Business analysts, project managers, business managers, and business change specialists – and anyone who requires a thorough understanding of business architecture frameworks. Business Architecture is also a Analytical Skills module on the BCS (ISEB) Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.
Aimed at business analysts, project and business managers, and business change specialists, AssistKD’s Business Architecture course enables delegates to gain a greater understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved in the subject.
The course focuses on the business rather than the technology side of the subject and covers a range of techniques and frameworks as well the relationship with other architectures and disciplines. Other topics you’ll explore include value chain analysis, understanding business culture and information management.
Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Business Architecture training team bring their substantial experience to the programme.
To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to those three days.
- The context for business architecture
- Business architecture frameworks
- Motivation view of business architecture
- Organisational view of business architecture
- Process view of business architecture
- People view of business architecture
- Information and technology views of business architecture
- Using business architecture to manage change
Yes. During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Business Architecture Professional Certificate exam, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis Diploma
You’ll also be given a comprehensive Business Architecture course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.
If this course is part of your BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules you can take including Agile Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Business Finance, Benefits Planning and Realisation, Stakeholder Engagement and Team Leadership. The structure of the certification is shown here.
Business Architecture (a three-day course)
Context for Business Architecture
- What is Business Architecture?
- Drivers for developing a Business Architecture
- Why Business Architecture is key to effective business change
- Relationship between Business Architecture and other architectures
- The business change life cycle
- The role of the business architect
- Other roles involved in Business Architecture work
Business Architecture frameworks
- The components of a Business Architecture
- Zachman’s architecture framework
- The Business Architecture Guild framework
- The AssistKD POPIT™ model
Motivation view of Business Architecture
- Business motivation analysis
- OMG business motivation model
- Values, ethos, strategy, goals • CSFs and KPIs
- Balanced business scorecard
- McKinsey’s 7-S model
Organisational/capability view of Business Architecture
- Business Models
- Business capabilities and business capability modelling
- Value systems
Process/value view of Business Architecture
- Value chain analysis and value propositions
- Value stream analysis
- Value network analysis
- Business services
- Business processes, business events and business rules
People/competency view of Business Architecture
- Roles, responsibilities and relationships
- Competency frameworks
- Management activities and standards
- Analysing people and performance
- Business culture
Information view of Business Architecture
- The importance of the information view
- Business information modelling
- Business intelligence
- Information and security
Technology view of Business Architecture
- Relationship between business architecture and other architectures
- Technology to support the implementation of business architecture
The use of business architecture in the management of change
- Analysing the impact of change
- Change control and configuration management
- Communications planning
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