2-Day Seminar and Workshop

Management Strategies for Enterprise Architecture
Influencing Decisions, Shaping Investments, Enhancing Performance

Chris Potts  

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Register On-line:
24-25 November 2016, London, London
23-24 March 2017, London, London

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Overview
The fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture (EA) - frameworks, methods and tools - equip Enterprise Architects for a career-long journey of achievements and professional development.  From designing solutions and roadmaps to maximising EA’s contribution across the enterprise, the strategy for success depends on choosing the most effective interventions, influencing decisions, shaping investments, and measurably enhancing enterprise performance.

This intensive two-day course focuses on successful management strategies for Enterprise Architecture.  It includes - for example – establishing EA’s value proposition, measuring the enterprise’s architectural performance, diagnosing the culture in which EA must succeed, and validating the enterprise’s process for investing in change. Using a fascinating and challenging case study, the workshop explores how to formulate a winning strategy for EA, and execute that strategy through each Enterprise Architect’s ‘play-or-pass’ choices.

Entirely based on first-hand experiences of Enterprise Architecture in practice, the course will help you to:

  • Benchmark your management strategy for Enterprise Architecture
  • Supplement your EA frameworks, methods and techniques with strategic, political and investment skills
  • Explore how you can best maximise EA’s contribution across the enterprise
  • Build the reputation of Enterprise Architecture as a strategic capability
  • Plan the next stages of your EA journey.

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate a successful management strategy for Enterprise Architecture
  • Evaluate and enhance an enterprise’s architectural performance
  • Choose the most valuable EA interventions
  • Influence other people’s strategies, plans and investments in change
  • Collaborate effectively with others to grow EA’s contribution and reputation.

Course Outline

  • Successful Management Strategies for Enterprise Architecture
    • Why some EA strategies work, and some don’t
    • Identifying, validating and navigating strategy constraints
  • Establishing the Strategy’s Scope
    • Enterprise Architecture’s value proposition
    • What Enterprise Architects do, might do, and never do
  • Measuring the Enterprise’s Architectural Performance
    • Creating architectural metrics from operational business results
    • Using EA ‘guiding ratios’ to determine the strategic focus for EA
  • Diagnosing the Enterprise Culture for Investing in Change
    • Using tangible evidence to map the enterprise investment culture
    • Interpreting the impact of the culture on EA’s strategy for success
  • Validating the Design of the Enterprise Investment Process
    • Ensuring the enterprise is designed to succeed at investing in change
    • Does the process recognise and maximise the value of EA?  
  • Integrating EA with Strategies and Investments
    • Tuning-in to different stakeholders’ ambitions for strategy and investment
    • Using scenario planning and multi-road roadmaps to drive investments in change
  • Using ‘Play-or-Pass’ to Maximise the Contribution of EA
    • Concluding the best management strategy for EA
    • Setting, applying and reviewing the ‘play-or-pass’ criteria
  • Building the Network for EA Success
    • Deciding on the key relationships that EA needs
    • Developing a win-win strategy for each relationship

Audience
This is a course for everyone who has an interest in the contribution and reputation of Enterprise Architecture.  It is focused on the management and leadership aspects of EA, rather than the frameworks, tools and methods that architects use for designing solutions and roadmaps, so has a wider potential audience than many other EA-related courses:   

  • Chief Enterprise Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Business Architect
  • Information Architect
  • Technologies Architect
  • Corporate / Business Strategist
  • Business Process Management (BPM) Specialist
  • Programme Management Office (PMO) Leader
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant

Special Features

  • Entirely founded on Chris’s work with leading companies around the world
  • Case study based on real life situations and experiences
  • Independent of any EA-related method, framework or tool
  • Interactive, workshop format
  • Chris’s seminars regularly receive 10/10 for content and style

Speaker Biography

Chris Potts

Chris Potts works with people around the world as a hands-on practitioner and mentor, with over 25 years’ experience in strategy, Enterprise Architecture, and investing in change. He is a popular and inspirational speaker, chairing EA conferences, leading seminars, and delivering conference keynotes worldwide.  He has also been a guest lecturer at New York University, City University London, and the IT University of Copenhagen. Chris is the author of a trilogy of business novels: “FruITion”, RecrEAtion” and “DefrICtion”.

Seminar Fee
£1,245 + VAT (£249) = £1,494

Register On-line:
24-25 November 2016, London, London
23-24 March 2017, London, 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.

Venue
24-25 November 2016
VENUE: etc.venues Marble Arch  
Garfield House,
86 Edgware Rd,
London W2 2EA
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7793 4200
https://www.etcvenues.co.uk/venues/marble-arch

23-24 March 2017
VENUE: etc.venues Marble Arch  
Garfield House,
86 Edgware Rd,
London W2 2EA
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7793 4200
https://www.etcvenues.co.uk/venues/marble-arch

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.

Email: jane@jpetem.com 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
E-mail: jeanette.hall@irmuk.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Chris Potts
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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.

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