Creating and Using Architecture Frameworks

Learn how to use this highly practical and useful EA tool through simple and straightforward real-life examples. | taught by Roger Evernden

Course description

This course gives you all the knowledge you need to be able to create and use enterprise architecture frameworks.

It will take you all the way - from understanding why architecture frameworks are one of the most useful tools available to an enterprise architect, to using them in the practical, day-to-day work of enterprise architecture.

The course provides all the background information you need to become an expert in using architecture frameworks. It explains why pre-defined architecture frameworks are seen as theoretical, but goes on to show exactly how, when used in the right way, they make the work of an enterprise architect easier and better.

Architecture frameworks lie at the heart of Enterprise Architecture. They are the foundation for everything that an Enterprise Architect does. So if you are planning to become an Enterprise Architect, or already working as one, you will find the material in this course fascinating and essential.

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

  • Explain the reasons for using architecture frameworks
  • Understand the fundamental factors found in all architecture frameworks
  • Choose relevant elements from source frameworks
  • Create architecture frameworks tailored to your exact needs
  • Customize standard pre-defined frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman
  • Use architecture frameworks as practical tools in daily Enterprise Architecture tasks
  • Integrate multiple frameworks using a meta framework

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students of Enterprise Architecture who want a thorough knowledge of the value and use of architecture frameworks.

It will be invaluable to Enterprise Architects who want practical tips and ideas for creating and using architecture frameworks in their daily work.

And it will help users of any pre-defined architecture framework, such as TOGAF or Zachman, who are looking for practical ways to leverage and expand their existing knowledge.

What you need before you start this course:

The course assumes that you have a basic knowledge of what Enterprise Architecture is, and why we need it.

It is not necessary to know anything about architecture frameworks, as the concept and its value are both explained in this course.

If you are already familiar with one of the pre-defined architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman, it will help - but don't worry if you don't have this knowledge as the course will give you all the background information you need.

Roger Evernden
Roger Evernden
Enterprise Architect - trainer, mentor, and coach

My name is Roger Evernden. I’ve been an enterprise architect since 1984, specializing in the highly practical use of EA to manage organizational transformation. I work as advisor, mentor, and coach on EA initiatives, lead training workshops, and write regularly about strategy and architecture.

I provide a unique combination of training and tools to help architects and their teams throughout an EA program and at each capability level. These online training modules provide a thorough grounding of all key techniques, with practical examples, exercises, and demonstrations.

As architect of the Information FrameWork (IFW), I helped pioneer many contemporary EA techniques, including the use of industry reference models, business capability analysis, and component-based building blocks.

My work has been the basis for more than 400 business and IT architecture initiatives worldwide. I write extensively about enterprise architecture and TOGAF®, and my articles have appeared in major publications and books, including the seminal article on IFW in IBM's Systems Journal.

I am author of two books about EA: Enterprise Architecture — The Eight Fundamental Factors and 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture.

I work as an independent consultant, and as a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice.

Course Curriculum