Course Outline

Why Architecting the Enterprise?

  • Introduction : Current issues in the Enterprise and IT governance
  • Legacy Systems and evolution needs
  • Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture : similarities and differences

The fundamentals

  • Architecting the Enterprise : the principles
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Business and IT Repository
  • Logical Architectures n-tiers
  • Application technologies : ERP, SCM, webportail,
  • Integration architectures and Services Architectures : EAI and ESB
  • Service Oriented Architectures : Roles of the BPM and BAM

Enterprise Architecture Strategies and Methodologies

  • "As is" and "To be" system cartographies : How to determine the roadmap ?
  • Structures to better align IT with the Strategies ?
  • What is the approach ?
  • What are links with the development processes ?

Enterprise Architecture Content Framework

  • Identifying the business functions of the enterprise
  • Cartography of the actors and business functions
  • Aligning business strategies
  • Patterns to architecting the IT system
  • Zones, squares and blocks
  • Identifying Exchanges using services and events
  • Modeling inter-block exchanges and data objects to support business process realizations

Building the repository and data architectures

  • The Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Granularity Management
  • Modeling Languages
  • Definition of the meta-model and architecture rules
  • Elaborate the Enterprise Architecture Repository

Architecture Cartography Reference Layers

  • Business, Functional, Application and Technical Layers
  • Links between the Strategic and Business Views
  • Traceability between the Business and Functional Views
  • Traceability between the Functional and Application Views
  • Bridges with the Technical View

Contribution of an 'Enterprise Architecture' to create value

  • Contribution to the business value
  • Best Practices
  • The Enterprise Architecture Roadmap
  • Perspectives


  • Business Process and Cartography Management tools
  • Presentation on a case study

Notice: The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Business Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between business specifications and their execution. Concepts are first explained using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your own problems. After this session, we can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs.

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