A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE TOGAF® STANDARD
Early Bird 5% discount until July 18
Metaplexity Associates, Inc. is offering a five-day workshop that prepares your team to use the TOGAF® standard to create enterprise architectures for your organization. This workshop extends our 4 day Accredited TOGAF 9 Training Course with additional content that is designed to apply concepts and techniques from the TOGAF® standard. The course provides an opportunity to take the TOGAF® 9 Certification Examination in class at the end of the course.
Instructors and materials incorporate in-class exercises and workshop activities throughout the course. The goal is to enable students to be able to better apply knowledge of the TOGAF® standard.
This is classroom version of our flagship course, Enterprise Architecture Using TOGAF® 9. This course was the first Accredited TOGAF 9 Training Course fully accredited by The Open Group in 2009. The current curriculum, Version 3.5, was reaccredited in 2016. It is up to date with all required changes through TOGAF 9.1.
This workshop is designed to provide more practical application of the TOGAF standard. It addresses industry trends and challenges that are influencing how organizations are defining and implementing their enterprise architecture. The 5-day offering covers the key learning points required for both Level 1 and Level 2 TOGAF 9 certification. It includes lectures, case studies, and individual and group activities.
Examples and exercises demonstrate the activities performed in the Architecture Development Method (ADM) phases. The workshop activities are aimed at applying select artifacts and deliverables to enterprise architecture projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshop is designed for:
- Enterprise Architects
- Project Management
- Business Analysts
- Domain Architects
- Solution Architects
It will also be relevant to people in other disciplines who wish to play more informed roles in conducting or participating in enterprise architecture projects and initiatives. It is excellent for CTO’s and CIO’s as well, who want to learn not only what TOGAF is all about, but how application of the framework can impact business strategy, affecting both the top and bottom lines.
This course prepares the students for successful completion of the TOGA
F 9 certification exams. However, the primary focus is to develop the ability to use the TOGAF standard to create effective enterprise architectures. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- take the TOGAF Part 1 and Part 2 exams
- apply concepts and techniques from the TOGAF standard in his organization
STUDENT WEB SITE
We activate a private Student Website for each course about 1-2 weeks before the course begins. This allows students to get an advance opportunity to access and review course materials. The materials in this Student Website supports the training and can be an invaluable resource after the course.
We use a case study to permit the students to apply course concepts to practical problems and situations that often arise in an enterprise environment.
We provide a course workbook to each student. The workbook follows the course presentation and provides simple, practical exercises that apply course content. The workbook also has quizzes that allow the student to check and confirm their understanding of the course material.
We also provide an answer key for the course workbook. The key provides the correct answers and explanations to support self-study.
We provide Practice Exams developed by The Open Group to all students in our accredited courses. Metaplexity Associates staff have participated in the development of the certification exams in the subjects we teach. Some TOGAF practice exams available on the Internet are poorly developed and don’t adhere to the examination conformance requirements. In some cases, practice exams come from illicit “Exam Dump” sites. These should be avoided.
We issue an Examination Voucher to each participant in our accredited courses. The Open Group is now using Pearson VUE as the examination provider. The voucher can be used exchanged at any Pearson test center that administers TOGAF examinations. In some courses, the examination can be administered at the end of the course.
OVERVIEW OF METAPLEXITY
Metaplexity Associates, Inc. is a U.S. based provider of Open Group Accredited TOGAF training courses, and other Enterprise Architecture education and consulting services. Many of our major account customers are focused on the practical implementation of Enterprise Architecture frameworks and programs in their organizations.
We have listened to their needs and enhanced our courses to reflect the current challenges they are facing. We can provide consulting and support services that will enable them to strengthen business capabilities and accelerate architecture development.
METAPLEXITY LEADERSHIP / BACKGROUND
Our President and chief instructor, William A. Estrem, Ph.D., has been involved with The Open Group since its formation in 1995. He has been intimately involved in the development of the TOGAF standard since its inception. He has conducted Enterprise Architecture training across the globe.
All of our associates are seasoned practitioners. They are actively involved in the development of Open Group standards. All of our associates are TOGAF Certified practitioners.
Metaplexity Leadership / Background
Our President and chief instructor, William A. Estrem, Ph.D., has been involved with The Open Group from the beginning, in the early 1990’s. Dr. Estrem has been intimately involved in the development of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), as well, since its inception, and has trained delegates globally since 1997 when he founded the company. Several of our instructors are actively involved in various Open Group development efforts, ranging from Governance, to ArchiMate, to Risk Analysis, to the maintenance and strengthening of TOGAF itself, advancing the next generations of this remarkable framework.
Metaplexity’s payment policy requires payment upon invoicing and in advance of class start-up, unless otherwise agreed upon in advance. We register students in advance of the course but we do not invoice students until the minimum number of attendees has registered. This avoids problems with refunds.
In today’s fast paced business world, organizations are seeking to improve their ability to operate more effectively and efficiently. Business agility is essential.
There are many schools of thought, frameworks, and methods that promise to improve agility. However, there is no one single approach can solve all of the problems.
This course is designed to examine several significant frameworks and methods such as Enterprise Architecture, Agile Methods, and Lean Enterprise synthesizing them to enable the enterprise to be more agile.
Many organizations are striving to create value by working closely with their customers and reducing the time required to deliver results. At the same time, the enterprise must maintain some consistency to function efficiently. At times, different parts of the organization will have different views on what is the best way to function. What is the balance that is needed between Agility and Architecture?
This course examines Agility, Lean Methods, Design Thinking, Enterprise Architecture and other frameworks and methods to understand how the apparent conflicts can be resolved .
Anyone involved with the planning, development, and operation of an enterprise will benefit from this course. In particular, people in the following roles will find course beneficial:
- Enterprise Architects (Business, Data, Application, Technology)
- Solution Architects
- IT Strategists
- Transformation’s teams
- Digital teams
- Business Analysts
- Product Managers
- System and Software Engineers and Developers
- Program and Project Managers
- Operations Managers
- Service Managers
This course is not intended to prepare students for certification in any particular standard or product. It does not focus on teaching detailed skills and techniques. There are no specific prerequisites for this course, although it is assumed that participants are experienced practitioners in their field.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Apply concepts from Enterprise Architecture, Agile Development, and Lean Enterprise to build agile capabilities and solutions that meet enterprise requirements, align with business strategies
- Demonstrate Enterprise Architecture skills that can be used to guide the developments of systems that are properly aligned with company strategies and business portfolios
- Integrate architecture and agile techniques to increase the effectiveness and velocity of business development
- Coordinate efforts with Agile and DevOps groups to improve the communications and feedback between strategists, analysts, architects, developers, operations, and service management personnel.
- Implement practical controls to ensure appropriate compliance to architecture standards, legal and regulatory requirements when needed.
- Develop effective lightweight organizations, structures and processes for governing their enterprise architecture, development, testing and operations activities.
- Build a more agile enterprise that will be able to improve revenue, avoid costs, and improve service to your customers.
There are no specific prerequisites for this course. This not a software development or computer science course, although we will examine concepts from these areas.
We will examine several Agile and DevOps approaches, but no prior experience is required.
The TOGAF standard will be used as an example Enterprise Architecture framework. People familiar with the TOGAF standard will be able to understand what their role in terms of sharing information with other teams.
This course is course is about creating a more agile enterprise. Stakeholders in charge of Agile development, delivery and IT operations will learn how Enterprise Architecture can support and enable their work. Agility is not one single concept, but the collective behavior of several key functions within the enterprise. The course is a synthesis of the ideas and trends that are at play in the enterprise. In particular, these topics include:
- Enterprise Architecture and all of its domains
- Product and Portfolio Management
- Agile Methods
- Lean Enterprise
Any of these approaches may refer to existing frameworks, standards, methodologies, best practices, methods and processes. This includes with no particular order; TOGAF, Scrum, Kanban, Disciplined Agile (DA), Lean, Lean for IT, IT4IT and more. Each method or approach has its role to play. Each method has its strengths and weaknesses. How can these seemingly incompatible methods and techniques be integrated and harmonized to maximize benefit to the enterprise?
This course enables decision makers, strategists, product owners, architects, developers, and operations managers to gain insights into how these concepts can be interwoven to create a more agile enterprise. Course participants will work on practical examples and case studies that demonstrate and apply key elements of each method and examines how the methods can be integrated.
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