This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to perform application architecture within the context of an enterprise architecture. Central to application architecture is describing the structure of the applications and linkage to an application portfolio that will best meet the strategy, goals & objectives.
Good application architecture must fit within the existing organization’s operations and enterprise architecture. In the real world we rarely have freedom to run to build a greenfield architecture. As a starting point the course provides guidance on the minimum necessary enterprise architecture elements:
- Motivation & stakeholder requirement
- Business Architecture
- Organizational & geographic design
- Information Architecture
- Information flow
- Data Architecture
- Significant constrains in physical data architecture & repository
- Technical Architecture
- Significant constrains in physical technical architecture & in place infrastructure
This course provides the skills and knowledge to develop a blueprint of the organization’s application architecture and its alignment to the application portfolio – to design the changes necessary to provide a common understanding of the enterprise in order to drive the changes necessary to meet the set of strategic objectives and tactical demands.
In this course, you will learn how to develop an integrated set of views of an organization’s application landscape in order to have an integrated understanding of the organization and the changes necessary to realize the future. Central to productive application architecture is understanding, documenting & analyzing:
- Information Systems: Describes an organization’s applications at a contextual level. Identifies core application purposes.
- Logical Applications: Describes an organization’s Information Systems and applications at a logical level. Identifies core application functionality. Logical grouping is driven by analysis and grouping inherent in the existing application portfolio.
- Information Services: Derived from information flows in the organization’s processes and integration required by the logical and physical applications. Identifies core service construction.
- Business Information: Establishes the common information, the sources and flows the organization relies on to perform its operations.
- Integration Patterns: Defined required integration standards and patterns necessary to meet the application architecture and its central drivers: motivation & stakeholder requirement, information flow and organizational & geographic structure.
- Physical Application: Describes an organization’s applications and applications at a physical level. Usually linked to the application portfolio and SDLC requirements.
- Additional elements include traceability from the business architecture to the technical architecture.
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Application Architecture training is available as a custom course for your team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we would configure this course for you.
This course may be configured as a custom course for an organization. Configuration provides alignment between an organization’s existing architecture deliverables, EA & governance processes, and its organizational model.
- Provision of sample deliverables, process models and organization details
- Conference call with appropriate members of Conexiam’s team
- Material review by the client
A broader description can be found at our Custom Courses page.
For most courses Conexiam has a set number of points in the course that may be changed.
In order to develop a completely custom course Conexiam will provide a statement of work to customize the course. This normally requires an EA Capability Workshop as a precursor activity.