Exam Coverage Map

Coverage Area Percentage
Business Architecture Fundamentals 10%

Explore the essential elements of leadership and growing the organization’s capability to deliver more value – directly to customers or indirectly though supporting activities. While most leaders have a good idea of what they want the organization to do, business architects translate their vision into focused and effective action. Learn well-defined process to manage the translation of vision and strategy into targeted, synchronized execution – leveraging a framework for strategy-to-execution delivery. Business architecture helps leaders optimize this process, and increase organizational performance exponentially. This session provides a framework for clarifying vision, translating it into crisp strategies, identifying the capabilities required for strategy realization, and identifying the work that creates the most value for the organization.

Business Modeling and Value Proposition 20%

Deliver immediate planning and leading value with Business Architecture. Understand the linkage between various elements of the business model. Clearly articulate the Ends – things that the business intends to achieve. Clearly articulate the Means – things that the business will employ to achieve those Ends. Understand the factors that motivate your organization’s customers and how to use that insight to help guide transformation required to maximize the organization’s value proposition.

Business Capabilities Modeling 20%

Understand how capability maps are used to enlighten leaders and planners. Create and decompose capability maps. Assess health and viability of business capabilities. Use capability maps to extract and drive additional detail into elements of the strategic plan. Clearly articulate the Ends – things that the business intends to achieve and use capabilities to map direction.

Business Architecture Practice and Tools 15%

The background, history and concepts of Business Architecture as a management discipline versus a methodology. The possible benefits obtained when practicing Business Architecture. How it improves organizational performance and provides sustainable competitive advantage. Strategic investment based on aligning process performance to business strategy. The fundamental process concepts behind Business Architecture. Creating a roadmap for adopting Business Architecture. The concepts and models of governance - both conceptual models and structural models. The concepts, structures and functions of a Center of Excellence.

Business Architecture Execution and Performance 15%

Understand the concepts and principles of business performance measurement. Know examples of strategic performance management; balanced scorecard, KPI, etc. as it relates to Business Architecture. Know how to validate measurement data and to manage by measurement. Be able to define value stream, capability and organizational measures. Know a number of measurement techniques, tools, worksheets and diagrams.

Business Architecture Alignment 20%

The concepts and principles of portfolio and application lifecycle and the linkages to business capabilities. Information mapping and master data concepts linked to Business Architecture. Application, Solution, and Enterprise Architecture relevance to Business Architecture; intersections, benefits, distinction and dependencies. Roles and responsibilities discussion.

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