This EA Masterclass is designed and delivered by former Head of Enterprise Architecture (UBS) & former Head of Architecture Capability & Performance (BP) Vincenzo Marchese.
Vincenzo has over 20 years’ experience in IT and EA, holds a MSc in Informatics from the University of Pisa, a MBA from University of Warwick, and has held Head of Architecture positions in global Financial Services and Energy firms. See profile for details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincenzomarchese
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Scheduled Classroom Courses: (Central London)
Sept 28 to 30 (complete)
Oct 26 to 28 (complete)
Nov 23 to 25 (complete)
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This 3-days classroom-based course provides you with a core understanding of how to apply EA in the real world.
You will gain insights into how to set up a business case for EA, as well as practical play books on how to engage with strategic planning, create roadmaps that are actually valued by the organisations, and set up a simplification program.
The course covers key topic such as EA as a profession, suitable organizational structures and funding models, and current trends that are likely to impact the role of EA in the future.
Finally, the course prepares you for the Chief Architect role, setting the foundation of how to run EA as a business, including thinking in terms of customers, products, services, marketing, performance measurement, continuous improvement, etc.
What you will gain
- A thorough understanding of the key concepts and techniques involved in the establishment and development of a world class enterprise architecture practice
- The skills needed to define a solid value proposition for EA, communicate why it is valuable, and set up the necessary operating model to deliver on the expectations
- Knowledge of how-to tailor and make the most of EA frameworks, methods, models and tools, but without falling slave to any of them, and ensuring that they are effectively integrated in the relevant processes of the broader organisation for real impact
- Basic concepts & toolbox to establish or re-boot an EA practice, including an understanding of the importance of positioning and posture for EA to succeed in the broader organisation, what the realistic options are, and how to choose and tailor choices for success
- A toolbox of working practices and templates to deliver the fundamental EA services: investment planning, road-mapping, simplification, design quality assurance, and strategic project delivery
- The elements of a successful EA practices that can be sustained and improved over time, ensuring it has the flexibility to adapt and change with the enterprise’s environment
Why should you attend this course
Lack of knowledge is a barrier to your personal professional advancement.
This programme is for you, if you aspire to become a Chief Architect or Head of Architecture.
You should have attained the TOGAF(R) Practitioner certification, and have at least 2 years experience as an enterprise architect.
Who is it for
This course is for you if:
- You are thinking of making a move or have been recently appointed into a senior enterprise architecture role
- You want to further progress your career and aspire to become Chief Architect
- You are already a Chief Architect but want to refresh your knowledge and skills, or want to transform your EA practice
- You are an IT leader who wants more from their EA practice
What to Expect
A thorough review of the most important EA concepts, and practical guidance of how to put them into practice
An intensive and complete course, delivered by an expert who has earned knowledge and experience the hard way, by doing EA for several years in complex and large organisations
The course is about applied EA and does not cover frameworks such as TOGAF or Zachman (although refers to them for contextual positioning of certain concepts).
The course does not describe specific enterprise architectures, but illustrates (through examples and case studies) EA concepts, products and services for EA in the financial services industry
How will you learn
Structured and interactive classroom lectures, supported by group discussions and case study workshops