Overview

Business Architecture addresses how the business strategy of an enterprise can be developed. It embodies a range of techniques that address areas such as motivation analysis, the planning of capabilities, identifying value chains and streams, and information needs. A clear business architecture can enable a better understanding of the data and applications needed to support the business.

The course includes an invigilated exam sat at the end of the course. N.B. The exam is not available to sit online.

Prerequisites

There are no specific techniques that need to be understood prior to this course. However those who have been in a business environment, such as business policy-makers, business analysts and change managers, will be more able to identify with the content.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Explain the rationale for business architecture, and how it fits in with data, application and technology architectures
  • Define the components of Business Architecture
  • Understand various Business Architecture Frameworks
  • Examining the elements related to business motivation
  • Illustrate the use of Business Models and an understanding of the business model canvas
  • Explanation of Value Chains and Value Streams
  • Understand Competency definition
  • Describe the structure of the cultural web
  • Define elements of an information concept model
  • Understand the impact of business change

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Business Architecture Frameworks
  • The Business Motivation View
  • Capability and Organisation View

Day 2:

  • Value and Process View
  • Information and Technology View

Day 3:

  • Competency and People View
  • Business Architecture and Business Change
  • Taking the Exam. N.B. The exam is not available to sit online.
Pre-coursework
Exam included - worth £275