Delivering agile business architecture is becoming an essential skill for digital transformation, which is one of the greatest business challenges of our time. Delivering it successfully requires a level of agility that traditional enterprise architecture struggles to cope with. Planning and developing architectural concepts upfront are essential, but it needs to be done differently. Long gone are the days when hermetic enterprise architecture operating models were developed in a silo. Today, enterprise architects need to design, architect, prioritize, and deliver initiatives and projects with the collaboration of their entire ecosystem iteratively at regular and steady intervals.

This is why EA Principals, in partnership with IRIS Business Architect/Benchmark Consulting, is now offering an Agile Business Architecture training course that allows enterprise architects to acquire and grasp the knowledge to design, architect, prioritize, and deliver the corporate future of their organization successfully based on the TOGAF Standard Version 9.2, among others, as described in this article published by the Open Group entitled "Providing Customer-Driven Value with a TOGAF® Based Enterprise Architecture".

This course allows enterprise architects to become more customer-driven and more effective with strategy execution, using methodologies shown in this book, entitled “Practical Guide to Agile Strategy Execution: Design, Architect, Prioritize, and Deliver your Corporate Future Successfully”. EA Principals has specific agile business architecture courses for the following industries:

EA Principals is one of the first training providers accredited by The Open Group to provide this course.

This course allows enterprise architects to comprehend and explain the complexity of a business transformation’s ecosystem to business and IT stakeholders and find proven ways to work together and communicate better with each other. This course provides enterprise architects with the necessary skills, discipline, and corporate logic to significantly increase their odds of success in their endeavors.

Most well-known businesses are currently deploying digital technologies on the cloud, using the Internet of Things and mobile applications, among others. Some of them are even starting to test and deploy artificial intelligence within their operations. However, just a few of these established companies have been designed for digital from the start. Too many of the projects initiated by traditional organizations fail to deliver meaningful business outcomes in a reasonable time frame. Rapid and continuous innovative changes and more informed customers are forcing firms to have more fluid business strategies. Time to execution is now shorter and requires that most traditional businesses become more agile and learn to rely less on the siloed-organizational structure to implement their plan.

Enterprise architects can be instrumental in planning the reallocation of capital and resources to customer-driven initiatives and projects, over other types of projects. Well-intended, knowledgeable, and dedicated human resources abound within many of these traditional organizations. Their work needs to be reorganized to enable a more customer-driven approach. In a digital and more agile company, strategies, people, capabilities, data, initiatives, processes, and technology need to be harmonized to identify and deliver consistent innovative customer-driven solutions.

Enterprise architects are key in transforming their organization into a more customer-driven enterprise to maximize their customer lifetime value. It should not be about short-term fixes only. Agile enterprises need to collaborate much more with their clients, partners, and influencers in enhancing their individualized experience. They need to offer inter-enterprise value propositions made of one or several products and services owned more often than not by many business units. The value propositions proposed by customer-driven enterprises to their clients and partners need to be integrated into their environment seamlessly.

This course about Agile Business Architecture provides enterprise architects with a practical approach to enable traditional businesses to become more customer-driven companies using our Strategic Execution Model. Enterprise architects interested in improving the delivery of their strategic digital transformation initiatives and projects within their organization should appreciate this course. It will enable them to better assist their organization in executing the following:

  • Design a business model and elaborate strategies,
  • Plan and architect optimally the transformation of a business by focusing on key problematic business capabilities that need to be improved for success,
  • Plan and prioritize initiatives and projects by aligning them with the always evolving strategies of your organization,
  • Define better and more precise agile requirements and epics early on for improved and quicker project delivery, and
  • Make sure to measure business success throughout these steps to increase the odds of delivering initiatives and projects that matter to clients.

Learn how to be part of the action and generate measurable value for your organization and register now for one of EA Principals' Agile Business Architecture courses.