Introduction to Enterprise Architecture Course:
Learn How to Make IT Do More for Less By Architecting the Enterprise for Success
Would you live in a house that has not been architected? Enterprise Architecture is to an business what architecture is to a house. However, developing an Enterprise Architecture without proven frameworks and tools is an exercise in futility. The Intro to Enterprise Architecture online training course describes what constitutes a “good enough” Enterprise Architecture and introduces proven methods to quickly develop one.
Developed by Infomajic, this in-depth course explains how many Fortune 50 companies use Enterprise Architecture to achieve business success. The program is led by , a thought leader, management consultant, author and trainer with over 25 years experience developing Enterprise Architecture. Her audio narration guides you through more than 200 slides that show you, step-by-step, how to develop an Enterprise Architecture. In addition to the online course, which you can take at your own pace and convenience, you’ll also receive a PDF version of the presentation, plus a certificate of completion.
A Proven Framework for IT Success
This course discusses the “how to” of developing an Enterprise Architecture in a time-and-cost effective way. It teaches frameworks and methods that are:
- Quantitative Intro to Enterprise Architecture takes Enterprise Architecture from a nebulous concept to a business effort that can be measured, charted and understood.
- Practical The course drills down to the practical construction of an Enterprise Architecture
- Implementable Techniques explained enable easy implementation of EA.
- Easy to Use Jane Carbone gets to the answers quickly and effectively.
Focused on Business Results
Whether you head up the IT department, the finance group, or the entire company, your primary focus is on creating value for the business. Information technology is only a means to that end. The objective of this course is to create a foundation for an IT infrastructure that supports the business.
This approach to Enterprise Architecture supports an effective and efficient IT capability, which in turn, drives business results.
The course answers critical questions like:
- What is Enterprise Architecture?
- Why is an Enterprise Architecture essential for business success?
- What are the steps to create an Enterprise Architecture?
- How do we implement this new Enterprise Architecture?
- Are there tools and techniques available that can facilitate this journey?
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Most business leaders will agree that an Enterprise Architecture is a “good thing”. However, they also will point out that developing one takes a long time and, when it’s all over, one doesn’t know if it was worth the investment!
Learn Enterprise Architecture from a world-renowned expert:
The program is led by , co-founder and president of infomajic, llc. She has 25 years experience in Information Technology working with network provisioning, finance, regulatory, customer sales and service, billing and financial/credit applications. Jane has developed and used the infomajic Enterprise Architecture Toolkit methodology to conduct architecture assessments, to develop enterprise and data architectures, IT strategies, data models, organization designs and implementation project plans for banking/financial services, government agencies, IT HR and telecomm firms.
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|Module One||Introduction—The EA Toolkit|
Objective: Understanding which strategies for enterprise architecture work and why
Using the Business Framework
Objective: Understanding what business information to collect and how to collect and analyze it
|Module Three||Using the Architecture Framework—Part 1|
Objectives: Understanding how to translate business drivers to architecture outputs
Understanding how to develop architecture outputs
|Module Four||Using the Architecture Framework—Part 2|
Objectives: Reading architecture models – Describing six dimensions of architecture modeling
Understanding key facets of Inventory and Standards
|Module Five||Translating Architecture to Projects|
Objective: Identifying and selecting viable architecture projects
|Module Six||Six Data-driven Project Implementation Strategies|
Objective: Understanding how to intentionally minimize architecture project scope
|Module Seven||Key Implementation Activities|
Understanding what to measure and how to create metrics
Understanding how to gain concurrence for the target architecture
|Module Eight||Key Architecture Processes|
Defining architecture governance
Assessing and defining key processes
|Module Nine||Supporting Policies|
Objective: Assessing adequacy of policies and roles that enable architecture
What is the EA Toolkit?
|The Toolkit is a set of practical, simplified frameworks and methods for assessing, constructing and implementing enterprise architecture.|
How does this approach relate to the Zachman Framework?
|The infomajic Toolkit uses three frameworks for enterprise architecture. The frameworks are consistent with, but simpler than the Zachman Framework. They focus on the “upper rows” and provide methods for developing the outputs associated with the “cells.” The Toolkit also addresses strategies for implementing target architecture. The approach is very practical—it’s based on experiences as chief architect.|
Does the Toolkit address “soft” issues—like getting business buy-in for architecture?
|Yes. The Toolkit includes a Framework for Implementation, which addresses strategies and practices for successfully gaining business and IT buy-in, and includes descriptions of key architecture processes and roles.|
How can you translate conceptual architecture to reality?
|The toolkit includes a step-by-step approach to translating architecture to manageable projects—how to identify, select and “downsize” architecture projects to promote success.|
How can you ensure that business needs are addressed in the architecture?
|Having wrestled with this problem, we developed the Business Framework and methods for translating business needs to architecture outputs. The toolkit also addresses financial considerations and measurement development to tightly link architecture with the business.|
How do you create architecture outputs?
|Using the Architecture Framework, we discuss what the critical outputs are—principles, models, inventory and standards—and include specific methods for developing them. Examples and exercises allow you to practice using them.|
Can I see how the course is organized, and can I get a copy of the list of specific topics that will be covered?
|Download the Course Syllabus for the structure and subject areas covered by this course.|
Will I be able to contact the instructor?
|Yes, Jane Carbone, the instructor for this course, will be available via the web. You can pose any questions about the course material.(FULL Price purchases ONLY)|
What is included in the price of the course?
|The course price includes the following:|
How do I access the course?
|The course is accessed online:|
What is the technology used to access the course?
What if I cannot complete the course in the time allotted?
|Please contact us to extend the time. We honor all reasonable requests.|
Will I get a certificate of completion?
|Yes. You must complete the final exam with a score of 80% or higher. After completing the course material, please contact us.|
Is there a final exam? If so, how is it administered?
|A final exam is OPTIONAL – you can take it to receive a certificate of completion provided you receive a score of 80% or higher. The final exam is administered online just like the course. Please contact us upon completion of the course materials and we will grant you access to the final exam.|
How do I pay for these courses?
|We accept all major credit cards and Paypal (which accepts all major credit cards) .|
Are CIO Index and/or AIMIT “accredited”?
|No. CIO Index is the largest community of senior IT leaders with 50,000+ members and accredits its own courses.|
Do I get Professional Development Credit (PDU)?
|No. Currently, we do not provide PDU.|
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Self-Paced OnlineInstructor has recorded their lectures on PowerPoint slides that are available for access using a web browser 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Pick a time that works for you, log in to the training portal and access the course content. Complete the course at your leisure – participants have 90 days access to complete the course.
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Self Paced Online
There is one final exam after course completion. Participants must achieve a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are allowed to take the final exam only once in 365 days. You may retake the exam after this period.