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Audience

Managers and stakeholders involved with EA activities.

Prerequisites

None

Duration

2 Days

Outline for Enterprise Architecture (EA) Practitioner's Guide 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
  • EA Framework Family Tree
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Frameworks
  • TOGAF
  • TOGAF Components
  • Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • Architecture Content Framework
  • Views & Viewpoints
  • TOGAF Viewpoints
  • Catalogs, Matrices, Diagrams & Viewpoints
  • Architecture Deliverables
  • Group Discussion: Deliverables & Artifacts
  • ADM Techniques
  • ADM Guidelines
  • Enterprise to Solution Architecture
  • Example: Architecture Roadmap
  • Zachman Framework
  • Zachman Framework Matrix Overview
  • TOGAF Artifacts Using the Zachman Framework
  • Leveraging the Zachman Framework
  • Federal Enterprise Architectural Framework (FEAF)
  • Leveraging FEA
  • Technique: Classified Technology Portfolio
  • DoDAF / MODAF
  • TRAK
  • Leveraging DoDAF, MoDAF, & TRAK
  • All Frameworks Have Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Which Framework Should I Use?
  • 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 - Defining an Architecture Vision

  • Architecture Vision
  • Context Diagram
  • Define The System Boundaries
  • Stakeholder Matrix
  • Stakeholder Map
  • Example: Stakeholder Map
  • Template: TOGAF Stakeholder Map Matrix
  • Value Chain Diagram
  • Example: Retail Vision Diagram
  • Example: Customer Interaction Concept Diagram
  • Example: Solution Concept Diagram
  • Examples: TOGAF Vision Diagrams
  • Template: Architecture Vision Deliverable
  • Summary

Chapter 7 - 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 8 - Architecture Requirements

  • Architecture Quality Attributes
  • Quality of Service Requirement Categories
  • Checklist: Quality Attribute (QA) Categories
  • Trade-off Analysis
  • Group Discussion: Trade-offs
  • Technique: Requirement Patterns
  • Tool: Non-Functional Requirement Patterns
  • Checklist: Requirement Statement Best Practices
  • Technique: Architecture Change Cases
  • Template: Elements of a Change Case
  • Example: Change Case
  • Eliciting Change Cases
  • Group Discussion: Change Case
  • Summary

Chapter 9 - Architecture Deliverables

  • Documentation Best Practices
  • Architecture Requirements Document
  • Template: Requirements Specification
  • IEEE Architectural Description Document
  • Template: Architectural Description Document
  • TOGAF Architecture Definition Document
  • Templates: Architectural Definition Document
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Definition Documents
  • Interface Specifications
  • Interface Specification Best Practices
  • Interface Design Document
  • Template: Interface Design Document
  • Database Design Document
  • Template: Database Design Document
  • Platform Design Document
  • Template: Platform Design Document
  • Architecture Decision Document
  • Template: Architecture Decision Document
  • ATAM: Scenario-based Architecture Review
  • Example: Utility Tree
  • Presentation Best Practices: ICEPAC
  • Verbal Supports: CREST
  • Group Discussion: Presentations
  • Summary

Chapter 10 - Architecture Gap Analysis, Roadmap & Migration Planning

  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • Gap Analysis
  • Gap Analysis Matrix
  • Example: DOE Gap Analysis
  • Consolidated Gaps, Solutions, and Dependencies Matrix
  • Architecture Roadmap Table
  • Transition Architectures in Context
  • Architecture Roadmap
  • General Roadmap Methodology
  • Defining Work Packages
  • Roadmap Development Strategies
  • Example: High-Level Architecture Roadmap
  • Example: Pharmacy Standards Roadmap
  • Example: SOA Roadmap
  • Example: Business Intelligence Roadmap
  • Template: Architecture Roadmap
  • Migration Planning
  • Business Value Assessment Technique
  • Example:Transition Milestone Table
  • Example: EPA Transition Plan
  • Template: TOGAF Implementation & Migration Plan Template
  • Process Summary
  • Summary

Chapter 11 - Patterns

  • What are Patterns?
  • Elements of a Pattern
  • Pattern Levels
  • Pattern Types
  • How to Start Using Patterns?
  • Common Architectural Patterns
  • Layers Pattern
  • Example: Retail Layered Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Design Patterns
  • OO Design Patterns
  • Structural Design Pattern: Facade Pattern Example
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Messaging Systems: Overview
  • Example Pattern: Pipes and Filters
  • Example: Monitoring Credit Bureau
  • EAA Patterns
  • Model-View-Controller (MVC) Pattern
  • SOA Patterns
  • Example: Saga Pattern
  • Business Process Patterns
  • Example: Synchronizing Merge Pattern
  • Configuration Management Patterns
  • New Patterns Continue to Emerge
  • Group Discussion: Patterns
  • Summary

Chapter 12 - Architecture Tactics

  • Tactics
  • Availability Tactics
  • Modifiability Tactics
  • Performance Tactics
  • Security Tactics
  • Testability Tactics
  • Usability Tactics
  • Approach for Describing Tactics
  • Group Discussion: Tactics
  • Pipes & Filters: Tactics
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Tactics
  • Architectural Patterns and Corresponding Tactics for Modifiability
  • Summary

Chapter 13 - Architecture Techniques

  • Progressive Filtering
  • Rubric
  • Example: Service Design Rubric
  • Example: Architecture Rubric
  • Refactoring
  • Think About the Future, But Wait to Act
  • Feature Tree
  • Decision Tables
  • Decision Table Example
  • Flowcharts
  • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT) Analysis
  • Example: SWOT Layout
  • SWOT Steps
  • Summary

Chapter 14 - The EA Toolbox

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

Handout 1 - Sample Principles

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

Handout 2 - System Profile Template

Handout 3 - Subsystem Profile Template

Handout 4 - Interface Profile Template

Handout 5 - Quality Attribute (QA)/Quality of Service (QoS) Categories

  • Introduction
  • Quality Attributes

Handout 6 - Requirement Patterns

Handout 7 - Requirement Statement Checklist

  • Introduction
  • Requirement Statement Review Checklist

Handout 8 - Rubric Worksheet

Appendix A - Reference Library

  • Overview
  • Industry Organizations
  • References & Further Reading

Appendix B - Architecture Glossary

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

Appendix B - TOGAF Glossary

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

Appendix C - EA Catalogs, Matrices, & Diagrams

  • Catalogs
  • Matrices
  • Diagrams

Appendix D - Pattern List

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. Principles
Lab 2. Define Tactics for a Quality Attribute
Lab 3. Architecture Techniques
Lab 4. Extra: Identifying Tactics for a Pattern