What is Enterprise Architecture, and why do we need it?
What you'll learn
- Explain what Enterprise Architecture is
- Understand what it means to "architect" an enterprise
- Decide whether they want to become an Enterprise Architect
- Describe the key things that distinguish Enterprise Architecture from other disciplines
- Understand some of the popular misconceptions about Enterprise Architecture
- This course is a complete introduction to this subject. You do not need to know or do anything before starting this course.
There are plenty of other courses that explain what is Enterprise Architecture. This one is different - because the course tutor is someone who has been at the leading edge of Enterprise Architecture since 1984, so he really knows his stuff and knows how to explain it simply and clearly.
This course will:
- Give you a clear and simple explanation of what enterprise architecture is
- It is aimed at anyone studying to become an enterprise architect, anyone planning to use enterprise architecture, and anyone who is just plain curious to know what enterprise architecture is all about
- The course is not too long, and not too short; and it's well structured so it's easy to dip into and come back to if you need more information
Who this course is for:
- This course is for students who want a simple and straightforward introduction to Enterprise Architecture.
- You will benefit from this course if you want to become an Enterprise Architect, or you are training as an architect.
- The course will be useful to you if you are working in an enterprise using Enterprise Architecture, and you want a better understanding of what this means.
- You will also find the course useful if you need to explain Enterprise Architecture to colleagues or clients.
Roger Evernden has been an enterprise architect since 1984, specializing in the highly practical use of EA to manage organizational transformation. He acts as advisor, mentor, and coach on EA initiatives, leads training workshops, and writes regularly about strategy and architecture.
He provides a unique combination of training and tools to help architects and their teams throughout an EA program and at each capability level. His hands-on training workshops provide a thorough grounding of all key techniques, with practical examples, exercises, and demonstrations.
As architect of the Information FrameWork (IFW), Roger pioneered many contemporary EA techniques, including the use of industry reference models, business capability analysis, and component-based building blocks.
His work has been the basis for more than 400 business and IT architecture initiatives worldwide. Roger has written extensively about enterprise architecture and TOGAF®. His articles have appeared in major publications and books, including the seminal article on IFW in IBM's Systems Journal. He is the author of two books about EA: Enterprise Architecture — The Eight Fundamental Factors and 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture.
He is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice.