Enterprise Architect for TOGAF© Practitioners

Duration: 3 days – Expert led Enterprise Architect hands-on training

“An Architect, in the subtlest application of the word, describes one able to engage and arrange all elements of an environment to create a harmonious whole” – Charles T. Betz

The purpose of an Enterprise Architecture capability is to produce business value and to identify and manage the people, process, and technology elements of an organization. All elements need to be clearly understood and available in an interactive model which can then be used to evaluate existing operations and manage change over time. The advantages that result from a good enterprise architecture bring important business benefits, which are clearly visible in the net profit or loss of a company or organization.

TOGA®F, BIZBOK®, BABOK®, ITSM® are industry standard frameworks and methods to harmonize an Enterprise Architecture Office that are available for use by any organization around the world. It is a tool for assisting in the production, usage, and maintenance of architectures. It is based on a process model supported by best practices and a re-usable set of existing architectural resources.

What you'll Learn

Delivering an Architecture Project with TOGAF© Architecture Development Method (ADM)  using Enterprise Architect 13 Hands-on 

Experience insights and techniques with master Enterprise Architect, who is directly involved in highly successful and well documented transformation projects over many years. Learn and practice effective business architecture techniques that align with leadership, people, and technology outcomes.

  1. Learn by doing! – Develop a complete Transformation Project using the BIZBOK® method
  2. Be Project ready! – Begin your next project after the workshop and reduce startup time
  3. Become an Enterprise Architect power user – Learn time saving tricks from a Sparx SME
  4. Learn Business Architecture – Learn effective techniques from a master Business Architect
  5. Learn how to leverage the INTEGRATED Toolkit – Save months of toolkit startup time

A comprehensive mission tested course that pragmatically reveals how to perform Architecture modeling and reporting using a role based approach. Follow one project through the ADM and Architecture life cycle to learn how advanced Architects do it. The course is for Architects who are interested in learning more about TOGAF 9 using a pragmatic hands-on approach by modeling TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM), standards and best practices using a comprehensive case study.

TOGAF Certified Architects who wish to evaluate and apply the TOGAF Architecture Development Method standards and best practices using a comprehensive case study and to experience immediate benefits of using a powerful modeling tool Enterprise Architect.

Our role based hands-on course use Enterprise Architect to address the work needs and requirements of the following roles and follows the Architecture Development Method through your first practical Iteration. Practice Advanced Sparx EA Techniques for saving time while increasing quality.


  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect – Certificate of Education Credits
  • This course will prepare you to pass the TOGAF© Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Exam
  • LinkedIn Endorsement by our Industry Expert Workshop Leader
Who needs to Attend
  • Enterprise Architects who need to rapidly develop an Enterprise Architecture Transformation project
  • Students who need a proven approach when deploying Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF, BIZBOK®, BABOK®, DMBOK® and ITSM®
  • Students who wish to become TOGAF® Certified
  • Business Analysts, Business Architects, Solution Architects
  • Project Managers
Course Outline

Getting Started

  1. Loading your Course Case Study
  2. Introductions
  3. Using Sparx EA to develop the TOGAF© ADM
  4. Understanding OMG UML Modeling
  5. START –Project Browser, Traceability, Search in Model, Help
  6. DESIGN – Package, Diagram, Toolbox, Element
  7. LAYOUT – Manage, Appearance, Status
  8. PUBLISH – Documentation, Web, Package Control
  9. CONFIGURE – Manage Technology, Manage Security, Images
  10. CONSTRUCT – Resource Allocation, Change, Defects, Issues, Testing
  11. CODE – Scripting, Edit Code
  12. SIMULATE – Simulators, Manage BPSim
  13. EXECUTE – Debugger, Recorder
  14. EXTEND – Manage Add-ins

Architecture Vision

  1. Architecture Vision best practices
  2. Establish the Architecture project
  3. Identify enterprise stakeholders, concerns, and goals
  4. Confirm and elaborate goals, objectives, and constraints
  5. Define and evaluate capabilities
  6. Assess readiness for Transformation
  7. Scope the organizations impacted
  8. Confirm and elaborate Principles
  9. Develop the Business Scenario
  10. Develop the Architecture Vision
  11. Define the target architecture business case
  12. Identify the Transformation risks and mitigation
  13. Establish the Transformation communication plan
  14. Develop Statement of Architecture Work

 Business Architecture

  1. Business Architecture best practices
  2. Select reference models, viewpoints, and patterns
  3. Develop the Baseline Business Architecture
  4. Solution Stakeholder Scope
  5. Business Context
  6. Capability model
  7. Value Stream
  8. Process Scope
  9. Service Collaboration model
  10. Information model
  11. Business Architecture Requirements
  12. Relationship Matrix
  13. Manage Baselines
  14. Develop the Target Business Architecture
  15. Perform gap analysis
  16. Define roadmap components
  17. Resolve impacts across the architecture landscape
  18. Conduct formal stakeholder review
  19. Generate the Business Architecture Definition

 Application Architecture

  1. Application Architecture best practices
  2. Select reference models, viewpoints, and tools
  3. Develop Baseline Application Architecture
  4. Architecture Overview
  5. Stakeholder Views
  6. Business Application Building Blocks
  7. Infrastructure Application Building Blocks
  8. Application Architecture Requirements
  9. Application Architecture model
  10. Relationship Matrix
  11. Manage Baselines
  12. Develop Target Application Architecture
  13. Perform gap analysis
  14. Define Roadmap components
  15. Resolve Impacts
  16. Conduct Formal Stakeholder review
  17. Generate the Application Architecture Definition

 Data Architecture

  1. Data Architecture best practices
  2. Select reference models, viewpoints, and tools
  3. Develop Baseline Data Architecture
  4. Data Architecture Overview
  5. Stakeholder Views
  6. Business Information Domains
  7. Data Architecture Building Blocks
  8. Data Solution Building Blocks
  9. Data Architecture Requirements
  10. Data Architecture model
  11. Relationship Matrix
  12. Manage Baselines
  13. Develop Target Data Architecture
  14. Perform gap analysis
  15. Define Roadmap components
  16. Resolve Impacts
  17. Conduct Formal Stakeholder review
  18. Generate the Data Architecture Definition

 Technology Architecture

  1. Technology Architecture best practices
  2. Select reference models, viewpoints, and tools
  3. Develop Baseline Technology Architecture
  4. Technology Architecture Overview
  5. Stakeholder Views
  6. Technology Architecture Building Blocks
  7. Infrastructure Application Building Blocks
  8. Technology Deployment model
  9. Technology Architecture Requirements
  10. Technology Architecture model
  11. Relationship Matrix
  12. Manage Baselines
  13. Develop Target Technology Architecture
  14. Perform gap analysis
  15. Define Roadmap components
  16. Resolve Impacts
  17. Conduct Formal Stakeholder review
  18. Finalize the Technology Architecture Definition

 Opportunities and Solutions

  1. Confirm key corporate change attributes
  2. Determine business constraints for implementation
  3. Review and consolidate gap analysis results
  4. Review IT requirements from a functional perspective
  5. Reconcile interoperability requirements
  6. Refine and validate dependencies
  7. Confirm Readiness and risk for business transformation
  8. Formulate high-level implementation and migration strategy
  9. Identify and group major work packages
  10. Identify Transition Architectures
  11. Create portfolio and project charter
  12. Outputs

 Migration Planning

  1. Confirm management frameworks
  2. Assign a business value to each project
  3. Estimate resource requirements and timing
  4. Prioritize the migration projects
  5. Confirm Transition Architecture increments/phases
  6. Generate the Architecture Implementation Roadmap
  7. Establish the architecture evolution cycle Outputs
  8. Outputs

 Implementation Governance

  1. Confirm Scope and priorities for deployment
  2. Identify deployment resources and skills
  3. Guide development of solutions deployment
  4. Perform enterprise architecture compliance reviews
  5. Implement business and IT operations
  6. Perform post-implementation reviews

 Architecture Change Management

  1. Establish value realization process
  2. Deploy monitoring tools
  3. Manage risks
  4. Provide analysis for architecture change management
  5. Develop change requirements to meet performance targets
  6. Manage governance process
  7. Activate the process to implement change
  8. Request for Architecture Work
  9. Statement of Architecture Work
  10. Architecture Definition Document
  11. Architecture Contract

 Requirements Management

  1. Requirements Management best practices
  2. Select reference models, viewpoints, and patterns
  3. Re-use requirements
  4. Identify and Trace requirements across the Architecture
  5. Baseline requirements
  6. Identify changed requirement and record priorities
  7. Assess impact of changed requirements
  8. Implement requirements from Phase H
  9. Update the requirements repository
  10. Outputs and Reporting

 Preliminary Phase 

  1. Confirm governance and support frameworks
  2. Define the enterprise architecture team and organization
  3. Tailor TOGAF and other selected Architecture Frameworks
  4. Process and Framework Tailoring
  5. Pattern and Content Tailoring
  6. Implement architecture tools and standards

“Even though Enterprise Architect is an extremely powerful tool and more feature rich than all the competing products we have reviewed in our RFP, it is hard to apply it without proper mentorship and a process that unfolds a step by step example of doing a project.” – Marc Ginns, Chief Enterprise Architect, Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC

“We recently completed a production business transformation, and the clarity provided by the very first Enterprise Architect TOGAF 9 course, led by Ramsay, to focus on learning and applying Enterprise Architect to the practice of using the TOGAF ADM saved ten Enterprise Architects at our Fortune 15 energy company many months in start- up when using new tools and process, a saving far greater than Enterprise Architect software license costs and the entire cost of training & retooling.” – Chief Architect, Fortune 15 Energy Sector Company

“I’ve been able to impose a new level of discipline on to align business and IT – we’ve eliminated the ‘weak link’ by creating a common business language(UML) between the business people coming in with requirements and the architects who are designing the new systems. The methods and techniques revealed are a breath of fresh air when I compare them to their predecessors – that performed like a herd of elephants.” – Director of Strategic Planning, Major US based Retailer

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Course Take Aways'

Save time and immediately power up your practice during the course and your next project. Every participant receives the following course handouts:

  • Course Guidebook and practice Case study
  • INTEGRATED Repository to ensure traceability from Strategy to Operations
  • INTEGRATED Toolbox Stencils for BABOK©, BIZBOK©, ITSM©, PMBOK©, and TOGAF©
  • Repository Help Screens make Sparx easy to learn and rapid to deploy
  • Work Packages Standard Templates to generate documentation
  • Pre-built reuse Catalogs, Matrices, Diagram Patterns
  • MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint integration and reuse Templates

“INTEGRATE iT provided a fully configured repository and MDG toolkits that saved our team of enterprise architects at our Fortune 5 Energy company six months of researching and harmonizing the many sometimes competing standards. The fully configured INTEGRATED Repository came as a great surprise. After our focused training led by Ramsay Millar we immediately set to work delivering real value for  our business leaders with reduced risks during a mission critical business IT transformation project.” – Chief Enterprise Architect, Energy Sector

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