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Business Architecture

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: £1395+VAT


    Next available course:

    De Vere West One, London
    1 Blythswood Square, Glasgow
    De Vere West One, London
About the Course

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.

How is the course structured?

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.

Day
1
  • The context for business architecture
  • Business architecture frameworks
  • Motivation view of business architecture
Day
2
  • Organisational view of business architecture
  • Process view of business architecture
Day
3
  • People view of business architecture
  • Information and technology views of business architecture
  • Using business architecture to manage change
Is there an exam?

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

Anything else?

You’ll also be given a comprehensive Business Architecture course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.

Full Course Outline

Business Architecture (a three-day course)

Course Content

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/competecy 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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