Enterprise Architecture - the key concepts

Learn about the key concepts and techniques in Enterprise Architecture, with examples, tips and practical guidelines from an EA expert. | taught by Roger Evernden
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Roger Evernden
Roger Evernden
Enterprise Architect - trainer, mentor, and coach

About the Instructor

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.

A straightforward and common-sense introduction that explains what Enterprise Architecture is, and why we need it.

Learn about the key concepts and techniques in Enterprise Architecture that make it a unique and important discipline.

Master practical tips and examples that make it much easier to understand and explain what enterprise architecture (EA) is all about, and why it is so useful. This tutorial is aimed at all EA practitioners and anyone who wants to understand what Enterprise Architecture is, and why it is necessary.

  • A straightforward and common-sense introduction to EA
  • Straightforward explanations and examples
  • Gain simple advice using a practical approach and real-life case studies
  • Understand how Enterprise Architecture really works in practice
  • Learn how to explain EA to all stakeholders

Powerful and Practical Tips to Build Your Career as an Architect

Enterprise Architecture is increasingly recognized as a vital information-age discipline. And there are many well-established architecture frameworks and methodologies.

But certification and training programs don't always describe EA in a simple and straight-forward way.

This course fills that gap: giving you practical tips and examples that show you how to explain what Enterprise Architecture is, and how it delivers benefits and value. Many of the ideas in this course are missing in EA training courses.

The number of individuals gaining enterprise architecture through standard training programs is increasing by over 12,000 people per year! Training as an Enterprise Architect is therefore a smart career move.

Simply put - there has never been a better time to get trained as an Enterprise Architect. To stand out from the crowd you need to make sure that you know how to apply and use your EA skills.

Learn and master how to explain and justify Enterprise Architecture in this simple and straightforward course.

If you are already in an architecture role, or just starting out on a career as an architect, then this course will show you the most effective ways to talk about Enterprise Architecture with your stakeholders and sponsors.

Contents and Overview

I designed this course for two reasons:

  1. There is a lot of unnecessary confusion about the role and purpose of Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Architecture - the key concepts eliminates these misunderstandings.
  2. Most official certification courses or training programs in Enterprise Architecture don't really explain how EA works in practice. Enterprise Architecture - the key concepts fills that gap.

This course explains what Enterprise Architecture is all about, and shows in detail exactly how to engage with stakeholders and explain it to them.

It explains the things in Enterprise Architecture that are confusing, and gives you practical and useful materials that you can use in your day-to-day work as an enterprise architect.

Above all, this course explains Enterprise Architecture so that it makes sense, and so that you can become confident in applying your EA knowledge in the real world.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no specific prerequisites. Everything you need is explained in the course.
  • All you need is a basic understanding of Enterprise Architecture in general, and a desire to understand how it is really used in practice.

What will you get from this course?

  • Lectures, videos, exercises, tips and guidelines
  • Useful online links and resources that can be freely downloaded and used

What is the target audience?

  • The course is aimed at enterprise architects who need practical ways to demonstrate and prove the value in using enterprise architecture.
  • It will also be useful to students training to become an enterprise architect, who need to really understand what enterprise architecture is all about.
  • It is also ideal for anyone in a business or IT role who needs to understand why enterprise architecture is so vital.
  • Executive sponsors and senior managers will understand where enterprise architecture fits, and how it adds value.

Course Contents

43 Videos
13 Texts
1 PDF

Course Curriculum