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Management Analysis & Operational Auditing

IT Strategy & Architecture Principles and Practices




Introduction:

Continual rapid evolving changes in technology and increasing pressure from shareholders are causing the evolution of top leaders and board members to reflect on their business models and systems. The digitalization and digital twins have been introduced into many areas of business and systems, but are lagging at the area where they would be expected to thrive the most, therefore requiring the rethinking of IT Strategy & Architecture Principles and Practices.

This course will help leaders face the challenge of fusing technology with business. In particular, to identify gaps between IT function in strategy, structure, people, process and technology and your future anticipated organizational direction. It will further focus on how to establish a blueprint operation model and key deliverables in a roadmap, to achieve these goals

Targeted Groups:

  • Technology Engineers, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Enterprise Architect Team Members
  • Business Analysts and Project Management Professionals
  • Portfolio Executives for involvement with infrastructure and application development

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand Enterprise Architecture, its Strategic Aims and Objectives
  • Align Commercial Drivers within the Enterprise with IT Enterprise Objectives
  • Consider the best model and framework for current requirements
  • Consider appropriate governance and legal considerations
  • Appreciate the current state and future direction of Enterprise Architecture
  • Appreciate best management practice to avoid commercial difficulties
  • Use the digitalization within the IT strategy and Enterprise Architecture
  • Create digital twins of IT within the enterprise

Targeted Competencies:

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Consideration of Models and Frameworks
  • Governance of IT and Enterprise Architecture
  • Approaching and Aligning Business Challenges with Enterprise Solutions
  • Current Best Practice Approach to Enterprise Architecture
  • Using the digital twin approach for Enterprise Architecture improvement
  • Advancing into the era of digitalization

Course Content:
Unit 1: Introduction to Architecture and Architects:

  • Architects and IT Architecture
  • Architecture and Strategy in Context
  • Architecture Domains and Challenges
  • Concepts behind Architecture Frameworks
  • Focus on the users

Unit 2: Enterprise Architecture and Digitalisation:

  • Terms and Domains Defined
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Selection Principles
  • Interface, Governance and Products for Enterprise Architectures
  • Implementation Strategy of Enterprise Architecture Digitalization
  • Enterprise Architecture Key Management Considerations
  • Choices for Enterprise Architecture TOGAF, Zachman Framework (ZF) and RUP/EUP, DoDAF, MODAF, AGATE, FEAF, CEAF and NASCIO

Unit 3: Enterprise Architecture Concepts:

  • Architecture Frameworks and Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture Principles and Practices
  • Current State Future State Architecture
  • Concepts behind Gap Analysis
  • Business and IT/Technology Alignment Issues
  • The Framework Dilemma
  • Types of Architecture Frameworks

Unit 4: Information Architecture and Digital Twins:

  • Modeling the Digital Twin of IT architecture
  • Digital Twins in industry
  • Data Management Tools
  • Information Management Tools
  • Approaches to Architecture (Business, System and Technical)
  • Successfully leveraging Service-Oriented and Model Approach to Architecting
  • Completing the Design and Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Integration technologies, middleware platforms and architecture

Unit 5: What Drives the Future in IT Strategy:

  • Aligning IT Requirements to Business Challenges
  • Creating a digital twin for IoT
  • Regulatory Compliance and Legal Considerations
  • Customer journeys and interactions simulation
  • Digital twin impact on the enterprise architecture