The course draws on 25+ years experience in business and academia as well as industry best practice to deliver a valuable set of tools to equip application architects.
The course provides a set of techniques which assist the application architect in understanding the context, the challenges, the opportunities, the risks and the strategic options of an enterprise’s use and exploitation of applications and fashioning a coherent architecture and plan to realise the organisation’s vision with respect to application support for business and processes.
TOGAF might give you the roadmap, this teaches you how to drive.
What makes this course different?
There are now quite a few courses addressing Enterprise Architecture from a methodology point of view (e.g. Open Group’s TOGAF or Zachman). There are also courses that address specific vendor applications such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft etc.
The former lack detail on how to model applications architectures, how to analyse the resulting models and strategies to achieve better solutions, integration and quality. The latter are too specific and do not address the broader issues of interfaces, interoperation and integration.
Moving from the conceptual level, through logical applications and down to physical applications and components, this course covers the levels of application modeling and management required to fully understand applications at an enterprise level.
It also discusses existing and emerging technologies to help the organisation leverage application investment to strategic advantage, from high volume transaction processing, to decision support, from secure private data to distributed mobile applications. It further provides an introduction to the emerging fields of SaaS and cloud based applications.
Rich use of examples and selected short videos will be used to stimulate thinking beyond the norm. You will be connected to sources of information for ongoing enrichment. Case study work in small teams will allow candidates to perform analysis and come up with architectures and strategies.
Teams will compete and learn from each other before experiencing another facet of the challenge. This course stresses holistic consideration and the interplay of many facets that affect the outcome of an architecture.