This course is all about getting started with an Enterprise Architecture practice. In particular, it looks at what should be considered when attempting to establish or improve an existing EA practice.
It provides the background to TOGAF-style architectures, as well as exposure to many subjects that are often glossed over by other enterprise architecture frameworks. In this, we establish the value that TOGAF brings to the discipline.
One of the major challenges with enterprise architecture frameworks is ‘how to implement’ them or, even more importantly, ‘how to start’. Some prior knowledge of architecture is expected though not required.
Why you should take this course:
Enterprise Architecture is a discipline that consists of many areas, approaches, guidelines and techniques. There are a number of well known EA ‘frameworks’, including TOGAF® (Open Group), NAF (NATO), FEAF (US Federal CIO Council) and so on.
This course provides guidance on ‘how to start’; that is, how to go about getting your enterprise architecture practice established (or improved). It will provide you with enough insight and detail to integrate what you learn directly into your practice incrementally (a necessity, as many of the areas within enterprise architecture are allied but distinct).