Course Description

Speaking the Same Language will explain:

  • Sharing Knowledge: how to build a common language through catalogues, reference models, taxonomies, classifications and checklists
  • Taking Advantage of Pareto: how to make best use of the 80:20 rule through generalisation, commonality, and federalisation; how to get real value and benefit from reference models
  • Keeping Track of Things: how to govern creation, use and value of artefacts by making use of your management frameworks

Enterprise Architect - trainer, mentor, and coach

Roger Evernden

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

  • 1

    1. Introduction

    • Speaking the same language - introduction

    • Speaking the same language

  • 2

    2. Sharing knowledge

    • Using the levels of understanding

    • How does EA provide a common language?

    • Concepts, ideas, things, and definitions

    • Concepts, ontologies, taxonomies, classifications and metamodels

    • An ontology

    • Covering all viewpoints

    • The metamodel

    • Meta Levels

    • Some key points - speaking the same language

  • 3

    3. Examples, tips and recommendations

    • Labelling

    • Example - a common product language

    • Example – creating a faceted schema

    • Qualities of a good definition

    • Some example definitions

    • Relationships

    • Presenting architecture descriptions

  • 4

    4. Taking advantage of Pareto

    • The Pareto Principle

    • Pareto – reusing generic architectures

    • Industry architectures

    • Increasing use of generic architectures

    • Pareto – sharing within an enterprise

    • Pareto - leveraging artefacts

  • 5

    5. Keeping track of things

    • How to create generic architectures

    • Venn analysis

    • Keeping track of things - team roles

    • The artefact management process

    • Tips and tricks for keeping track of things

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