Applied Enterprise Analysis

This 1-day course introduces Enterprise Analysis and Business Architecture as the tools for identifying, scoping, managing and communicating business change.

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Description

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace. The ability to understand and manage business change is fast becoming the critical skill for those involved in business and IT initiatives. Business change can be unpredictable, overwhelming, and charged with politics.

Whether you are a business representative, business manager, strategist, business transformation specialist, business analyst, project manager, or enterprise architect, you need a way to understand and systematically manage business change. 

  • Enterprise Analysis is the activities performed to understand a business for the purpose of changing it.
  • Business Architecture provides a map or blueprint of a business to identify, analyse, communicate and manage business change.

Like all Equinox courses, this course is delivered by practicing consultants who apply on a daily basis the skills that they teach. You will learn the skills and techniques required to undertake effective Enterprise Analysis and to construct and use a Business Architecture through instructor-led discussion and hands-on practical exercises.

For groups of 5 or more, contact training@equinox.co.nz to discuss hosting a private course in-house at your place.  

Outline

Positioning

  • Enterprise Analysis and Business Architecture – What are they and why do they matter?

Building the Business Architecture - how do you do it?

  • Understanding Business Intent - strategic plans, goals and objectives
  • Primary Activities and Business Domains – what an organisation does
  • The Anatomy of a Business Capability
  • Scaling the Business Architecture

Using the Business Architecture to:

  • Identify business change needs
  • Scope business change
  • Manage and communicate business change

Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, students will be able to:  

  • Understand the purpose and application of enterprise analysis and business architecture
  • Interpret and apply the components of a business strategy
  • Create, maintain and understand a business architecture
  • Use a business architecture to identify and scope business problems and business change needs
  • Use business architecture to manage and communicate business change.

Audience

This course is suitable for all those involved with business projects, whether focused on business or IT solutions.  In particular this course provides considerable value for:

  • Business Representatives and Managers
  • Business Strategy Specialists
  • Business Change and Transformation Specialists
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Enterprise and Solution Architects

Prerequisites

It is recommended that participants have senior experience in IT and business and have attended Equinox’s intermediate business analysis courses before attending this course.

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