Making Sense

How architects understand the complexities of an enterprise architecture and determine options changing it | 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.

This course explains 3 essential tasks that are part of the enterprise architecture role in making sense of the complexity of an enterprise & its architecture.

Making Sense will explain:

  • Separating Concerns: how to segment the architecture into meaningful, discrete chunks
  • Simplifying Complexity: how to use building blocks and artefacts to understand the complexity of an enterprise
  • Exploring Options: how to use patterns, models and archetypes to understand architectural domains and to govern change

Course Contents

20 Videos
1 Survey