Applied Business Architecture

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This hands-on four day course interweaves elements of theory, practice and evaluation to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience in Applying Business Architecture.The course is suited for those individuals looking to gain an understanding of: How to design business models to support strategy How to use tools such as capability based planning and business anchor models to develop a business architecture How to analyse business models and provide insight for stakeholders How to begin to plan for transition The roles of the business analyst and the business architect IIBA members are eligible to receive 30 PD Hours or CDUs once they have attend this course to go towards their certifications. Please note, students are required to bring their own laptop/tablet and power cable to the training.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the broader EA discipline and the role of business architecture within that discipline
  • Understand the structure of TOGAF and its value to the business architecture discipline
  • Articulate a problem definition concisely and completely
  • Explain how business architecture relates to other disciplines, organisation structures, career paths, the business architecture value proposition
  • Understand the different views to describe a business, how to decompose the problem space into a more formal structure and where influencers and drivers impact motivation
  • Develop a means to end chain and a business motivation model
  • Use a business model canvas to identify key activities and resources to support the business strategy
  • Use a strategy game board to identify what capabilities to focus on
  • Build a capability anchor model
  • Analyse the gap between current maturity and target maturity requirements
  • Re-prioritise where to invest your capital across your project portfolio
  • Explain how to apply stakeholder management technique
  • Consolidate your architecture into a single summarised roadmap view
  • Build combined views to represent a variety of different concerns


  • Heads of Departments seeking to understand how to design for business outcomes in a more agile manner
  • Analysts and Strategists looking to understand the building blocks of business design
  • Enterprise Architects seeking to establish stronger relations with business stakeholders and demonstrate alignment of their target architectures to business needs
  • Business Analysts seeking to improve career capabilities and deliver strategic outcomes to business stakeholders
  • Business Technology Partners and internal customer relationship owners seeking the means to form and communicate business and technology strategy with their business stakeholders
  • Domain Architects needing to improve their ability to express domain strategies in the context of business strategy and capabilities
  • Project and Portfolio Managers looking to gain an understanding of some of the tools and techniques required to view the portfolio through a business lens


There are no pre requisites for this course; however knowledge of business fundamentals and TOGAF are an advantage.


  • Understand the broader EA discipline and the role of business architecture within that discipline
  • Learn how to identify drivers for strategic change
  • Understand key tools for business and strategic planning
  • Understand how to design the business to respond to market influences and drivers
  • Understand and represent business motivation in a concise manner
  • Develop and communicate business design solutions
  • Prototype business model scenarios
  • Understand and develop a value system and value chain
  • Develop a business operating model using capability based planning
  • Align an operating model with business motivation
  • Optimise an investment portfolio
  • Develop a strategic plan
  • Build combined views to represent a variety of different concerns
  • Determine the extent of the gap between current and target maturity and the degree of change required to reach the target state

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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