Enterprise

TOGAF® Business Architecture Foundation

In application, business architecture provides a bridge between an enterprise business model and enterprise strategy on one side, and the business functionality of the enterprise on the other side.

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Virtual Instructor-led Training | AEST 12 & 13 June 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Virtual Instructor-led Training | AEST 9 & 10 September 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Virtual Instructor-led Training | AEDT 9 & 10 December 2024 09:30 am - 05:00 pm

Overview

TOGAF® Business Architecture Foundation

**Based on the TOGAF® Standard, EA, 10th Edition

In the business sector, business architecture is a discipline that “represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end‐to‐end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders.
In application, business architecture provides a bridge between an enterprise business model and enterprise strategy on one side, and the business functionality of the enterprise on the other side. It often enables the Strategy to Execution methodology.

The business architect role is a strategic one that works at an enterprise level across business units. It facilitates the application of business architecture for business and IT value. It builds and maintains the business architecture knowledgebase and provide input to and assist with the internal business architecture practice.

Enterprise architecture provides a strategic planning framework that relates and aligns information technology with the business functions that it supports. In theory, enterprise architecture teams only perform enterprise technical architecture only but the business Architect role goes way beyond and deals with the business of the enterprise overall.

The purpose of the TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation credential is to provide validation that individuals have knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based.

Our Trainers Make the Difference

  • Axel Dancoisne

    Axel is an Enterprise Architecture consultant, specialising in EA governance, business architecture/strategy and in setting up EA practices

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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation certification credential is to provide validation that individuals have knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF® Standard, Version 10.

The learning objectives for this certification credential focus on knowledge and comprehension. This certification credential leads to the award of an Open Badge

The Value of this Certification Credential

Individuals who earn this certification credential will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The topic of Business Modelling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within a TOGAF context
  • The concept of Business Capabilities and how they can be modelled
  • Value Streams and value stream mapping
  • Organisation and Information Mapping
  • How to apply the TOGAF Business Scenario method
  • How a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Who Should Attend

The course is design for:

  • Individuals requiring an understanding of Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 10
  • Professionals working in roles associated with developing Business Architecture
  • Architects who wish to specialise in Business Architecture and add to their existing TOGAF certification
  • Domain Architects
  • Solution specialists, designers, architects
  • Project and program managers
  • Managers and executives

Course Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction & Concepts

  • Enterprise
  • Purpose of Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Benefits of having an Enterprise Architecture
  • A Framework for Enterprise Architecture
  • Architecture Domains
  • The ADM Phases
  • Architecture Abstraction in Enterprise Architecture
  • Architecture Principles
  • The Enterprise Continuum
  • The Architecture Repository
  • The TOGAF® Content Framework and Enterprise Metamodel
  • Architecture Capability
  • Using the TOGAF® Standard with other Frameworks
  • Risk Management
  • Gap Analysis
  • Test Yourself Questions

Chapter 2 Definitions

  • Various Definitions
  • Understand Relevant Terminology
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 3 Introduction to the ADM

  • The TOGAF® ADM and its Phases
  • “Draft” and “Approved” Deliverables
  • Iteration and the ADM
  • Governing the Creation, Development, and Maintenance of Enterprise Architecture
  • How to Scope an Architecture?
  • Architecture Alternatives, Concerns, and Trade-Off
  • Purpose: Preliminary Phase
  • Objectives: Preliminary Phase
  • Purpose: Phase A
  • How Iteration within the ADM enables concurrent operation of multiple ADM Phases?
  • Purpose: Phases B
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 4 Business Modelling

  • Definition of Business Model
  • Use-Case: Retail Business
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 5 Business Capabilities

  • Business Capability
  • Defining a Business Capability
  • Components of a Business Capability
  • Business Capability Template
  • Business Capability Map
  • Capability Mapping
  • Structuring the Business Capability Map
  • Level One Capability Stratification
  • Leveling
  • Mapping Capabilities to Other Business Perspectives
  • Heat Mapping
  • Interpreting a Heat Map
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 6 Value Streams

  • Concept of Value
  • Approaches to Value Analysis
  • Value Chain
  • Value Network
  • Lean Value Stream
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • Using Value Streams in Business Architecture
  • Key Principle of Value Streams
  • Benefits of Value Streams and Value Stream Mapping
  • Defining a Value Stream
  • Decomposing a Value Stream
  • Which should come First? Value Stream Map or Business Capability Model?
  • Creating Value Streams: Guiding Principles
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 7 Information Mapping

  • Role of Information and Information Concepts
  • What is Information Mapping?
  • Information Map
  • Benefits of Information Mapping
  • Relationships of Information Maps to Business Architecture Concepts
  • Business Capabilities and Information Concepts
  • Relationship of Information Maps to Data Models
  • Using Information Maps with the TOGAF® ADM
  • Putting Information Maps into Practice
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 8 Organisation Mapping

  • What is Organisation Mapping?
  • What is an Organisation Map?
  • Organisation Unit Types and Levels
  • Organisation Charts vs Organisation Maps
  • Differences in Terms of Purpose
  • Impacts and Benefits of Organisation Mapping
  • Relationship to Other Domains
  • How Organisation Maps can be used with the TOGAF® ADM
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 9 Business Scenarios

  • What is a TOGAF® Business Scenario?
  • Business Scenario Workshops
  • What does a TOGAF® Business Scenario describe?
  • TOGAF® Business scenarios and the ADM
  • Developing and Validating a TOGAF® Business Scenario
  • Five Elements of a Business Scenario
  • Steps of each Phase
  • Development Phases of a Business Scenario
  • Phases of a Business Scenario
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Chapter 10 Applying Business Architecture Techniques within the TOGAF ADM

  • Phase A: Architecture Vision
  • Business Objectives and Process
  • Business Modelling
  • Organisation Maps
  • Business Scenarios
  • Phase B: Business Architecture
  • Scoping the work in Phase B
  • Developing the Baseline Description
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Business Capabilities
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Value Streams
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Organisation Map
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Information Map
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Business Modelling
  • Applying Business Architecture Concepts in Phase B: Architecture Repository
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
  • The course met the expectations brilliantly. The trainer is extremely passionate about the subject and the sessions prove that. The course material and the teaching have provided me with substantial confidence and knowledge to attempt the exam. Thank you ALC.

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Fees

Fee Per Person

  • $2,250 + GST 

Course Fee Includes:

  • Comprehensive, full colour and fully-accredited course workbook (quizzes, exercises, examples, etc)
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation Study Guide (supplied as a PDF)
  • Exam voucher for TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation

 

Exams & Other Information

The exam is administered by the Open Group & Pearson Vue.

  • Candidates will receive an exam voucher after course completion
  • The exam is taken AFTER the course, at a suitable time
  • The Exam Voucher is valid for 12 months
  • Computer based
  • 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • Pass mark of 60% or 24/40
  • Closed book
  • OGBA-101 (English) TOGAF® Business Architecture Foundation Exam (English) is now available from Pearson VUE

Online Exams:

Good News! The Open Group has announced the availability of Pearson VUE OnVUE Online Proctoring. With Online Proctoring, candidates who would need to travel, can now save money and time by taking their Certification Exams at home or at the office. For more information, please visit the Online Proctored Exams page.