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TOGAF Version 9.2

play buttonPresenter: Nasser El-Batal
Recorded on: July 12, 2018
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
The latest updated TOGAF Version 9.2 has been released to market in April 2018. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce audience to the latest changes to the TOGAF 9 standard.The changes introduced in the TOGAF Standard Ver 9.2, are associated with:
1. The latest updates to some of the concepts of the TOGAF Standard Ver 9.2
2. The TOGAF Credentials program, and
3. Prepare candidate for the TOGAF Essentials 2018 assessment.TOGAF Version 9.2 features changes, and enhancements to key capabilities of the framework. TOGAF Version 9.2 includes new materials that show in detail the “TOGAF Ecosystem”.Individuals attending this session will achieve a high level understanding of changes and enhancements associated with:
1. The Structure of the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2
1.1. TOGAF ecosystem
1.2. TOGAF library
1.3. TOGAF guidelines
2. Business Architecture
3. The ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 standard
4. The TOGAF® Content Framework and Metamodel
5. Security Architecture
6. Other Significant Changes
7. Definitions of Terms
8. The TOGAF Credentials Program
9. Course Conclusion

Audience
The target group for this webinar is:
• Individuals who require a solid understanding of “The Open Group Architecture Framework” (TOGAF), associated phases and processes and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization.
• Executive and Senior Management
• Enterprise Architecture Program Owner and Managers
• Individuals who require a basic understanding of TOGAF 9
• Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project such as those responsible for planning, execution, development, delivery, and operation
• Architects who are looking for a first introduction to TOGAF 9

Related courses:
WA1815 TOGAF® 9 Training Course (Level 1 and 2)

TOGAF® Level 2 Exam Questions – Tackling Those Effectively! 2018

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart
Recorded on: April 17, 2018
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
In this webinar we will discuss the strategies to tackle TOGAF® 9 LEVEL 2 EXAM Questions effectively.
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Solution Architecture Essentials

play buttonPresenter: Greg Trasuk
Recorded on: February 16, 2018
Duration: 3 hours

Description:
Solution Architecture is the design of a set of applications that solve a business problem or enable a particular area of Enterprise Architecture. “Solution Architecture Essentials” will give an introduction to the modern discipline of Solution Architecture – What is it? How does it relate to Enterprise Architecture? What are the core techniques of Solution Architecture? And how do we build modern applications, including Virtualization, DevOps, Rich User Interfaces, and communications across multiple machines and applications?
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The Power of Patterns for Data Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: November 14, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
Do you love patterns? In this webinar, we begin with discussing how to get started with data architecture patterns, providing a solid foundation about patterns and how they fit with architecture. We then examine approaches for working with data architecture patterns, demonstrating their use through practical examples. Our discussion concludes with industry proven recommendations to ensure the best results from patterns for data architecture.
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Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Overview

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart
Recorded on: October 20, 2017
Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Description:
• Background and overview of BDD
• Introduction to common BDD tools: RSpec, Cucumber, Webrat, Selenium
• Understanding the behavior driven development cycle
• Robust testing techniques using Rspec and Cucumber

REST For Architects

play buttonPresenter: Brigitte B. Birze
Recorded on: October 31, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
REST combined with JSON has become the default technology choice for most Web applications and services. As its popularity continues to grow, it becomes imperative for architect and Web developers to understand exactly what REST is, and how to correctly develop RESTful services that leverage its benefits. This Webinar will examine the REST Architectural Style and how it is applied to the World Wide Web Architecture. Followed by a comparison of SOAP vs REST, and how to choose the right technology for your Web services.
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Blockchain for Leaders

play buttonPresenter: Corey Gorman
Recorded on: September 20, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
In this 60 minute live session Web Age will explore the best way to examine Blockchain including its value, risks and future to service the enterprise and create new opportunities for top line growth. Everything you wanted to ask or know is on the table don’t miss it.

How To Do Architecture In An Agile Way

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: July 6,, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
Ever thought about how to improve your results with Agile? What exactly has to change to experience the benefits of Agile? It starts with the Agile principles. This webinar examines the implications to architecture the Agile principles present, focusing on how they change the way everyone needs to work. It invites thinking about the policies which are needed to get the benefits from Agile and ways in which work cultures and processes can be improved. Join the discussion!
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Digital Transformation Action Plan

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Griffin
Recorded on: June 2, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
This presentation ties together the above concepts to provide you with a high level 30, 90, 180 day roadmap to Digital Transformation in your organization. Understand where you are, map the future state of Digital Transformation in your organization and create a roadmap to get you from here to there. Among other items, we will show a sample Workforce Strategy and an Educational Roadmap.
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Digital Transformation Fundamentals

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Griffin
Recorded on: June 1, 2017
Duration: 30 minutes

Description:
Digital Transformation is disrupting every business right now. In this presentation, we will cover the fundamentals of Digital Transformation as well as the IT skills required by a company to effectively transform itself and its Customer Experience. Agile, DevOps, Cloud, Architecture and Machine Learning play a crucial role in this journey. We will discuss exactly how each of these technologies enables Digital Transformation.
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Empowering Architects with Maturity Models

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: January 20, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
You have heard of them no doubt, but do you know how to work with architecture maturity models? In this webinar: gain the skill to create maturity models to react effectively to changes in your architecture; use maturity models with confidence to promote your architecture getting the support needed from your stakeholders; and capitalize on the results the implementation of your architecture is delivering! Join us for this lively discussion which will strengthen your work as an architect!
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Making the Most of Architecture Roadmaps

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: November 9, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
Often times roadmaps get overlooked by architects. They become just another document to create in order to pass the architecture review. This webinar demonstrates the power of roadmaps to validate the architecture, to handle stakeholders’ expectations and participation, as well as to provide mechanisms to measure, monitor and manage the architecture. Join us for this discussion to learn the basics of how to create roadmaps, the different styles and uses, and the challenges often experienced with the roadmap methodology.
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Introduction to Domain Driven Design

play buttonPresenter: Greg Trasuk, Stream Lead, Open Source Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: October 21, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
In this webinar, Greg will present the concepts of Domain Driven Design. Domain Driven Design is a set of driving principles on how to build software in a creative collaboration between domain practitioners and software practitioners.
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Who is the Agile Architect?

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: September 22, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
How are architectural concerns for agile software development addressed? Agile challenges traditional architecture approaches demanding a more responsive and collaborative approach. In this webinar, we take a look at the Agile Architect role with its distinct and exacting expectations. The Agile Architect needs to provide a robust and flexible environment to satisfy agile developers while aligning what is produced with the enterprise vision. They need to deliver results quickly, understanding and ensuring long term business value. Join this discussion to explore some of the industry recommendations for the Agile Architect.
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The Enterprise Architecture Baseline: Delivering Value

play buttonPresenter: Brad Brown
Recorded on: August 11, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
The question keeps resurfacing as to the effectiveness of Enterprise Architecture (EA). After all, EA promises great value to the organization, to save time and money, while ensuring robust and flexible systems. If an organization is not experiencing these core benefits from their EA practice, it begs the question, “Why?” In this webinar, we explore one of the key activities that often gets overlooked, or is treated ineffectively – the Enterprise Architecture baseline. We look at what the EA baseline is and how best it is implemented, used and maintained, demonstrating how the EA baseline is instrumental in dramatically improving the results from an Enterprise Architecture program.
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Architecture Quality of Service Requirements

play buttonPresenter: Brad Brown
Recorded on: June 29, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Quality of service requirements drive many key architectural decisions. Despite their importance, QoS requirements don’t always get the attention or rigor they deserve. In this webinar, we take a look at the role of QoS requirements in architecture and the major categories of quality of service that any good architecture should consider. We’ll talk about how to state QoS requirements and what some of the architectural implications are, and discuss prioritization and tradeoffs. Attendees will leave with a laundry list of QoS requirements to consider and a framework for managing them in their next project.

Architecture Anti-Patterns

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: March 17, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description: As architects, we are familiar with patterns, “proven was to succeed”. We use these when laying out our components as a means to ensure the success of our structures. We are also familiar with anti-patterns, “proven ways to fail”. The question is, are we taking advantage of anti-patterns? Anti-patterns are very important to the architecture governance process to mitigate risks and provide robustness. In this webinar, we take a look at anti-patterns and discuss how architects can use them to manage the implementation and use of their solutions.

Enterprise Architecture Domains

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson
Recorded on: February 3, 2016
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Many enterprise architecture frameworks make use of domains. In this session we discuss the use and benefit of architecture domains. We first take a look at the four most common ones, examining each to understand their purpose. From this, we move on to explore the evolution of enterprise architecture with the emergence of other domains. With the definition and adoption of others, we are able to appreciate how architecture practices are meeting the new challenges they face. The session concludes by considering recommended approaches for working with enterprise architecture domains.

TOGAF® Level 2 Exam Questions – Tackling Those Effectively! 2015

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart
Recorded on: October 29, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: In this webinar we will discuss the strategies to tackle TOGAF® 9 LEVEL 2 EXAM Questions effectively.

Enterprise Integration Patterns and Solutions for Architects

play buttonPresenter: Brad Brown
Recorded on: September 25, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Application Integration plays a crucial role in the Enterprise and a great deal of integration problems enterprise architects and designers are faced with are surprisingly similar. Those recurring problems can be solved by using integration patterns and solutions that encapsulate design expertise accumulated in the IT industry over years. In this webinar, we will review some of the popular enterprise integration patterns and solutions as well as some of the more recent solutions that are gaining popularity in the IT community.

Introduction to Agile Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Christine Thomson, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: August 19, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Agile is becoming more and more pervasive as the preferred approach to software development. This, at a time, when organizations around the globe are seeking to provide better structure to technology and alignment with business through the practice of Architecture. On the surface, the two, Agile and Architecture, seem at odds. Many companies are struggling to make both work. Come join this webinar to learn about the training we have put together to understand the relationship between Agile and Architecture and the possibility for a new approach, Agile Architecture.

TOGAF® 9 Exam Review

play buttonPresenter: Larry Simon, Web Age Solutions Instructor.
Recorded on: August 17, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: This webinar focuses on preparing for the TOGAF® 9 certification exam (combined part 1 and part 2). The target audience is individuals planning to take the TOGAF® 9 certification exam.

Stakeholder Management for the Architect

play buttonPresenter: Doug Rinker, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: August 5, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: What is Stakeholder Management? Definition Benefits The Basics Stakeholder Identification Stakeholder Classification Stakeholder Communication Recommendations Engaging and Maintaining Stakeholder Support

Reference Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Doug Rinker, Web Age Solutions Instructor
Recorded on: May 14, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description: An Overview
– What is a Reference Architecture
– Definition and purpose
– Examples
A Closer Look
– Core elements of a reference architecture
Recommendations
– Benefits
– Uses

Views and Viewpoints

play buttonPresenter: Doug Rinker
Recorded on: April 7, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Description:
What are Views and Viewpoints?
• Definition and purpose
A Closer Look
• Examples of views and viewpoints
What’s Involved?
• Basic steps to create views and viewpoints
Recommendations
• Industry support for working with views and viewpoints

TOGAF® 9 Exam Review

play buttonPresenter: Lax Venkatesan
Recorded on: October 7, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: This webinar focuses on preparing for the TOGAF® 9 certification exam (combined part 1 and part 2). The target audience is individuals planning to take the TOGAF® 9 certification exam.

Business Architecture Essentials

play buttonPresenter: Mikhail Vladimirov, Director of Curriculum Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: July 17, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Business Architecture is a relatively new discipline and in practice there is no general consensus as to what Business Architecture exactly is. In this webinar, we will present some of the approaches that make Business Architecture a practical proposition in the context of an Enterprise.

Enterprise Integration Patterns and Solutions for Architects

play buttonPresenter: Mikhail Vladimirov, Director of Curriculum Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: July 24, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Application Integration plays a crucial role in the Enterprise and a great deal of integration problems enterprise architects and designers are faced with are surprisingly similar. Those recurring problems can be solved by using integration patterns and solutions that encapsulate design expertise accumulated in the IT industry over years. In this webinar, we will review some of the popular enterprise integration patterns and solutions as well as some of the more recent solutions that are gaining popularity in the IT community.

Establishing a baseline architecture

play buttonPresenter: Beth Haught, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Agile Practices. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: January 23, 2014
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: A Baseline Architecture is a critical success factor for Enterprise Architecture: How can you identify the architecture roadmap to the target architecture without knowing where you are starting from? Are you unsure what should be in an Architecture Baseline? Would you like ideas on how to get started? Would you like ideas on how to keep the baseline accurate? Would you like to understand how a Baseline Architecture is actually used? The webinar will provide you with these answers and much more.

Architects + Soft Skills. A Perfect Combination

play buttonPresenter: Brian Dunn.
Recorded on: November 21, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: This webinar provides a preview of the Soft Skills Bootcamp for Architects. We start out with an introduction to workplace competencies for Architects and why these are instrumental to their success in a multidisciplinary organization. Following this is a brief overview of the 3 day content. We will discuss Goals, Negotiation, Elicitation, Consultation, Communication, Presentation, Strategic Planning and Conflict Resolution. An overview of each content area will be provided along with why it’s relevant and how each can be applied in the business.

The 5 things you need to do after getting TOGAF® certified

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Getting certified in TOGAF® is an excellent first step in moving your architecture career path forward. The only trouble is that once you have completed that important milestone, it’s unclear where to go from there. In this informative session, architecture expert Kyle Gabhart will provide essential insights regarding how to develop yourself professionally and personally once you have obtained your TOGAF® certification.

Standing up an architecture practice

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart – Director of Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: December 12, 2012
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Establishing a robust architecture capability is essential for organizations that are looking to improve business and technology alignment. The process of starting up such a practice involves organizational changes, resourcing changes, and methodology changes. With so many frameworks, techniques, and organizational patterns to consider, it can be overwhelming to know how to get started. In this session, Kyle Gabhart provides practical steps to rapidly stand up a successful architecture practice.

Why maturity models don’t work in architecture

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: July 26, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: The classic CMMI-style approach to gauging and managing maturity isn’t viable for modern architecture practices. Process-centric maturity that presumes a lock-step progression and a binary view of maturity is unrealistic. Experience in maturing Enterprise and Business Architecture practices reveals that a more flexible, artifact-centric and technique-driven approach is more pragmatic. In this session, architecture expert Kyle Gabhart presents a rubric-style approach to promoting mature architecture practices.

The ABC’s of BA CoE – A practical guide to establish a Business Analysis Centre of Excellence

play buttonPresenter: Debbie Rhymer, Senior Business Consultant, DBR Consulting Inc
Recorded on: Thursday July 12, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Organizations are recognizing the need to establish a business analysis role with effective practices and capable staff. Where do you start? This webinar brings together the successes and lessons learned from 3 different initiatives to implement Business Analysis Centres of Excellence (BA COE). The “key” activities and the essential artifacts required for an effective and successful COE strategy are identified and discussed. This session provides insights and strategies for defining and reconciling the Business Analysis role, establishing strategic partnerships, ensuring transparency of process and effectiveness of communication, engaging and supporting Management / Leaders / staff.

Pain points in architecture practices of Fortune 500

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: June 20, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: In the last few years, enterprises have begun to get serious about implementing robust architecture practices. In doing so, there are some common pitfalls and risks that large organizations encounter. In this talk, Kyle Gabhart explores the most common challenges that Fortune 500s encounter when implementing an architecture practice and discusses recommended strategies for success. Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

Architecture Best Practices on Large Scale Projects

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: March 13, 2012
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: In this session, you’ll learn techniques, artifacts, and proven strategies for successfully planning, organizing, and delivering architecture solutions on large scale projects (i.e. 20+ stakeholder groups and/or 100+ use cases). Successfully designing and delivering architectural capabilities on a large scale creates unique challenges and requires different approaches to be successful.

The Rise of Business Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.
Recorded on: October 26, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: You wouldn’t dream of building a house without a formal, detailed architectural plan. Why would you want to run a business without one? Every aspect of architecture and operations hinges upon the Business Architecture. In this informative session, Kyle Gabhart will introduce the importance of Business Architecture, the emerging role of the Business Architect, and how to take concrete steps to implement a BA initiative within your own organization.

A Tangible Implementation of TOGAF® Building Blocks

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of SOA Solutions. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: September 28, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: A core aspect of the TOGAF® approach to architectural descriptions is the articulation of ABBs and SBBs. The trouble is that TOGAF® doesn’t provide concrete examples of building block descriptions. In this pragmatic webinar from the front-lines, lead architect Kyle Gabhart will demonstrate a tangible implementation of TOGAF®’s building block concept. If you currently use TOGAF® or have ever considered utilizing it, you won’t want to miss this informative session.

Aligning Technical Architecture with Solution Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of SOA Solutions. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: May 25, 2011
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: This webinar will introduce the distinctions between Solution and Technical Architecture and the proper coordination between them. Attendees will learn practical techniques for managing solution portfolios, aligning technical architecture initiatives, and producing more value from their architecture efforts.

Business Architecture: Beyond Theory

play buttonPresenter: September 8, 2010
Recorded on: Judith Oja-Gillam
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Companies often struggle to implement transformational change initiatives across multiple channels and products. Business Architecture is the critical discipline that applies business process engineering, standards and modeling techniques to create business value and add capabilities. Participants will learn how to achieve their business objectives by using Business Architecture to translate plans and goals into project, program and scope definitions.

How to Build an IT Architect

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart. Director of SOA Solutions. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: August 25, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: The importance of identifying, defining, and crafting a sound architecture is increasingly important within the modern enterprise environment. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are recognizing the value of effectively integration their business processes, data models, information systems, and technology infrastructure and aligning these assets and capabilities with shared enterprise objectives. To enable this, the development and successful implementation of architect roles within the enterprise is paramount. This informative webinar will describe recommendations and best practices for implementing an Architecture University program within the enterprise to provide a path for identifying and developing capable architecture practitioners.

Introduction to TOGAF® 9 and Certification Process

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart. Director of SOA Solutions. Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: March 3, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Interest in Enterprise Architecture (EA) is at an all-time high within enterprises of all shapes and sizes. The value of aligning business and IT along shared enterprise goals has never been greater than it is now. In an effort to capitalize on the potential that EA holds for organizations, many are turning toward The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF®) to provide a structured methodology for crafting and executing their EA strategy.In this informative webinar, attendees will learn the following things about TOGAF®:

  • Core TOGAF® Elements
  • Architecture Development Method (ADM) Fundamentals
  • TOGAF® Deliverables, Artifacts, and Building Blocks
  • Understanding the Enterprise Continuum
  • TOGAF® Certification Process and Recommendations

CIO Priorities for 2010

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart
Recorded on: February 17, 2010
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: 2010 presents organizations of all shapes and sizes with some significant challenges in the effective management of technology and the prioritization of information technology investments. This strategic seminar examines the top 10 priorities (as identified by CIO Insight Magazine) facing the office of Chief Information Officer (CIO), as well as those that fulfill a similar role within the enterprise.In this focused strategy session, participants are introduced to each of ten relevant and timely challenges facing enterprises in the effective management of information technology assets. Each priority is introduced, challenges are explored, strategies are discussed, and practical best practices are recommended.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees participate in a collective assignment to produce actionable steps for applying this acquired knowledge and moving the enterprise forward.

Topics

  • Key factors and driving forces within IT for 2010
  • Business productivity and cost reduction
  • IT and business alignment
  • Business agility and speed to market
  • Business process re-engineering
  • IT cost reduction
  • IT reliability and efficiency
  • IT strategic planning
  • Revenue-generating IT innovation
  • Security and privacy
  • CIO leadership
  • Moving the enterprise forward

Why IT Governance is Important – How to reduce risks and increase value

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart
Recorded on: September 24, 2009
Duration: 60 minutes

Description:

  • Challenges / Issues that call for governance (what’s going on in our organizations that call for governance)
  • Nature of governance (what is it all about)
  • Value of governance (what will we get out of it and why it’s not an option)
  • Governance in decentralized organizations (challenges we will have to deal with and objectives for success)
  • Requirements for making it work (strategies, components, organizational change, etc.)

A Plan for All Seasons – Achieving Strategic Alignment through Enterprise Architecture

play buttonPresenter: Kyle Gabhart – Director of Architecture, Web Age Solutions Inc.
Recorded on: August 26, 2009
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: Enterprise Architecture (EA) aims to align business and IT strategies and goals. In a world where market adaptation is key, EA enables businesses to be more agile and respond quickly to opportunities that arise within their customer base or the market at large. This one hour webinar will introduce EA models and approaches as well as provide a realistic look at the EA value proposition. This webinar will provide an understanding of Enterprise Architecture and where to start when putting EA into action in your organization.