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Are you preparing for an IT leadership position, either in a consulting firm or large organisation? If so, you need to know about Enterprise Architecture (EA), an important and emerging practice within the IT discipline.
These are not uncommon challenges as organisations become increasingly dependent on IT yet seek better returns from IT spending. Enterprise architecture, can help organisations address these challenges by:
By mastering enterprise architecture, you will develop an architectural rather than implementation mindset that will guide your IT decision-making and help you communicate and engage more effectively with both business and technology stakeholders.
Note that enterprise architecture is essentially a management rather than technical subject, so experience of specific technology architectures or modelling methods (such as UML) is not required.
Warning - this is not your typical certification course that pushes a particular method, recipe or approach for the sake of passing an exam. This course is designed to build deeper critical thinking skills about enterprise architecture - not 'how, but the 'what' and 'why' that is essential to strategic IT decision-making.
Having said that, this course is an ideal primer that provides a solid foundation prior to undertaking a programme of certification such as TOGAF, FEA or Zachman.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Importance of ArchitecturePreview
IT Architecture and Challenges
|Section 2: Enterprise Architecture|
What Is Enterprise Architecture?
Levels of Architecture
Enterprise Architecture and IT Value
|Section 3: Describing Enterprise Architecture|
The Zachman Framework
Architectural Domains and Principles
|Section 4: Governing Architecture|
Architecture Governance and TOGAF ADM
|Section 5: Organisational Planning|
Role and Skills of the Enterprise Architect
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