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Throughout this course, a solid foundation of terminology, methods, techniques, and artifacts will be established to equip your team in understanding what Business Architecture is and how to establish a Business Architecture practice within your organization.

Objectives

Course goals include the following:

  • Define Business Architecture
  • Understand the value of Business Architecture
  • Describe the different views of Business Architecture
  • Be able to define a Business Architecture bottom-up, top-down, or meet-in-the-middle
  • Comprehend the relevance of architectural frameworks in the context of Business Architecture
  • Gain hands-on experience creating Business Architecture views and key artifacts
  • Explore real world Business Architecture case studies
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in establishing a Business Architecture practice

Audience

LOB managers, business analysts, architects, and team leads

Duration

3 Days

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Outline for Business Architecture Foundation Workshop Training

Chapter 1 - What is Business Architecture?

  • What is Business Architecture
  • Formal definition
  • What is Business Architecture for
  • What is Business Architecture For
  • The Value of Business Architecture
  • Layers of Enterprise Architecture
  • The Business Architecture Domain
  • Where does Business Architecture live?
  • Business Architecture Frameworks
  • Business Architecture Book of Knowledge
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
  • Business Architect vs Business Analyst
  • Business architecture vs Business analysis

Chapter 2 - BIZBOK Introduction

  • The Business Architecture Guild
  • What are BIZBOK and BIZBOK Guide?
  • The BIZBOK Guide Make Up
  • BIZBOK's Definition of Business Architecture
  • Business Architecture Characteristics
  • Business Architecture Notation
  • Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
  • BIZBOK Common Blueprints
  • The BIZBOK Business Architecture Framework
  • Business Architecture Scenario Topics

Chapter 3 - BIZBOK Business Architecture Practice

  • The Value of a Business Architecture
  • The Path to Actionable Results
  • Getting Started with Business Architecture
  • Required Roles
  • The Business Architect Role
  • Determine Business Architecture Objectives
  • Communicate Business Value
  • Assess Opportunities
  • Establish Governance
  • Establish Baseline
  • Use and Refine Business Architecture
  • Business Models and Frameworks
  • A Business Model Framework: Osterwalder Canvas
  • The Building Blocks of the Business Model Canvas
  • The Business Model Canvas Diagram
  • Business Architecture / Business Model Alignment and Mapping
  • Business Architecture / Business Model Alignment Example

Chapter 4 - BIZBOK Guide Strategy Blueprints

  • Strategy Development Questions
  • Business Strategy Mapping
  • What is a BIZBOK Business Architecture Blueprint?
  • Representing Business Architecture with Blueprints
  • BIZBOK Business Architecture Blueprints List
  • Strategy Mapping
  • Strategy
  • Strategy and Strategy Mapping
  • Strategy Mapping Frameworks Overview
  • Ansoff Product/Market Grid
  • Ansoff Strengths and Weaknesses
  • SWOT Analysis
  • SWOT Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Norton Kaplan Strategy Map
  • Norton-Kaplan Strategy Map
  • Norton Kaplan Strategy Map Diagram
  • Norton Kaplan Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • The Balanced Scorecard Perspectives
  • Business Motivation Model
  • BMM Strengths and Weaknesses

 Chapter 5 - BIZBOK Guide Architecture Blueprints

  • BIZBOK Architecture Blueprints
  • Value and Capability Mapping
  • Capability Mapping
  • Defining Capability
  • Capability vs. Function
  • Business Capabilities Levels
  • Sample Business Capability Model Taxonomy Diagram
  • Business Unit to Business Capability Mapping
  • Heat Mapping
  • The Value Stream Definition
  • Value Mapping
  • Value Mapping Diagram
  • Value Maps vs Business Processes
  • More on the Value Stream Blueprint
  • A Value Stream Example
  • Value Stream Heat Mapping
  • Value Stream Heat Mapping Example
  • Value Stream / Capability Cross-mapping
  • Value Stream / Capability Cross-Mapping Example
  • Remaining Mappings
  • Organization Mapping
  • Organization Mapping – Business Units
  • Organization Mapping – Uses
  • Organization Mapping – Artifacts
  • Information Mapping
  • Information Mapping – Selected Principles
  • Information Mapping – Artifacts
  • Product Mapping
  • Product Mapping - Artifacts
  • Product Mapping – Artifacts
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Stakeholder Mapping – Artifacts
  • Stakeholder Mapping – Classification

Chapter 6 - Business Architecture Views

  • Shared Vision
  • Views and Viewpoints
  • Views
  • Example View: Claim Handling from a Process Viewpoint
  • Example View: Claim Handling from a Data Viewpoint
  • The Importance of Architecture Views
  • Class Exercise - “Views and Viewpoints”
  • The 5 Business Architecture Views
  • The Goals View
  • Common Pitfalls when Setting Goals
  • Goal Prioritization
  • TOGAF's Goals View
  • OMG's Goals View
  • SMART Goals
  • Facades View
  • Facade's View - UML
  • Business Use Case Model
  • Business Use Cases
  • Creating Business Use Cases
  • More Complex Use Cases
  • Facade's View – Functional Model
  • TOGAF Functional / Facade Models
  • Additional Functional / Facade Models
  • Communications View
  • UML Communication Diagrams
  • Processes View
  • UML Activity Diagram
  • Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) Process Models
  • BPMN or UML?
  • Business Entities View
  • Domain Modelling as a Business Entity View
  • Data Modelling as a Business Entity View

Chapter 7 - Improving Business Processes

  • Improving Processes
  • Business Modelling
  • Process Improvement
  • Process Performance Analysis
  • Motivation for Continuous Process Improvement
  • Metrics
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • KPI Selection Criteria
  • KPI Practices
  • KPI Examples
  • Measurement Plan
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Types of Process Changes
  • Process change and Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Projects
  • What is Lean Six Sigma?
  • Lean and Six Sigma Sigma Main Methods
  • Aligning Business Architecture and Lean Six Sigma
  • The Lean Value Stream
  • Lean Value Stream Example
  • Lean and Business Architecture Value Streams Cross-Mapping Synergies
  • Rapid Improvement Process
  • Achieving Success with Six Sigma and RIP
  • Ishikawa Diagram
  • Documenting Process – BPMN
  • Role of BPMN
  • Basic Structure of a Process
  • BPMN Example – Hardware Retailer
  • Process Governance
  • Process Governance Activities
  • Role of Process Governance
  • A Process Governance Framework
  • Process Maturity 

Chapter 8 - Process Maturity Models

  • What are Process Maturity Models?
  • Process Maturity Models Positioning
  • Defining a Level
  • The Five Levels of Process Maturity
  • Moving Up the Levels of Process Maturity
  • Assessing the Level of Maturity
  • The Level Assessment Elements
  • Process Level Scores
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Leadership
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Culture
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Expertise
  • Enterprise Capabilities: Governance
  • Process Enablers: Design 
  • Process Enablers: Performers
  • Process Enablers: Owner
  • Process Enablers: Infrastructure

Chapter 9 - Overview of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

  • Relationship Between Business Architecture and Other Types of Architecture
  • Business / IT Alignment
  • Business / IT Architecture Mapping
  • The Importance of a Framework for Enterprise Architecture
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Frameworks
  • TOGAF
  • TOGAF Components
  • Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • ADM Techniques
  • Architecture Content Framework
  • Views & Viewpoints
  • Zachman Framework
  • Zachman Framework Matrix Overview
  • The Scope of the Zachman Framework
  • What the Zachman Framework is NOT
  • Leveraging the Zachman Framework
  • Some Other Frameworks
  • Which Framework Should I Use?

Chapter 10 - Introduction to ArchiMate

  • What is ArchiMate
  • Overview of ArchiMate
  • What is ArchiMate
  • Where ArchiMate plays
  • ArchiMate’s Place in the Toolbox
  • ArchiMate Compliments Other Notations
  • Example – Value Streams and Capabilities
  • Example – Business Capability Model
  • Example – Strategy Viewpoint
  • Example – Layered View 
  • Example – Link from Business through Technology
  • ArchiMate Principles
  • Elements and Relations
  • A few Relations
  • Layers
  • Types of Elements
  • Types of Elements – There’s More!
  • Layers and their Elements
  • Business, Application, and Technology
  • Example – A Business View
  • Example – Adding Application
  • Strategy and Motivation
  • Example – Adding Strategy and Motivation