Business Architecture

Business Architecture

Course Code: SIBA

Duration: 3 days

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Course Overview

Aimed at business analysts, project and business managers, and business change specialists, the Business Architecture course enables delegates to gain a greater understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved in the subject.

The course focuses on the business rather than the technology side of the subject and covers a range of techniques and frameworks as well the relationship with other architectures and disciplines. Other topics you’ll explore include value chain analysis, understanding business culture and information management.

Topics covered include:

  • The context for business architecture
  • Business architecture frameworks
  • Motivation view of business architecture
  • Organisational view of business architecture
  • Process view of business architecture
  • People view of business architecture
  • Information and technology views of business architecture
  • Using business architecture to manage change

Course Content

Context for Business Architecture

  • What is Business Architecture?
  • Drivers for developing a Business Architecture
  • Why Business Architecture is key to effective business change
  • Relationship between Business Architecture and other architectures
  • The business change life cycle
  • The role of the business architect
  • Other roles involved in Business Architecture work

Business Architecture frameworks

  • The components of a Business Architecture
  • Zachman’s architecture framework
  • The Business Architecture Guild framework
  • The AssistKD POPIT™ model

Motivation view of Business Architecture

  • Business motivation analysis
  • OMG business motivation model
  • Values, ethos, strategy, goals - CSFs and KPIs
  • Balanced business scorecard
  • McKinsey’s 7-S model

Organisational/capability view of Business Architecture

  • Business Models
  • Business capabilities and business capability modelling
  • Value systems

Process/value view of Business Architecture

  • Value chain analysis and value propositions
  • Value stream analysis
  • Value network analysis
  • Business services
  • Business processes, business events and business rules

People/competecy view of Business Architecture

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships
  • Competency frameworks
  • Management activities and standards
  • Analysing people and performance
  • Business culture

Information view of Business Architecture

  • The importance of the information view
  • Business information modelling
  • Business intelligence
  • Information and security

Technology view of Business Architecture

  • Relationship between business architecture and other architectures
  • Technology to support the implementation of business architecture

The use of business architecture in the management of change

  • Analysing the impact of change
  • Change control and configuration management
  • Communications planning

BCS Certificate

During this three day course you'll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Business Architecture Professional Certificate exam, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis Diploma

Reviewed: October 2019


Business Architecture

Duration: 3 days

RRP: £1,395.00 exc. VAT 

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