TOGAF® 9 Training Course Sample Lesson
Enterprise Architecture Profession Overview
An enterprise architect helps their stakeholders make better decisions about change.
- An enterprise architect supports others decide
- An enterprise architect's value proposition is their ability to analyze
- An enterprise architect is a servant leader
- Enterprise architect is not a seniority award
Enterprise Architecture is a simplified description of the complex real-world. The simplification lets us understand enough so that we can embark on change with confidence.
We understand what must change to reach an outcome and how to change.
Developing enterprise architecture is performed through a consistent practice of exploring change against a set of stakeholder desires.
- Review Agile EA Case Study
- True Life EA Webinar: Agile Enterprise COVID Case Study
- EA Profession ChalkTalk (below)
- Practitioner's Guide
- Wicked Problems
- Personal EA Kickstart
Support your development as a better Enterprise Architect
- TOGAF Course slides
- TOGAF Course Handout
- Certification Prep Lesson 1
- Certification Prep Lesson 2
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TOGAF Learning Objectives in this lesson
In this lesson, we cover what drives organizations to use Enterprise Architecture and our professional challenges.
- Why organizations use Enterprise Architecture
- Core confusions about the term & profession of Architecture
- Distinction between Enterprise & Solution
- Architecture Styles
We orient the definition of an Enterprise around your work - the organizational boundary used to identify what an Enterprise Architecture and EA Capability cover.
TOGAF Certification Exam Note: See the Course Handout for the exam answers to the benefits of Enterprise Architecture
Download TOGAF Course Handout
Meet your instructor
Dave Hornford delivers our online training.
We take advantage of video to get the best available instructor.
He develops best-practice, delivers industry-changing architecture, and build EA Teams.
We can't think of anyone better suited to explain the TOGAF Standard.
He uses TOGAF, he develops best practice, works to improve and explain the TOGAF standard, and builds high-functioning enterprise architecture teams for a living.
We can't think of anyone better for TOGAF training and Enterprise Architecture Training.
- Exercise 1: EA Capability
Frame the Purpose of the EA Team
- Exercise 2: Motivation
Understand the Corporate & Divisional motivations
- Exercise 3: Principles
Evaluate the Architecture Principles
- Exercise 4: Stakeholders
Understand Key Stakeholders
- Exercise 5: Business Architecture
- Exercise 6: Information System Architecture
Understand Information Systems
- Exercise 7: Viewpoints
Effective communication with Stakeholders
- Exercise 8 primary: Security Architecture
Understand development of Security Architecture & the SABSA Business Attributes Profile
- Exercise 8 optional: Technology Architecture
Understand the Technology Services required
- Exercise 9: Describe the Target Architecture
Describe a Target
Use Architecture Model, Gap & Work Package
- Exercise 10: Architecture Roadmap
Describe a Roadmap that realizes the Target, perform trade-off against different priorities, and understand Capability-based planning
The organization we are architecting.
The case study is based on a Conexiam predictable EA consulting engagement. It demonstrates practical use of the TOGAF Body of Knowledge and TOGAF as a framework.
At no point in TOGAF Certification are you expected to demonstrate using TOGAF. Frankly, if certification is your only goal skip the Case Study Exercises.