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Business Architecture

Who is this course for?

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.

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 business architecture domain
  • Business architecture frameworks
  • Business motivation and organisational view of business architecture
Day
2
  • Capability modelling
  • Value and process view of business architecture
  • Information view of business architecture
Day
3
  • People view of business architecture
  • Business architecture and business 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.

What’s next?

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.

Full Course Outline

Business Architecture (a three-day course)

Course Content

The Business Architecture Domain

  • What is Business Architecture?
  • What are the drivers for using Business Architecture?
  • Architecture principles
  • Relationship between Business Architecture and other architectures
  • The business change lifecycle
  • The role of the business architect
  • Other roles involved in Business Architecture work

Business Architecture frameworks

  • The use of views within Business Architecture
  • Key Business Architecture artefacts
  • Zachman’s architecture framework
  • TOGAF ADM (Architecture Development Method)
  • The Business Architecture Guild framework
  • The AssistKD POPIT™ model

Motivation view of Business Architecture and the organisational view

  • Rationale for business motivation analysis
  • OMG business motivation model
  • Core values and strategy
  • The business model canvas
  • Organisational view of the business

Capability view of Business Architecture

  • Business capabilities and business capability modelling
  • Levels of business capability
  • Defining capabilities

Process/value view of Business Architecture

  • Services, service thinking and value propositions
  • Value stream analysis
  • Value chain analysis 
  • Business process analysis
  • Value network analysis

Information view of Business Architecture

  • The importance of the information view
  • Meta-data, data and information
  • Business information modelling

People/competency view of Business Architecture

  • Business culture
  • Organisational structures
  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships

Business Architecture and Business Change

  • The business change lifecycle and Business Architecture
  • Organisational memory and the use of business knowledge

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Customer Reviews

“The course was informative and well-paced. The trainer was knowledgeable and helpful” - Phill Andrews

“The Business Architecture course has opened up a whole new world for me! I now have a really good understanding of the value that a Business Architect can bring to an organisation & I’m already looking at things with a new perspective. I will be using the new techniques I’ve learned on the course with immediate effect!” - Claire Willerton

“Very good course, lecturer and venue!” - Bozena Mackenzie

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