BA 101

Business Architecture is a holistic approach, representation and mindset which serves as a bridge between strategy and its successful execution within an organization and facilitates resolution of complex, enterprise problems.  It is a powerful way for the business to understand, improve and transform the organization and become more empowered to take control of its own destiny.  However, most organizations lack a well-articulated blueprint of their organization.  While everyone can see their small piece of the puzzle, no one has visibility into the enterprise as a whole. This constrains the organization’s collective ability to understand and communicate the root causes of critical issues and design holistic Business and IT solutions to address them.  It also reduces the speed and effectiveness with which they can react to customer demands, competition and other external forces.  To address this lack of enterprise visibility and agility, organizations must be able to visualize and analyze their business through formal Business Architecture.

This course provides an overview of key Business Architecture terminology and concepts as well as its value proposition and various applications to achieve business results.  It describes each element of the Business Architecture framework, including influencers, components, creators, consumers, execution approach (stages) and enterprise models.  An overview is provided of key, foundational Business Architecture artifacts.  The course also covers the role of the Business Architect as well as how it interacts with other disciplines and enterprise processes.  Finally, it describes how to successfully govern Business Architecture and develop a successful Business Architecture practice.      

This course is helpful for Business Architecture evangelists, managers and Business Architects tasked with bringing the practice into their organizations and using it to achieve real business results.  It is also for executives who are struggling to truly transform their business to meet the demands of the new customer and compete in a fast-paced environment.

Course Outline:

  • Defining Business Architecture
  • Providing Value With Business Architecture
  • Understanding the Business Architecture Framework
  • Understanding the Key Artifacts
  • Defining the Role of a Business Architect
  • Putting Business Architecture in Context
  • Governing Business Architecture
  • Establishing a Business Architecture Practice

Unique Value of Course:

  • Emphasizes Business Architecture from a true business perspective
  • Combines theoretical and practical information for both Business Architecture execution and practice development
  • Focuses on application of Business Architecture to achieve results
  • Reflects best practices being executed by some of the top organizations


  • Define Business Architecture terms
  • Describe Business Architecture principles
  • Describe the value proposition and potential uses of Business Architecture
  • Identify and describe each aspect within the Business Architecture Framework
  • Differentiate between Business Architecture stages
  • Identify and define the components of Business Architecture
  • Associate Business Architecture components to each other
  • Describe the key characteristics of a Business Capability Model
  • Identify different levels of the Business Architect role
  • Identify the responsibilities of a Business Architect and differentiate them from other roles
  • Differentiate Business Architecture from other enterprise processes and disciplines
  • Identify and describe each type of Business Architecture governance
  • Identify and describe the components of a Business Architecture practice
  • Describe the success factors for creating a Business Architecture practice

Who Should Attend:

  • Executives
  • Strategic Planners
  • Business Architects
  • Business Managers, Operational Managers
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Business/IT Consultants
  • BPM Consultants

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BrainStorm India - 08/26/2019 - 09:00
BrainStorm DC - 09/23/2019 - 09:00
BrainStorm Dubai - 10/28/2019 - 09:00
BrainStorm New York - 11/18/2019 - 09:00

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