WA1961

Architecture Foundation Workshop Training

This course provides a balanced experience, deftly blending academic content with practical hands-on lab exercises Attendees will begin the course with an informal collection of architecture concepts, strategies, and work products, and conclude the workshop with a comprehensive approach to organizing and practicing the discipline of architecture.
Course Details

Duration

3 days

Prerequisites

No formal requirements, although previous full life cycle project experience as an analyst, developer, project manager, or architect is preferable.

Target Audience

  • Architects
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers of Architects
  • Individuals training to become architects

Skills Gained

  • How to think like an architect
  • Explore the importance of realizing an architectural vision
  • What skills, aptitudes, and capabilities are important for successful architects
  • Understanding the importance of an architecture method
  • Identify the use of tools and techniques to produce artifacts
  • Identify the advantages of using reference models, patterns, and templates
  • How to identify, organize, and utilize assets from popular architecture frameworks such as Zachman and TOGAF
  • Understand the value and application of a maturity model for architecture
Course Outline
  • The Role of the Architect
    • The Architect Identity Crisis
    • Exercise – “
    • What's in a Name?”
    • An Architect is NOT... 1/3
    • An Architect is NOT... 2/3
    • An Architect is NOT... 3/3
    • What is the role of the architect?
    • Traditional Architects
    • The Para
    • llel to IT Architecture
    • The Softer Side of Architecture
    • Architect as a Rosetta Stone
    • The Process of Creating an Architecture
    • A Day in the Life of an Architect
    • Recommended Practices for Architects
  • The Meta-Architecture Toolbox
    • Exercise – “The Napkin Test”
    • The Mind of an Architect
    • The Napkin Test
    • The Meta-Architecture Toolbox
    • The Toolbox
    • Toolbox FAQs – 1/2
    • Toolbox FAQs – 2/2
    • What an Architect Must HAVE
    • What an Architect Must DO
    • What an Architect May Use – 1/2
    • What an Architect May Use – 2/2
  • What Every Architect Must Have
    • Toolbox Overview
    • Essential Knowledge
    • Business-focused Domain Knowledge
    • Technology-focused Domain Knowledge
    • Knowledge Rule of Thumb
    • Been There, Done That
    • The Importance of Experience
    • Essential Experience
    • Experience Rule of Thumb
    • Exercise – “Knowledge and Skills Inventory”
    • The Importance of Aptitudes
    • Core Architecture Aptitudes
    • Exercise – “Aptitudes Inventory and Survey”
    • “Thinking Like an Architect” Survey
    • Survey Results
    • Adapting to Aptitude Gaps
    • Exercise – “Setting Improvement Goals – Bottom Row”
  • What Every Architect Must Do
    • Toolbox Overview
    • The Importance of an Architecture Method
    • Popular Methods
    • Comparing & Contrasting Methods / Processes
    • Exercise – “Describe your Methodology”
    • The Value of Structure
    • Putting a Method into Action
    • Method / Process Gotchas
    • Method / Process Rules of Thumb
    • Exercise – “Setting Improvement Goals – Middle Row”
  • What Every Architect May Use
    • Toolbox Overview
    • The Purpose of Instruments
    • Don't Blame the Instruments
    • When Good Instruments Go Bad
    • Instrument Rules of Thumb
    • Defining Terms
    • Using Techniques to Create Artifacts – 1/2
    • Using Techniques to Create Artifacts – 2/2
    • Sample Techniques and Artifacts
    • Techniques and Artifacts Rules of Thumb
    • The Purpose of Reference Models
    • Popular Reference Models
    • Reference Models Rules of Thumb
    • Using Patterns and Templates
    • Types of Patterns and Templates
    • Patterns and Templates Rules of Thumb
    • Exercise – “Setting Improvement Goals – Top Row”
  • Connecting the Dots
    • Toolbox Connections
    • Exercise – “Architecture Tools Scattegories”
    • Revisiting Some Definitions
    • Connecting Techniques to Processes
    • Using Instruments to Document the Architecture
    • Generating Artifacts from Reference Models
    • Incorporating Patterns and Templates into the Process
    • Connecting the Dots
  • Populating Your Toolbox
    • Toolbox Recap
    • Cannibalizing Frameworks and Methodologies
    • Dissecting the Zachman Framework
    • Populating the Toolbox with Zachman Assets
    • Dissecting TOGAF
    • Populating the Toolbox with TOGAF Assets
    • Dissecting Six Sigma
    • Populating the Toolbox with Six Sigma Assets
    • Dissecting PMI
    • Populating the Toolbox with PMI Assets
    • Collecting Tools
  • Putting it into Action
    • Using the Toolbox on a Real Project
    • Developing an Approach
    • Selecting Assets from the Toolbox – 1/2
    • Selecting Assets from the Toolbox – 2/2
    • Project Scenario – Background
    • Project Scenario – The Approach
    • Project Scenario – Using the Assets
    • Project Scenario – The Results
    • Exercise – “Using the Toolbox”
  • The Meta Architecture Maturity Model
    • Architecture Risks
    • Introducing the Meta Architecture Maturity Model
    • Level 0 – Ad Hoc
    • Level 1 – Initial
    • Level 2 – Repeatable
    • Level 3 – Defined
    • Level 4 – Managed
    • Level 5 – Optimizing
    • Progressing in Maturity
  • Why Architecture Matters
    • Architects
    • Architects and Architecture
    • Group Discussion
    • Enterprise Architecture Definitions (Wikipedia)
    • More Enterprise Architecture Definitions
    • A Rose By Any Other Name
    • Enterprise, Solution, and Technical Architectures
    • City Planners
    • City Planning and EA
    • Examples of Enterprise Architecture
    • Solution Architecture
    • Examples of Solution Architecture
    • Solution Architecture Example: SOA for Insurance
    • Technical Architecture
    • Examples of Technical Architecture
    • Technical Architecture Example
    • Architecture Is Not Only Design
  • Strategic Architecture
    • Architecture Domains
    • EA Domains
    • Architectural Abstraction Levels
    • Each Abstraction Level Has a Unique Goal
    • Conceptual Architecture Answers the 'What'
    • Conceptual Architecture Example
    • Logical Architecture Answers the 'How'
    • Logical Architecture Example
    • Physical Architecture Answers the 'With What'
    • Physical Architecture Examples
    • Aligning the Enterprise
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $2,090
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: Jul 1 - 3, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $2,090
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: Aug 12 - 14, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET