Current Public Seminars

Enterprise Architecture
Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop Zachman Certification
Understanding Enterprise Architecture
TOGAF™ 9: Certification Level 1 and 2
IT Strategy & Management Skills
The Corporate Strategy for IT
Enterprise Investment
Business Analysis
Working with Business Processes: Discovery, Mapping, Redesign and Requirement
Business Architecture: Building Alignment for Rapid Change
Mastering the Requirements Process
Business Rules and Decisions: Analysis Techniques
Mastering Business Analysis
Data Management
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Warehousing: New Technologies and Developments Explained
Data Modelling Fundamentals
Data Modelling Masterclass
Defining and Executing Your Information Strategy
Ten Steps to Data Quality


"One of the big benefits of the IRM course was that Mike is very much a practicing Enterprise Architect and had a wealth of real case studies and examples to reference in the various stages of the course. This is very important for me when looking at training like this as text and theory only just doesn’t do it for training at this level."

Conal Markey, Solution Architect, Kainos


3-Day Seminar

Understanding Enterprise Architecture:
Structure, Domains, Disciplines, Value

Mike Rosen

Click here to hear Mike give a short overview of this seminar

Register On-line:
16-18 March 2015, London

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Click here for an in-house quote request or for further information regarding in-house training.

The complexity of today's IT environments, regulations and competitive pressures are driving many enterprises to implement IT architecture programs. While Enterprise Architecture (EA) isn't new, it has produced mixed results. Successful organizations have streamlined costs, improved alignment between business strategy and IT systems, and improved flexibility. With this success, the demand for qualified architects is even greater.

Unfortunately, many organization or architects do not have an overall understanding of what enterprise architecture is, how programs are structured, the roles, responsibilities and skills of an enterprise architect, what enterprise architecture looks like, how to create architecture, how to apply it, and how to deliver value to their organization through EA. This workshop is aimed at making sure you understand these questions and how to achieve these results. We will illustrate the many different aspect of EA and discuss how to deliver maximum value with Enterprise Architecture and avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Topics will include EA principles and practices, EA domains of business, information, application, and technology architecture, and the architectural skills and thinking needed to be an enterprise architect.

Although EA frameworks will be covered, this course has a different focus than framework based training. Rather than dig into the specific details, methods, and vocabulary of a particular framework, this course teaches the principles, skills, and thinking that you need to be a good architect and to apply architecture regardless of the framework. You will leave with new skills and techniques that can immediately be applied to your job and project.

The workshop is structured as a mix of presentation, interactive discussion, and group based exercises, so participants get the chance to apply the techniques learned to example scenarios during the facilitated exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Get an overview of the principles, practices and structure of enterprise architecture
  • Understand the concepts, models and vocabularies of different architectural roles
  • Gain familiarity with the most common EA frameworks and methods
  • Learn architectural principles and skills that can immediately be applied to your current role
  • Understand the issues and techniques of business and information architecture
  • Understand application architectural styles, patterns, reference architectures and methodologies
  • Understand technology architecture and its relation to enabling applications and business

Seminar and Workshop Outline

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
  • Why do we need architecture?
  • Overview of Enterprise Architecture
  • EA Value Proposition
  • EA Practice Areas
    • Business, Information,
    • Application, Technology
  • EA Case Study and Example
  • Architecture Frameworks
    • Zachman, TOGAF, MoDAF
  • Architecture Methodologies
  • EA Principles, Policies, Practices
  • Architectural Thinking
  • Architecture Skills
  • EA Organization and Governance
  • Architecture Maturity Models
Business and Information Architecture

Business Architecture

  • What is Business Architecture?
  • Business / IT Alignment Models
  • Business Concepts: Strategies, Lifecycles, Innovation, Vision
  • Business Architecture Modeling
  • Business Capability Maps
  • Business Motivation Model
  • Value Chains and Value Streams
  • Business Context Models
  • Business Process Models

Information Architecture

  • What is Information Architecture?
  • Operational Data
  • Analytical Data
  • ERD and Dimensional Models
  • Deriving Information Architecture from Business Context
  • Enterprise Information Model
  • Data Warehouses and Data Marts
  • Information Flow Architecture
  • Data Movement Patterns
  • Master Data Management and Data Virtualization
Application and Technology Architecture

Application Architecture

  • What is Application Architecture?
  • Architecture Styles
  • Architecture vs. Design
  • Enterprise 2.0 Applications
  • Collaboration Architecture
  • Architectural Reference Models
  • Conceptual Architecture
  • Patterns
  • Architecture Driven Analysis and Design

Technology Architecture

  • What is Technology Architecture?
  • Interface between Application and Technology
  • Platforms and Storage
  • Networks
  • Security
  • Next Generation Technology Platforms
  • Performance and Capacity
  • Data Centers
  • Integrating Cloud Services into the Enterprise
  • Conclusion


  • Entterprise Architects
  • Domain Architectures
  • Solution Architect
  • Business Architects
  • EA Program Managers
  • Information Systems Management
  • Business/Systems Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Strategic Planners
  • IT Managers
  • CIOs

Special Features:
This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of enterprise architecture, illustrated with real life examples and leaves the student with new skills and techniques to help with their current job and future aspirations. After completion of this seminar students will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is enterprise architecture?
  • What are the different approaches to EA structure and EA programs?
  • What are the concepts and models of each architectural domain?
  • What are the skills, vocabulary, and roles of an architect?
  • What are critical factors in architecture success and failure?
  • How do you use architecture to provide value to your organization?

Speaker Biography

Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen is Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group, which provides expert consulting in Enterprise Architecture, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Model Driven Solutions. Mr. Rosen is also Director of Enterprise Architecture for the Cutter Consortium, Editorial Director for SOA Institute, and a founding member of the Business Architecture Guild. His current emphasis is on the implementation of Enterprise and Business Architecture and programs. He has years of experience in the architecture and design of applications for global corporations and 20+ years of product development experience for distributed technologies including DCE, CORBA, DCOM, J2EE, Web Services, Transaction Processing, and Messaging. Mr. Rosen is an internationally recognized speaker and author of several books including Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies.

Seminar Fee
£1,495 + VAT (£299) = £1,794

Register On-line:
16-18 March 2015, London

Group Booking Discount

  • 2-3 Delegates - 10%
  • 4-5 Delegates - 20%
  • 6+ Delegates - 25%

Multiple Seminar Booking Discount

Attend more than one of our seminars and you will be entitled to the following discounts:

  • 2nd course 10%
  • 3rd course 15%
  • 4th course 20%
  • 5th+ course 25%

Please note, only one discount can be applied at any one time.

Hotel Venue
16-18 March 2015
etc.venues Paddington
57 North Wharf Rd
Paddington Basin, London, W2 1LA
Sales: 020 7989 0590
Switchboard: 020 7989 0590

London Accommodation: IRM UK in association with JP Events Ltd has arranged special discounted rates at all venues and at other hotels nearby the venue. Please visit the JP Events website for further information.

E-mail: Tel +44 (0)84 5680 1138 Fax +44 (0)84 5680 1139.

In-House Training
If you require a quote for running this course in-house, please contact us with the following details:

  • Subject matter and/or speaker required
  • Estimated number of delegates
  • Location (town, country)
  • Number of days required (if different from the public course)
  • Preferred date

Please contact:
Jeanette Hall
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen

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Enterprise Architecture Series
Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop Zachman Certification
Understanding Enterprise Architecture
TOGAF™ 9: Certification Level 1 and 2

Multiple Seminar Booking Discount
Attend more than one of our seminars and you will be entitled to the following discounts:

  • 2nd course 10%
  • 3rd course 15%
  • 4th course 20%
  • 5th+ course 25%

Group Booking Discount

  • 2-3 Delegates - 10%
  • 4-5 Delegates - 20%
  • 6+ Delegates - 25%

We regret that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Multiple Seminar Discount or any other discount.

IRM UK Conferences

Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2014
3-5 November 2014, London

2 co-located conferences
MDM Summit Europe 2015
Data Governance Conference Europe 2015
18-21 May 2015, London

2 co-located conferences
Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2015
BPM Conference Europe 2015
15-18 June 2015, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2015
21-23 September 2015, London

Click here to purchase past conference documentation.