Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts

Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

The Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts course provides an overview of the theory and practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA), its roots in business and technology analysis and planning, the value and risk of implementing EA in an organization, the scope of EA programs, EA documentation methods, and the six basic elements that comprise a complete approach to practicing EA.

This course is taught over four days, with each day primarily consisting of lectures and the introduction of a case study that runs throughout the curriculum. Examples of current EA practices and methods are also provided, including the foundational work of John Zachman and Steven Spewak, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), the EA3 Cube Framework, and the Federal EA Framework (FEA).

This course is the first course of the three course series. Taught over four days, each day consists of morning lectures, discussions, and afternoon hands-on documentation workshops. Those who complete the Enterprise Architecture Applied Concepts course will receive a completion certificate from IBM. Those who complete all three courses in the series (Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts (QB151), Enterprise Architecture Applied Concepts (QB156), and Enterprise Architecture Advanced Concepts (QB161)), and who successfully pass the in-class exams, will also receive the Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) designation and certificate from the International Enterprise Architecture Institute.

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Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts Course Objectives

  • » Describe the benefits provided to Enterprise Architecture by the harmonization of the following key elements :
  • » Governance
  • » Methodology
  • » Best Practices
  • » Framework
  • » Artifacts
  • » Repository
  • » Describe the value and risk of doing Enterprise Architecture
  • » Describe EA terminology and best practices
  • » Explain some Enterprise Architecture concepts such as:
  • » Inputs and drivers
  • » Activities
  • » Outputs
  • » Best practices

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Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts Course Outline

      1. EA Theory and Practice Overview
      2. The Value and Risk of Doing Enterprise Architecture
      3. The Roots of EA - Part 1: Age of Information
      4. The Roots of EA - Part 2: Related Theory
      5. The Scope of EA - Part 1: EA as a Meta Model
      6. The Scope of EA - Part 2: Strategy, Business, Technology
      7. EA Basic Element 1: Integrated Governance
      8. EA Basic Element 2: Implementation Method
      9. EA Basic Element 3: Documentation Framework
      10. EA Basic Element 4: Documentation Artifacts
      11. EA Basic Element 5: Repository and Tools
      12. EA Basic Element 6: Associated Best Practices
      13. Introduction to EA Documentation
      14. Types of EA Documentation and EA Repository Overview
      15. Student Discussions

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Enterprise Architecture Basic Concepts Course Benefits

  • » This basic course is for executives, managers, and staff in public and private sector organizations who want to gain an understanding of how to establish an Enterprise Architecture (EA) program, update existing architectures, do specific projects, grow EA teams, and use the architecture to support planning and decision-making throughout the organization.

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