WA2343

Fundamentals of Architectural Thinking Training

This course is for architects of all types (EA, solution architecture, technical architecture, etc.). It covers core architecture concepts: Architecture Principles, Stakeholders, Views & Viewpoints, Quality Attributes, Nonfunctional requirements, Tactics, Patterns, and Techniques.
Course Details

Duration

2 days

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge is presumed.

Target Audience

  • Architects
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Architecture Overview
    • Architecture
    • Architects
    • Importance of Architecture
    • Communications Vehicle Among Stakeholders
    • The Project is Organized Around Architectural Elements
    • What is a System?
    • Why Focus on Structure?
    • Architecturally Significant
    • Architecturally Significant Elements
    • Solution Architecture
    • Solution Architecture Context
    • Solution Architecture & Domains
    • SA Spans All Domains
    • Relationship to EA Architecture Development Process
    • Solution Architecture Stakeholders
    • Solution Architecture Deliverables
    • EA Involvement in SA
    • Agile Architecture
    • Continuous Architecture
    • Group Discussion: Architecture
  • Architecture Strategies
    • Fundamental Architecture Concepts
    • Abstraction
    • Coupling
    • Cohesion
    • Decomposition & Modularization
    • Encapsulation & Information Hiding
    • Separation of Interface & Implementation
    • Architecture Principles
    • Components of Principles
    • Qualities of a Good Set of Principles
    • Example: Architecture Principles
    • Sample: Architecture Principles
  • Core Architecture Methods
    • Shared Vision
    • Example Shared Vision
    • Draw the Boundary
    • Well-defined Interface
    • Example: Context Diagram
    • Identify the External Interfaces
    • Subsystems
    • Subsystem Context Diagram
    • Layers
    • Example: Subsystems with Layers
    • Components
    • Decomposing the System
    • Requirements Allocation
    • Group Discussion: Requirements Allocation
  • Agile Architecture
    • What is the Problem We're Trying to Solve?
    • Prioritization
    • Integration
    • What About How the Environment Has Changed?
    • So What to Do?
    • Goals of Agile Architecture
    • Benefits
    • Agile Architecture at Work
    • Agile Architecture for Agile Software Projects
    • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    • Continuous Architecture
    • Agile Architecture for Software
    • Agile Architecture Research
    • Agile Architecture Research Example 1
    • Agile Architecture Research Example 2
    • Agile Architecture Research Example 3
    • Agile Architecture as an EA Practice
    • Agile Architecture in the Industry
    • Agile Architecture for EA Conclusion
  • 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
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Stakeholders
    • Stakeholder Management
    • When to Focus on Stakeholder Management
    • Steps in the Stakeholder Management Process
    • Identifying Stakeholders
    • Example Stakeholders & Concerns
    • Views and Viewpoints
    • Example View: Claim Handling from a Process Viewpoint
    • Classifying Stakeholde Positions: The Stakeholder Matrix
    • Determining the Stakeholder Management Approach and Tailoring the Deliverables: The Stakeholder Map
    • Example: Stakeholder Map
    • Template: Stakeholder Map Matrix Template
  • 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
  • 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 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
    • Group Discussion: Documentation
    • Verbal Supports: CREST
    • Group Discussion: Presentations
  • The Architecture Toolbox
    • Improving Architecture Skills
    • Improving Architecture Skills: Spend Time @ the Library
    • Improving Architecture Skills: Use Cookbooks
    • Improving Architecture Skills: Practice with Mentors
    • Improving Architecture Skills: Look for Existing Stuff
    • Improving Architecture Skills: Build a Toolbox
    • What Goes in A Toolbox
    • Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK)
    • Resource: Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™)
    • DAMA DMBOK
    • Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
    • Software Engineering Book of Knowledge (SWEBOK)
    • OpenUp
    • Microsoft Library
    • Financial Industry Organizations
    • Health Industry Organizations
    • Retail Industry Organizations
    • Technology Industry Organizations
    • Reference Library
    • Practitioner Toolbox Items
    • Group Discussion: Toolbox Items
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $1,460
Online Virtual Class
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Date: Jul 1 - 2, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
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Date: Sep 16 - 17, 2024
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