TOGAF® 9 Training Course Sample Lesson

Enterprise Architecture Profession Overview

An enterprise architect helps their stakeholders make better decisions about change.

  1. An enterprise architect supports others decide
  2. An enterprise architect's value proposition is their ability to analyze
  3. An enterprise architect is a servant leader
  4. 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.

Going Further




Course Materials

  • TOGAF Course slides
  • TOGAF Course Handout

Certification preparation

  • Certification Prep Lesson 1
  • Certification Prep Lesson 2

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Practical EA

TOGAF 9 Training Course students receive a 55% discount on EA with TOGAF & Navigate.

TOGAF Learning Objectives in this lesson

Lesson Summary

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
    • Domains
    • 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
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Meet your instructor

Dave Hornford, Chief 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.

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Practical Exercises

  • 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
    Understand Capabilities
  • 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
  • Case-Study
    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.

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