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Solution Architecture

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    Duration: 3 days

    Price: Virtual: £1095 + VAT

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Who is this course for?

Solution Architects, Business Architects, Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts and business change specialists. The course is also useful for software, data and infrastructure specialists looking to gain an understanding of the solution architecture domain.

About the course

This course focuses on the range of principles, skills and activities relevant to the Solution Architect role. Delegates gain an understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved in the development of a solution architecture. These can be applied within either the context of a formal Architecture function or within standalone projects and programmes.

Topics covered include the enterprise and business architecture context for solutions, strategic drivers, architectural principles and domains, stakeholder concerns and change governance.

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Solution Architecture training team brings their substantial experience of solution architecture practice to the programme.

How is the course structured?
  • Introduction to solution architecture
  • The enterprise context
  • The business architecture context
  • The solution context
  • Business solution architecture
  • Information systems architecture
  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Solution architecture themes
  • Architecture governance and change management
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.

Anything else?

One last thing, this course enables participants to develop SFIA skills ARCH and DESN.

What’s next?

Candidates can select from a range of modules across several practitioner specialisms including Systems Modelling Techniques, Business Analysis Practice, Modelling Business Processes, Systems Development Essentials or Data Management Essentials. A number of advanced level modules are also available including Business Architecture, Agile Business Analysis and Benefits Planning and Realisation.

Full course outline

Solution Architecture (a three-day course)

Course Content

Introduction to Business Solution Architecture

  • Definition and rationale for solution architecture
  • Relationship between business analysis and business solution architecture
  • Role clarity and the business designer role
  • Solution architecture within the enterprise context

The Enterprise Context

  • Elements of the enterprise change context
  • Enterprise architecture domains, principles and the domain hierarchy
  • Enterprise gap analysis and the business change lifecycle

The Business Architecture Context

  • Definition and rationale for business architecture
  • The relationship between business architecture and solution architecture
  • Services, value propositions and solution architecture
  • Business architecture techniques
  • Value streams, value propositions, capability mapping, business use cases

The Business Solution Architecture Context

  • Stakeholders and concerns
  • Responsibilities of a business designer/solution architect
  • Defining solution scope
  • Solution architecture and the solution overview
  • The solution landscape
  • Requirements and solution architecture
  • Requirements engineering framework
  • Requirements hierarchy
  • Prioritising requirements with MoSCoW
  • Prioritising business features with Kano
  • Defining the solution architecture

Information Systems Architecture

  • Information systems architecture inputs
  • Business Architecture inputs
  • Data architecture inputs
  • Applications architecture inputs
  • Solution definition in the Business and IT domains
  • Holistic representation of a business solution architecture
  • Business solution architecture definition and artefacts
  • Data solution architecture definition and artefacts
  • Application architecture definition and artefacts
  • The solution delivery roadmap

Infrastructure Architecture

  • Infrastructure architecture inputs
  • The IS solution and infrastructure services
  • Operational service levels and non-functional requirements
  • Solution definition within the infrastructure domain
  • Infrastructure security and risk analysis

Themes Relevant to Business Designers

  • Legacy Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • COTS (Commercial Off-the-shelf software)
  • Cloud
  • Security

Governance and Change Management

  • Governance frameworks
  • Change management and P3M
  • Solution development and implementation: Waterfall/Agile approaches
  • Architecture configuration and change management

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Presenters for this course

Jonathan Hunsley
Jonathan Hunsley
Julian Cox
Julian Cox