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For information on business architecture training service provided by William Ulrich under Business Architecture Associates, please visit  www.businessarchitectureassociates.com

Our philosophy is to ensure that TSG, INC. clients not only achieve their goals, but gain the knowledge, insights and skills required to drive and sustain new solutions into the future. TSG, INC. turns this vision into reality through our training, mentoring and advisory services model that raises our clients’ abilities long-term while achieving quantifiable business value in the near-term.

      


The three workshop courses are based on A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™). Mr. William Ulrich, who developed and delivers the workshop, is a founding member of the Business Architecture Guild and Editorial Advisor and originating author of the BIZBOK™ Guide.


Workshop:
Building a Business Architecture

Instructor: William Ulrich, President TSG, Inc.

Duration: 1 day

Description:

Business architecture provides the basis for turning business strategy into actionable results. Organizations use business architecture to address a wide variety of business scenarios. These include shifting to a customer-driven business model, merger / acquisition deployment, regional or global expansion, product line expansion, business / IT alignment and a host of other strategic and tactical scenarios. This course delivers a comprehensive, industry proven approach to building business architecture. The examples and exercises presented in this course are drawn from real world case studies across a number of industries. The course focuses on capability, value, organization and information mapping. When you have completed this course you will have gone through the basic steps to establishing your foundational business architecture which includes a capability map, value streams, organizational map, information map and related, hybrid blueprints. The course also offers a look at extend business architecture mapping and how to get started.

Outline:

  1. Business Architecture: Introduction
  2. Building the Business Architecture: Overview 
  3. Building the Capability Map
  4. Building the Organization Map
  5. Building the Information Map
  6. Building Value Maps
  7. Extending the Business Architecture
  8. Business Architecture Tooling Options
  9. Getting Started with Business Architecture

 

Workshop: Practice-Based Business Architecture: Extending & Deploying a Complete Business Architecture

Instructor: William Ulrich, President TSG, Inc.

Duration: 1 day

Description:

It takes one set of skills to establish your business architecture but it takes another set of skills to leverage that business architecture for strategic planning, business design efforts, project deployment and governance. This course provides attendees with practice-based business architecture concepts and skills. This includes extending the basic business architecture through strategy, product, initiative and stakeholder mapping. The course also discusses how to leverage business architecture to benefit related disciplines including business modeling, Lean Six Sigma, business process management and case management. The scenarios and case studies in this course offer practical guidelines on how to leverage business architecture when you return to work. Finally, the course offers advanced guidelines for governing your business architecture.

Outline:

  1. Practice-Based Business Architecture: An Introduction
  2. Establishing & Managing a Business Architecture Practice
  3. Strategy Mapping & Business Model Alignment
  4. Product Mapping & Stakeholder Mapping
  5. Initiative Mapping & Business Performance Analysis
  6. Business Architecture, Case Management & Dynamic Rules Based Routing
  1. Business Architecture, Lean Six Sigma & Business Process 
  2. Business Architecture Usage Scenarios
  3. Business Architecture Tool Enablement
     X.  Taking the Practice to the Next Level


Workshop: Business Architecture / IT Architecture Alignment: Cross-Disciplinary Alignment Strategies for Business & IT

Instructor: William Ulrich, President TSG, Inc.

Duration: 1 day

Description:

Most organizations lack a well-articulated blueprint of their business. While everyone can see their small piece of the puzzle, no one has visibility into the business as a whole. To address this lack of visibility, organizations must be able to visualize their business through formal business architecture. Yet, this is only one piece of the puzzle. Where there is no blueprint of a business, there is no corresponding blueprint of how the business relies on and is intertwined with IT architecture. As a result, it is difficult to determine the impact of key decisions, deploy cross-functional initiatives, optimize key resources and funding, and streamline communication and deployments between business and IT.

This workshop provides attendees with the ability to establish and map formal blueprints of their business and IT architectures and use these blueprints to interpret strategy, craft solution oriented roadmaps, allocate funding and establish and govern project deployments. The workshop leverages the Business / IT Architecture Transformation Framework and its systematic approach to business-driven, IT architecture transformation. Discussions draw upon on state-of-the-practice work by a number of organizations in business architecture and business / IT transformation. 

Outline:

  1. Business / IT Architecture Alignment: Overview
  2. Business Strategy vs. Reality: Impacts of Misalignment
  3. Business-Driven, Business / IT Architecture Transformation
  4. Business / IT Architecture Alignment Process Overview
  5. Business Architecture Enabled Visioning, Roadmap Creation
  6. Business Design Solutions
  7. Driving Requirements Through Business Architecture
  8. Business / IT Architecture Mapping
  9. Business / IT Architecture Transformation: Setup & Roadmap Creation
  10. Business / IT Architecture Transformation Execution Options
  11. Business / IT Collaboration Model
  12. Business / IT Architecture Alignment Scenarios
  13. Getting Started with Business /IT Architecture Alignment