Business Architecture

Gear up With a Thorough Understanding of Business Architecture Frameworks

  • 3 day expert led classroom training
  • Available as public or in-house course
  • South Africa, Africa and International
  • Maximum class size of 12 people
  • 21 professional development hours
  • Training options from R11950

Giving You All the key lessons for designing Business Architecture

You'll learn how to apply the frameworks philosophy, principles and techniques of business architecture, and be able to explain the importance of business architecture in a change context.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘business architecture’ and explain the objectives for business architecture
  • Understand the relationship between business, data, applications and infrastructure architectures
  • Manage the roles involved and define the key artefacts of business architecture
  • Understand business architecture views and industry frameworks for modelling business architecture
  • Apply the OMG motivation model, and create an organisation map and business model canvas
  • Apply the capability map technique and model business capability, compency and capaciity
  • Explain and apply value stream analysis and value network analysis
  • Consider business culture through RACI analysis, organisational models and the cultural web
  • Develop an information concepts model and illustrate the relationships between key artefacts
  • Use business architecture in assessing the impact of and enabling business changes
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
Registered BCS courses
Partnership with AssistKD
Awarded IIBA endorsement

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

Why This Course?

Today businesses need flexible, adaptable architectures which can accommodate change but also continue to deliver satisfactorily in ‘Business as Usual’.

In this turbulent environment of constant economic, regulatory and technological disruption, you need a greater understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved business architecture.

And this course is designed to help you do exactly that.

Focused 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. 

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their agile business analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.

Business People

  • Domain Experts
  • Business Managers
  • Product Owners

Change People

  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers

 Analysis People

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Systems Analysts

IT People

  • System Architects
  • Developers
  • Test Analysts

What Will I Learn?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the three days.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

The Business Architecture Domain

  • The rationale for business architecture: definition and objectives for business
    architecture
  • Architecture principles
  • Relationship of business architecture with the data, applications and infrastructure architectures
  • The business change lifecycle
  • The role of the business architect
  • Other roles involved in Business Architecture work
Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Business Architecture Frameworks

  • Artefacts of a business architecture - capability map; value stream; organisation map; information concepts model; value network
  • Business architecture views: organisation; capability; value/process; information; people
  • Frameworks - Zachman’s architecture framework, TOGAF® ADM (Architecture Development Method), The Business Architecture Guild framework, AssistKD POPIT model
Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Motivation View and the Organisational View

  • Rationale for business motivation analysis
  • OMG business motivation model
  • Core values and strategy
  • The business model canvas
  • Organisational view of the business - business units, functions
Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Capability View of Business Architecture

  • Business capabilities and business capability modelling - strategic, core/customer facing, support
  • Levels of capability - foundation, capability groups, business capabilities
  • Defining capabilities - SUAVE
  • Business capability, competency and capacity
Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Process/Value View of Business Architecture

  • Services, service thinking and value propositions
  • Value stream analysis
  • Value chain analysis
  • Business process analysis
  • Value network analysis
  • Relationships between capabilities, value streams and processes
Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Information View of Business Architecture

  • The importance of the information view
  • Meta data, data and information
  • Business information modelling
  • Relationships between information concepts and capabilities and value streams
Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

People/Competency View of Business Architecture

  • Business culture analysis - the cultural web, organisational culture, national culture
  • Organisation structures - functional, divisional and matrix 
  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships - RACI analysis
Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Business Architecture and Business Change

  • The business change lifecycle and Business Architecture
  • Use of the business architecture to evaluate and enable change initiatives
  • Organisational memory and the use of business knowledge - acquisition, retention and retrieval
Meet your trainer Joe Newbert

Meet your facilitator

Joe Newbert

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.

A seasoned international conference speaker, Joe was instrumental in the development of he IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

What Our Customers Say

Over one hundred 5 star reviews!

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Jeanette Venter Project Manager

All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

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Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst

I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

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Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting

This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

How Much Is This?

Choose your own path, and save 20% with the professional bundle!

Basic

R7500

Just sit the exam

  • BCS examination
  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours

Essentials

R11950

Gear up with the core skills

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination

Professional

R19450

R15560

Get international certification

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination 

Prices are in ZAR and exclude VAT payable at 15%.

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We're so confident that you'll get everything you need to pass the exam during this training - that should you need another shot, we'll give you the opportunity to attend the training course free when booking a resit.

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Here's What Will Make Your Experience Different

You'll get more than just a certificate

The specific structure of this course prepares you successfully for the BCS exam while you develop key skills that you can apply straightaway in your role when you get back to the office.

Learn to put all the theory we teach you into practice with our qualified facilitators, who draw on their vast real-world experience to bring the course modules to life.

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You'll receive personalised guidance

We do more than just show you information. We keep our classes small to allow time for group discussion and one-on-one interaction, giving you all the support you need.

Packed with plenty of of individual exercises and small group case study exercises with worked solutions, each day ensures you put into practice your new knowledge and learnings.

Plus You Can Turn up Empty Handed Because

You'll get everything that you need

Enjoy delicious lunches and refreshments all on us, whilst you share conversations with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

Get your hands on our famous goody bag when you book your first course. Packed with business analysis tools – all tailored to support you during the course and when you get back to the office.

Our sought-after exclusive goody bag full of business analyst tools
Accessing post course support for applying learnings

You'll learn with remarkable materials

Designed for use both during the course and in the workplace, our manuals cover everything you need - including case studies, revision notes, and sample exams.

Following the training you'll receive our ‘Key Learning’ emails and complimentary Alumni forums access to help you retain your learnings and pick-up on things you might have forgotten.

But Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Participants routinely commend the combination of rich content, skilled facilitation and practical insights

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I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst
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Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst
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I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst
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You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist
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All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Jeanette Venter Project Manager
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This course gave me incredible value

By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

I'm ready to gear up with all the essential skills of strategic business analysis.

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