Discover the techniques and practices of Enterprise Architecture, including hands on practice Modeling your Enterprise. Learn how to work with the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF).
In this course, you will learn how to:
- Define Enterprise Architecture
- Understand Enterprise Modeling and learn the graphical notation
- Apply elements of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) to your Enterprise
- Clearly document and communicate the elements of your architecture
- Transform business requirements into architectural element
- Improve communication skills through hands-on practice
- Identify enterprise architectural flaws, and implement fixes
- Analyze business requirements in terms of the enterprise architecture
- Identify and apply analysis and design patterns to enterprise architecture
- Incorporate business process modeling into the enterprise model
Learn how to analyze your enterprise & implement solutions using EA modeling techniques
EA models are used to create forecasts used for IT planning. Architects use the EA model to look at how technology is being used in the company currently, how the company structure supports the use of information technology, and the ways in which information technology could be better integrated. The model supports analysis which can be used to determine if, for example, the acquisition of a new computer system is compatible with the stated goals and needs of the company.
The EA model is also used to improve business organization and strategic decision making. By providing a complete picture of the entire organization, enterprise modeling allows companies to see how their systems can be refined to counter external threats, better meet goals, and eliminate internal inefficiencies. The model can improve management techniques, help develop better procedures, and improve long term quality for the business.
Enterprise Models can also be used to look to the future, evaluating the changing relationship of a company and its competitive environment. This type of enterprise modeling can help decision making about what types of products the company could develop to expand, how the market will change, and how to ease the expansion of the company through efficiency and foresight.
Understand the Federal Enterprise Architectural Framework (FEAF)
The Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) is an enterprise architectural framework for the federal government managed in part by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Its intent is to provide a common methodology for information technology (IT) acquisition, use, and dispersal in the federal government. Intended to be used by all agencies of the federal government, it is also of considerable interest to federal vendors, contractors and federally regulated industries.
We will investigate the three core principles of the FEA strategic direction. They are:
- IT should be business-driven
- Framework should be proactive and collaborative across the federal government
- A belief that a coordinated architecture will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government information resources
Practice your skills with real-world tools & examples
This two-day course will give you hands-on experience with enterprise architecture. It will provide you with proven techniques for modeling current and desired business processes and communicating all of these expertly to colleagues, sponsors, and business customers. Lively lectures combined with insightful demonstrations and realistic practice exercises will provide you with the competence and confidence to understand your enterprise architecture, model your enterprise and apply these techniques to your company's IT architecture. If you play a role in your company's IT analysis, planning, development or implementation, you cant afford to miss this course!
In Class Workshops and Group Exercises:
A variety of demonstrations, large-group activities and small-group team exercises will refine and enhance your problem definition, communication and problem solving skills. Working in small groups, you and your peers will identify and discuss strategies and tactics that your organization should be using to better define its enterprise architecture. Specifically, you will:
- Practice enterprise modeling and learn standard notation
- Explore various forms of enterprise architecture:
- Understand various approaches to Enterprise Integration (EI)
- Learn to apply enterprise architectural patterns:
- Design patterns
- Analysis patterns
- Hone your Business Process Modeling (BPM) skills
- Review oversight and governance best practices
- Assess enterprise security concerns
- Improve your enterprise's architectural documentation
- Work as teams on analysis techniques
- Review presentation tools for maximum communication effectiveness
IMMEDIATE benefits of participating in this workshop:
- 1.Learn what an Enterprise Architecture is and how it affects your company.
- 2.Understand how Enterprise Modeling allows sophisticated analysis of current IT structure, future strategies and processes.
- 3.Learn the many forms of Enterprise Architecture, including SOA, Messaging, etc.
- 4.Gain exposure to tools and techniques for Enterprise Modeling.
- 5.Learn about the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF).
- 6.Explore FEAF and it's impact on your agency and/or company.
- 7.Communicate effectively with project stakeholders at all levels.
- 8.Understand the organizational environment in which you are working and within your enterprise.
- 9.Identify new business opportunities and assess project appropriateness and feasibility.
- 10.Help your organization understand and apply state-of-the-art methods for modeling, analyzing and solving business processes and procedures.
- 11.Discover tips and tricks that have helped other architects be successful with real-world projects.
- 12.Reduce IT costs and improve enterprise business function by implementing the right architecture the right way the first time, every time!
- 13.Learn to identify architectural patterns and apply them to refine your enterprise.
- 14.Discover techniques for isolating architectural anti-patterns and how they may be repaired.
- 15.Understand system metrics and how they apply to enterprise architectures.
- 16.Investigate the future of enterprise architecture and how new techniques will affect you and your enterprise.
Who Should Attend:
If you're involved at all with IT analysis, planning or deployment, you must participate in this workshop. This course is perfect for you if you are a(n):
- Business Analyst
- Business Systems Analyst
- IT Systems Integrator
- CIO, IT Director or IT Manager
- Systems Architect or Designer
- IT Architect or Designer
- QA Professional
- Leader of IT Projects or teams
- Enterprise Architect
- Anyone wanting to enhance his/her software architecture knowledge and skills