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Business Architecture

Explore the fundamental concepts and techniques of business architecture and learn how to establish a multi-faceted blueprint of an organisation. Designed for business analysts, business architects, project managers and other change specialists, the course contributes towards the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: Virtual: £1275 + VAT
    (includes exam)


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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.

The course focuses on the business rather than the technology side of the subject, covering a range of techniques and frameworks as well as 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 of whom brings substantial experience of business architecture and business analysis projects to the programme.

How is the course structured?

To give you an overview of what you'll learn, here's a quick guide to the three days of the course.

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.
Course manual

For virtual courses a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is beneficial as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

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.

At present, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the exam is not available in a classroom environment. However, for delegates attending a virtual or online course, the exam may be taken using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40

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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Presenters for this course

Jonathan Hunsley
Jonathan Hunsley
Julian Cox
Julian Cox
Fraser Morris