run an EA team and EA competence center (EACC), and how do you improve the maturity of enterprise architecture throughout your company ? These topics are the key subjects of this workshop, and some of the typical questions that will be answered here 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 of 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 in project management, outsourcing or with mergers & acquisitions ?
This specific workshop is intended to build expertise 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 (we can send you a copy).
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 Advanced Enterprise Architecure 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 an attendance certificate issued by I.T. Works and by EA Fellows. Of course, only participants who have attended all 3 workshops and passed two exams, will attain the Certified Enterprise Architect" certification from CMU.
Who Should Attend this Advanced Enterprise Architecture Workshop ?
This workshop is useful for anyone who is involved in enterprise architecture, particularly those involved in EA planning, EA program management, EA implementation, EA governance or EA auditing.
This includes, but is not restricted to Business Executives, Program Managers, Technology Managers, Project Managers and Technical Staff who want to gain an understanding of how to run EA programs.
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
9.30h - 10.00h
Registration and coffee/tea
Registration (only first day)
Start of each workshop day
This programme is spread over 3 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 three-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
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
- 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)
- Final Exam (open book)
End of each workshop day
This workshop is organised in cooperation with
and EA Fellows.
of participants is limited to 16 for maximum interaction and learning experience. During this workshop, free wifi Internet access will be available to our
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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