Enterprise Architecture in Practice with TOGAF®

TOGAF® centric way at looking the world

This four-day course brings to life the lead selling book on Business Architecture “Business Architecture: A Practical Guide” and the tools and techniques from the Open Group’s TOGAF® framework in an informative, energetic and pragmatic way.  Through the cumulative experience of our trainers and business colleagues we bring a fresh perspective to the ideas of architecture and specifically enterprise architecture.  It doesn’t try to reinvent the idea of business architecture or introduce new notations but instead it takes tried and tested methods, techniques, tools and the wealth of experience from practitioners from many fields and presents this myriad of information in an informative and practical way.

The course doesn’t sell itself as perfection, very little things are.  It attempts to show how an enterprise architecture practice can be woven into the very fabric of an organisation and that it should not be discipline executed in isolation of other parts of the organisation.

At the end of this course you should be able to

  • define what is enterprise architecture
  • identify the relationship between enterprise architecture and its stakeholders and the disciplines related to it
  • demonstrate how your organisation can work with the TOGAF® ADM, how to customise it and to use ir practically
  • understand the TOGAF® domains and how they relate to the roles of solution and technical architecture
  • specify the core components (building blocks) of the four TOGAF® domains
  • how to work with building blocks (architecture and solution building blocks)
  • identify architecture deliverables for technical/solution architects and how they relate to the TOGAF® framework deliverables
  • identify the levels within the organisation at which enterprise architecture can be applied and the types or deliverables at those levels
  • discuss the role of governance and how to apply it
  • highlight the practical aspects of establishing a credible enterprise architecture practice, including the critical success factors and the competencies required of a enterprise architect
  • identify the resources (materials tools and methods) that exist to, inform, enrich and enable the business architecture capability.

This course is suitable as a study guide for the TOGAF® levels 1 and 2  Exams


Course code: ENTARCH-04
Duration: 4 days
List Price: £2250
Pre-requisites: This course is open to a wide community of IT specialist including Business analysts, Designers, Architects, Project managers, System integrators, Business analysts, Program and project managers, and other business and technical specialists engaged in the development of enterprise architectures.
Who should attend This course is open to anyone, but it welcomes those particularly involved in investment and change within their organisation, those who recognise that there is a link between investment decisions and business architecture, those involved in the innovation of new products, services or business propositions.

If you need a greater appreciation of business architecture, or if you are practising architects and you want to evolve your own architecture and practices, or you are part of an architecture practice that is struggling to gain traction and/or is looking to gain improvements, or are just curious about EA and you would like to embark on a career in EA and business architecture.

Delegates will learn: The rationale for enterprise architecture, integrating enterprise architecture into your organisation, how to work with the TOGAF® ADM, establishing an enterprise architecture practice, architecture building blocks, the relationship between enterprise architecture and other key corporate roles such as PMs and Planning and, architecture resources.
Customization: This course is suitable for customization.
Case Study: This course is supplemented with a case study.

Topics Covered

Today’s Dynamics Understand the macro issues driving the emergence of Enterprise Architecture
Managing Complexity Gain an understanding of the challenges of complexity besetting organizations, and introduce how Enterprise Architecture can help
Architecture Stakeholders To appreciate who enterprise architects should engage with to be effective
An Enterprise Architecture Life Cycle We compare enterprise architecture to city planning and demonstrate that architecture change management is an ongoing activity that needs to be incorporated into your organisations way of thinking. We demonstrate how to use simple tools such as PESTLE analysis to help develop your organisations architecture lifecycle
Enterprise Architecture Development Introduce core approaches to Enterprise Architecture Development. We look at why it’s so difficult to establish an enterprise practice and how to establish one in a pragmatic manner
Business Design Principles To present and discuss the use of principles in the business and design and to provide examples to illustrate and discuss
Business Environment In this unit, we will study the various approaches to environmental analysis – an important input to the creation and continuous evolution of an organisation’s architecture
Architecture Governance Provide an overview and introduction to processes required to enable architecture governance, examples of governance frameworks, integrating your governance framework with business process models such as Prince and ITIL
Architecture Levels Introduce how the Enterprise Architecture is developed at different levels and the circumstances they are used
Business Architecture Outputs To provide examples and illustrations of the different language in the marketplace, the types of deliverables expected for use by architects (solution and technical)
The Core Components of an Enterprise Architecture We cover components such as a architecture lifecycle, risk and when is it being applied, deliverables, common language, building blocks, capabilities, and governance
Views and Viewpoints In this unit you will gain an understanding of the different ways in which to represent the domains of an architecture
Architecture Capabilities Understand the nature of business capabilities and equip you with the ability to model capabilities
Operating Models Walk through the contents and construction of a target operating model
Business Process and Methods To present when and how to approach business process modelling in the context of a Business Architecture and provide the means to establish a consistent business process modelling and documentation style
Business Transformation and Readiness Discuss the Canadian governments BTEP and how this can be used to identify risks early in the architecture lifecycle
Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Planning Early in the course we establish the difference between Architecture Building Blocks (ABB) and Solution Building Blocks (SBB), using this seperation we show how to represent your architecture logically, maintain that logical model for as long as you can and when all the facts are known assign SBBs to ABBs in accordance with your organisations planning methods
Establishing a Enterpriase Architecture Practice To outline the activities that are necessary to operate a sustainable architecture practice
Architecture Frameworks To ensure delegates understand what architecture frameworks are and how best to use them
Reference Models To ensure delegates understand what reference models are and how best to use them and to provide a list of leading reference models
Architecture Tools, Meta-models and Standards To provide a grounding in the issues surrounding tooling to support the core activities of a business architecture practice