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Applied Business Architecture

  • Length 3 days
  • Price $3289 inc GST
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Why study this course

Applied Business Architecture is a hands-on course that combines elements of theory, practice and evaluation to provide attendees with a collaborative, interactive learning experience in Business Architecture.

This three-day course will provide you with a practical understanding of:

  • How to link strategy and execution with effective planning

  • Mapping and communicating business motivation

  • Mapping business capabilities

  • How to use capability-based planning and business anchor models to develop a business architecture

  • How to begin to plan for transition

Please note: This course is currently available only as a virtual class. You will need a laptop/tablet with internet connectivity to join the virtual classroom and view the electronic course materials. Course materials will be provided to you in a digital format prior to the course commencing.

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What you’ll learn

Attendees will learn how to successfully:

  • Create a Business Motivation Model to structure strategic thinking

  • Create a Business Model Canvas to conceptualise strategic business models

  • Create a Business Capability Model to conceptualise and structure a business

  • Use a Capability-based Planning approach to shape and operationalise strategy

  • Identify key Stakeholders and their concerns; determine how to find answers for those concerns

  • Summarise useful ways to engage with Stakeholders through a strategic planning process

  • Summarise Business Modelling techniques and artefacts

  • Use a Business Capability Model as an Anchor model for a variety of strategic analyses

  • Summarise a variety of strategic analyses of business capabilities

  • Create a simple Transition Plan to stage strategic execution

  • Present a strategic narrative to an executive audience using artefacts to illustrate strategic advice

TOGAF and Applied Architecture at DDLS

TOGAF 9 Level 1 and 2 delivered by EA Learning is a course accredited by The Open Group.

TOGAF® stands for "The Open Group Architecture Framework", the world's leading Enterprise Architecture framework.

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Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

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No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

  • Business Architects

  • Department Heads

  • Strategic Roles

  • Technology Leaders

  • Business Technology Partners

  • Business Analysts

  • Enterprise Architects

  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers

  • Management Consultants

  • Solution and Domain Architects

Course subjects

Capability-Based Planning

  • What is Capability-Based Planning (CBP)?

  • What is Capability?

  • What challenges may be addressed using CBP?

  • What is an Anchor Model?

Engaging Stakeholders and Eliciting Concerns

  • Creating Stakeholders Maps

  • Principles for engaging and facilitating with Stakeholders

Strategic Planning and Business Architecture

  • What is Business Architecture and the relationship between Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture?

  • Three principles of Business Architecture

  • The value of Business Architecture

  • What parts of a business can be modelled by Business Architecture?

  • The relationship between Business Architecture and Strategy Planning and Projects

  • Strategy Mapping

  • Business Architecture Maps and how they can be used to define and operationalise strategy

Case Study Introduction

Strategy Mapping and Business Motivation Model (BMM)

  • What is a BMM?

  • Strategic concepts formalised in BMM

Business Modelling

  • What is a Business Model?

  • The value of business modelling

  • Modelling a business

  • What is a Strategic Business Model?

  • Elements of Business Model Canvas

  • Value-Discipline models

Value Mapping

  • Terms

  • Value Chains

  • The difference between Value Chains and Process

  • Steps for defining a value chain

  • Creating a value chain definition

Capability Mapping and Business Capability Model (BCM)

  • What is a BCM? Key elements

  • What is Capability?

  • The value of defining business capabilities and mapping a BCM

  • Capability Mapping – the process

  • Different approaches to Capability Mapping

  • Core and Supporting Capabilities

  • Guidelines for identifying and defining capabilities

  • Capability Catalogues

Introduction to Overlays/Views

  • Different overlays

  • Data points and insights

Strategic Analyses – Pain Points View

  • What is a Pain Points View?

  • How to analyse Pain Points

Strategic Analyses – Maturity View

  • What are Maturity Views?

  • Capability Maturity Models and how to measure

  • Determine the measure of the future/strategic target maturity of a list of capabilities

  • Step-gaps between maturity states

Strategic Analyses – Projects View

  • What is a Projects View?

  • How to analyse Project Impact on Capability Maturity

Strategic Analyses – Strategic View

  • What is a Strategic View?

  • How do you measure strategic importance

  • Using BMM/BCM to identify capabilities with strategic priority

Concerns – View Point: Strategic x Maturity

Concerns – View Point: Future Maturity View

Concerns – View Point: Strategic x Maturity x Inflight Projects

Concerns – View Point: Current Maturity x Projects x Pain Points

Transition Planning and Roadmapping

  • What is a transition plan?

  • Models used to determine which changes to execute

  • Looking for opportunities

  • Roadmaps and the concerns addressed

Presenting the Strategy

  • What makes an effective presentation?

  • Provide a presentation in a group using BMM

Operationalising Strategy

  • How maps are used to operationalise strategy


There are no prerequisites for this course, however knowledge of business fundamentals and TOGAF are an advantage.

Industry Association Recognition

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

  • Credit Hours: 21 hours

  • Continuing Development Units (CDUs): 21 CDUs


DDLS offers training through our partnership with EA Learning. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to EA Learning for course registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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Architecture Master Bundle
Become certified in TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 and bridge the gap between strategy and execution by applying best practice business architecture methods and techniques with Applied Business Architecture. Save over $1000 when you purchase both courses together for the bundle price of  $4099 + GST.