Enterprise Architecture


Program overview

Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a specialized class for technical and business architects in which we delve into the enterprise architecture required for business agility. The class also provides key insights into the organization, funding, and operating model structures necessary to drive architecture and legacy system modernization.

Our clients know that architecture-driven enterprises must be agile, efficient, and forward-facing in response to the rapidly shifting marketplace. We believe the dialogue about enterprise architecture must change to incorporate both business and technical architecture.

Program Structure

As a key part of transformation in the modern era, companies must do more than prescribe and govern enterprise architecture. We must also build it and operationalize it. The class begins with a discussion on why architecture matters, including the history of architecture and the evolution of patterns.

Course Objectives
  • Learn to reframe the dialogue about enterprise architecture
  • Convey that architecture outcomes are as critical as business outcomes
  • Connect the dots between enterprise architecture and business strategy
  • Operationalize enterprise architecture with the required people, funding, and processes

Participants will learn about the importance of all three transformation outcomes: business, architecture and productivity.  We’ll spend time talking about the dimensions of enterprise architecture and putting these in context of the Feld Group Institute Framework. The discussion then shifts to the importance of “operationalizing” enterprise architecture, with a deep dive into the required organization, funding and operating models. The course wraps up with the importance of leadership to drive change within the organization.

The program is structured around a proven end-to-end framework with real-world case studies to highlight key principles. Lectures, small group discussions and activities encourage classroom engagement and foster collaboration among participants. The program is designed for enterprise architects, leaders of enterprise architecture, portfolio/domain architects and business architects.