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The Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) Workshop is a three day class that describes an approach and method for building an architecture of the business by integrating its defined business processes.

Course Outline
  • The Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) Workshop is a three day class that describes an approach and method for building an architecture of the business by integrating its defined business processes. It formally captures the intellectual capital in an “architectural type” blueprint or model of the enterprise that is available for strategic and tactical analysis. Consequently, the business and IT teams can work in harmony with the insight from the Enterprise Business Architecture creating higher profits, superior customer service and a competitive advantage for the company.
  • Attendees will learn the concepts of an Enterprise Business Architecture and then apply their newly learned skills in an EBA exercise by working on an actual model. Additionally, the attendees will see how the EBA integrates with the IT architectures.
  • The EBA workshop concludes with a brief exercise that illustrates how to define and integrate the enterprise’s core cross-functional processes, that are sometimes called value streams.
  • This class is supported with a high level case study, illustrating all of the EBA models needed to derive and engineer the other enterprise architectures. The dominant theme of the EBA is a customer centric focus coupled with a holistic view of the enterprise, to deliver a value creating system.
Course Objectives:
  • To understand the concepts of integrating enterprise architectures, specifically the Enterprise Business Architecture
  • To understand the formal links and relationships of the Enterprise Business Architecture
  • To get exposure to innovative thinking using the Enterprise Business Architecture
  • To gain experience working with an Enterprise Business Architecture model
  • To see how to derive and integrate the Enterprise Business Architecture with the IT architectures
  • To articulate the benefits of integrating enterprise architectures
  • To review the Enterprise Business Architecture models from a case study
Unique Value of Course:
  • An opportunity to review and gain hands-on experience with an actual Enterprise Business Architecture case study model
Who Should Attend?
  • Senior Executives, Strategic Planners
  • Business/IT Consultants, BPM Consultants, BPR Consultants
  • Business Managers, Operational Managers, Technology Managers
  • Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, UML/RUP Analysts, Process Analysts
  • Business Designers, Business Architects, Technology Designers, IT Architects, Security Architects
  • Software Developers, Packaged Software Developers
Day 1 - Concepts & Approach

Workshop Overview and Objectives
  • Introductions
  • Class objectives
    • EBA concepts
    • EBA skill development
    • EBA model development
    • EBA Benefits
  • Benefits
  • Customer centric view
  • Holistic view
  • Strategic alignment
  • Measurement
  • Strategy to results
  • Class materials
Integrating the EBA with a Strategy
  • Strategic Links
  • EBA definition
  • Opportunities
    • Business and IT strategic alignment
    • Link to vision and objectives
    • Build a value creating system
    • Enterprise blueprint
    • Life cycle transition
  • Approach

Business Model Innovation
  • Results and outcomes vs. activities
  • Levi example of enterprise integration
  • Architecture key to integration
  • Example of a child’s gift - tricycle
  • Architecture definition
  • Value Stream definition
  • Three basic requirements for integration
  • Systems Thinking
  • The stonecutter’s view

Introduction Enterprise Business Architecture –

Modeling Language (EBA-ML)
  • Rich modeling language
  • Icons and constructs

Exercise – EBA-ML notation
  • Shared properties
  • Whole/Parts
  • Containers
  • Aggregated processes
Review The Great Transition by James Martin,

Pages 103 –117
  • Chapter 7 reading
  • General discussion of value streams

1st Review of Manufacturing example (the “t” models) through the EBA

Wall chart and models – the WHAT perspective

Day 2
- EBA Workshop

Balancing & Leveling
  • Decomposition
  • Balance
  • Level
Exercise – Balancing and Leveling
  • For architecture
  • For workflows
View the Boeing 777 video
  • Approximately 55 minutes
Discuss the Boeing 777 video
  • Customer centric view
  • Supplier relationships
  • Decomposition
  • Integration
  • Engineering
References, definitions and selections
  • Book footnotes
  • Glossary
  • Selections from selected books
Insight to other Architectures, the UML and packaged SW
  • Structure, composition and links to initiatives
    • Technology Architectures
    • Security Architecture
    • Organizational Architectures
    • UML/RUP
    • Packaged Software
    • Process Improvement
Review - 2nd Review of Manufacturing example (the “t” models) – all
  • Wall chart and models – the HOW perspective
  • Build candidate enterprise hierarchy, integrate with aggregations and Intellectual Capital
  • Instructor led group activity
Day 3 - EBA Workshop

Break into multiple teams, build out selected Value Streams
  • Unique for customer centric
  • Reuse of intellectual capital
  •  Present Value Stream architecture, environment and event models
  • Teams presentations
  • Unique considerations
  • Reuse considerations
Discuss how to proceed with EBA approach and schedule
  • Benefits review
  • Practical usage
  • High-level schedule
Wrap-up and Q&A
  • Approach Review
  • EBA Review
  •   Assessment test

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Courseware, handouts, whitepaper, Personalized authographed book (Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results, CRC Press 2004), Assessment test, Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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