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Home > Training > Enterprise Architecture (EA) > EA Getting Started Training

EA Getting Started Training

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Course#: WA2334

This course introduces EA, key frameworks, models and approaches, EA practice and governance, as well as provides a realistic look at the EA value proposition. This seminar will provide decision makers with the essential understanding of Enterprise Architecture and where to start when putting EA into action in your organization.

Audience

Executives, senior management, line of business managers.

Prerequisites

None

Duration

1 Day

Outline of WA2334 EA Getting Started Training

Chapter 1 - Introduction

  • Introductions
  • Course Outline
  • Handouts & Appendices
  • Practical Application: Building Skills
  • Practical Application: Filling Your Toolbox
  • Course Evaluation & Questions
  • Course Delivery Overview

Chapter 2 - Enterprise Architecture (EA) Primer

  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Enterprise Architecture Definitions
  • IEEE, TOGAF, & MIT Perspectives
  • Group Discussion: Expectations of EA
  • Enterprise Architecture Defined
  • Architecture Framework: Foundation for a Common Vocabulary
  • Industry EA Frameworks
  • Dimensions of Architecture Scope
  • Group Discussion: EA Partitioning
  • Architecture Domains
  • Depth: Strategic, Segment, and Capability Architectures
  • Example: DOE Segment Identification
  • Example: Segment Architecture
  • Time: Baseline, Target, and Transition Architectures
  • Various Solution Architecture Definitions
  • Group Discussion: Solution Architecture
  • Characteristics of a Solution Architecture
  • Example Solution Architecture: SOA for Insurance
  • Example Solution Architecture: Customer Contact Center
  • Glossary
  • Summary

Chapter 3 - EA Framework

  • The Importance of a Framework for EA
  • TOGAF
  • TOGAF Components
  • Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • Architecture Content Framework
  • Views & Viewpoints
  • TOGAF Viewpoints
  • Catalogs, Matrices, Diagrams & Viewpoints
  • Architecture Deliverables
  • ADM Techniques
  • ADM Guidelines
  • Enterprise to Solution Architecture
  • Example: Architecture Roadmap
  • Summary

Chapter 4 - EA Value Proposition

  • Without Architecture You Can't
  • Factors Driving EA Adoption
  • Accelerated Rate of Change
  • EA Facilitates Change Across Units
  • Greater Information Density
  • Customers Expect Personalized Goods
  • Traditional Industry Barriers are Disintegrating
  • Impact of Diversification & Acquisitions
  • Shared Resources Across Business Units
  • Business Demand for Technology Continues to Grow
  • Tight IT Budgets Will Persist
  • Primary Drivers for EA Programs
  • Summary of EA Benefits
  • Digitized Platform: The Key to Agility
  • Group Discussion: Benefits
  • Value of EA Activities: Baseline Architecture
  • Value of EA Activities: Target Architecture
  • Value of EA Activities: Architecture Review
  • Value of EA Activities: Governance
  • Group Discussion: Obstacles
  • Summary

Chapter 5 - Reference Architecture

  • Reference Architecture
  • Reference Architecture Components
  • Reference Architecture Summarized
  • Reference Architecture Context
  • Architecture Principles
  • Components of Principles
  • Qualities of a Good Set of Principles
  • EA Principles: Creation Process
  • Templates: Principle & Principle Catalog
  • Example: Architecture Principles
  • Group Discussion: Principles
  • Applying Architecture Principles
  • Policies
  • Template: Policy
  • Example: Governance Policies
  • Example: SOA Policy
  • Example: Policies
  • Reference Models
  • Example: IBM Business Analytics & Optimization Reference Architecture
  • Example: IBM Insurance Application Architecture
  • Example: SOA Reference Architecture
  • Example:Customer Experience Reference Architecture
  • Business Scenarios
  • Business Scenario Summary
  • Business Scenario Outline
  • Template & Example: Business Scenario
  • Practices: Standards & Guidelines
  • Example: Interoperability Standards
  • Example: Insurance Reporting Reference Architecture
  • Example: Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Standards
  • Example: Health Care Reference Architecture
  • Resource: Financial Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Health Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Retail Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Technical Organizations
  • Industry Organizations
  • Insurance Industry Standards ROI
  • Requirements
  • Example: Mobile Security Reference Architecture
  • Example: MSRA Requirements
  • Architecture Building Blocks: Reusable Requirement Sets
  • Resource: NIST Security Requirements
  • Example: COTS Standard Requirements Set
  • Summary

Chapter 6 - Enterprise Architecture Baseline

  • Importance of an Architecture Baseline
  • Architecture Baseline Process Overview
  • What are Your EA Baseline Objectives?
  • Group Discussion: EA Baseline Goals & Objectives
  • A Typical Place to Start
  • Core Catalogs
  • Core Matrices
  • Templates: Baseline Collection Templates
  • Creating Building Blocks from a Baseline
  • What Can You Learn From Your Baseline
  • Customized Taxonomy
  • Baseline More Than Software
  • Baseline Classified by Lifecycle
  • Baseline Relationships
  • Relationship Types
  • Baseline Reporting
  • EA Baseline Best Practices
  • Summary

Chapter 7 - The EA Toolbox

  • The Architecture Toolbox
  • The EA Toolbox
  • TOGAF Toolbox Items
  • Supplementing TOGAF Toolbox Items
  • Practitioner Toolbox Items
  • Summary

Chapter 8 - Enterprise Architecture (EA) Program

  • Enterprise Architecture Scope of Work
  • EA as an Enterprise Asset
  • Assess Maturity
  • Working with Maturity Models
  • Tool: EA Maturity Assessment
  • EA Transformation Process
  • Establish Organizational Model
  • Skills Framework
  • Roles
  • EA Skills
  • Depth of Knowledge
  • Generic Skills Matrix
  • Business Skills Matrix
  • EA Skills Matrix
  • Program/Project Skills Matrix
  • Apply Project Management Best Practices
  • Communications is Very Important!
  • Communications Vehicles
  • EA Implementation
  • EA Maintenance
  • EA Action Items to Achieve Your Goals
  • Top 10 Leadership Principles of EA
  • Summary

Chapter 9 - EA Governance

  • What is Governance?
  • IT Governance Methodologies
  • Characteristics of Governance
  • Measures to Govern Enterprise Architecture
  • Reference: Weill & Ross Framework
  • IT Decision Domains
  • Group Discussion
  • IT Governance Archetypes
  • Template: Decision Domains & Governance Archetypes Matrix
  • Implementation Mechanisms
  • Example: IT Governance at UPS
  • Example: IT Governance at Dupont
  • Most Common Governance Patterns
  • Top 3 Performing Patterns
  • Process: Creating an Effective IT Governance
  • COBIT
  • Example: Governance Structure
  • Example: Governance Process Flow
  • Example: Integrating Governance into the Organization
  • Governance Best Practices
  • Governance With Little Standards or Target
  • More Governance Lessons Learned
  • Summary

Chapter 10 - Recommendations

  • Start with the Basics
  • Build Your Toolbox
  • Governance with Little Standards or Target
  • Governance Lessons Learned

Handout 1 - Sample Principles

  • Business Principles
  • Data Principles
  • Application Principles
  • Technology Principles
  • Governance Principles
  • SOA Governance Principles

Handout 2 - Enterprise Architecture Maturity Scorecard

Appendix A - Reference Library

  • Overview
  • Industry Organizations
  • References & Further Reading

Appendix B - Architecture Glossary

  • ABC
  • DEF
  • GHI
  • MNO
  • PQR
  • STU
  • VWXYZ

Appendix C - EA Catalogs, Matrices, & Diagrams

  • Catalogs
  • Matrices
  • Diagrams

 

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