Business Architecture Mastery
Weekly live sessions with leader, Thursdays via Zoom | UK Time 8am - 11am
A fifteen week intensive online course to help senior business analysts, strategists and business architects quickly and competently analyse a business (and its context) and make well founded recommendations for improvement/ transformation, convince stakeholders of their merits and transfer the ideas into implementation.
After successful completion of the course you will be equipped to:
Rapidly identify the real strategic issues
Transform your own capabilities, then your organisation or client.
Develop the skills to be at the table where strategic decisions are made.
Have a real positive impact on your organisation, industry, customers, other stakeholders and society at large.
Engage thoroughly with business executives in a way that they appreciate
Exploit change and emerging technology to your advantage instead of suffering its effects
Become a valued change agent in your organisation and industry
Understand powerful meta skills that you can apply in countless situations, techniques and throughout your career
The most comprehensive Business Architecture training programme available globally. Goes beyond TOGAF™ (Open Group), Zachman, BizBoK (Business Architecture Guild), Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder & Pigneur), Enterprise Engineering (Dietz et al), Archimate™ (Open Group) and others in addressing the context in which business finds itself and the many dimensions that must be integrated to make informed coherent decisions to achieve desirable futures. Includes thought leadership in integrated meta models, stakeholder modelling, process architectures, integration of strategy, architecture and programme management.
Analysing a Business using decomposition, abstraction and multiple perspectives.
Motivation/Goals, Function, Process, Service, Capability
Use of Maturity/Readiness Models
Ontologies, Taxonomies, Meta Models and Reference Models
Enterprise Context Analysis
Interaction and Stakeholders
Measurement, Metrics and Business Health
Understanding and Delivering Value
Working Smarter not Harder
Communications: Listening, Convincing
Data Knowledge and Power
Organisation Structure, Design, Emergence
Understanding and Achieving Quality
Innovation and Disruption
Choosing Battles, Scoping, Prioritising
The course is presented online but live, via Zoom with interactive video, discussion and breakaway groups. Half the time is "hands on" tackling assignments to reinforce concepts and techniques.
Rich use is made of case study material through the full course, allowing students to apply concepts through a full lifecycle.
Full notes are provided and enrichment via short videos, provided articles, references and links. We also provide an eBook on Business Architecture and access to an alumni website where further materials are added over time.
Who Should Attend
Senior business analysts, strategists and business architects often need to quickly and competently analyse a business (and its context) and make well founded recommendations for improvement/ transformation, convince stakeholders of their merits and transfer the ideas into implementation. Senior managers of Programme/ Project offices and directors of strategic change programmes need to define, scope, estimate and justify change initiatives and programmes.
There are no formal prerequisites, but it is recommended that students have prior experience of business or other work experience. Exposure to information technology, projects and modelling would also be an advantage.
Comments from Past Attendees
- “Having participated in the above-mentioned course under the auspices of Inspired.org during Feb-June 2021 I can unreservedly say that it was one of the most encompassing courses on Business Architecture that I have had the privilege to attend. I would recommend the course as a superb source of insights into modern day business architecture, and to place you in a position to take advantage of opportunities in this field." - Robert McKee (20 year Bus. Arch Veteran)
- "The course was well managed with materials at a similar quality to that of Oxford University. The subjects covered extend beyond the traditional content that you would expect - to starting to think outside the box, different perspectives, what matters to the design of a business and its people… If you are looking for a course that will introduce you to some of the latest research in this field and beyond, I would highly recommend this course.” - Damian Gawlowski (Business Arch. Lead)