Thursday, December 1, 2011

Business Technology

Business Technology Strategy


Skill Class Type (sub-type of the Skill Class Name 

Demonstrates activities in the skill class.

 Skill Class Name

 Skill Class Type Sub-class

Foundation1 Awareness 
Associate2 Basic Information Demonstration
3 Individualized Knowledge
         4 Practice
Professional5 Delivery
6 Connectivity of Ideas
7 Enterprise Level Leadership 
Master                     8 Industry Mentorship
9 Research
10 Industry Leadership

Serial ID

Architecture Class Name

 Architecture Class Description

Self Assessment Score

 1.Introduction Business-Technology StrategyThis introductory course lays out the foundation of the business-technology skill set. The student will learn how and why business-technology strategy development is a core competency of the architecture profession. 8
 2.Business Fundamentals This course introduces the student to broad and generic business structures and functions. The student will understand basic business structures and functions and the basic nature of running a business.  9
 3.Strategy DevelopmentThis course details the partnership between the business architect and the technical architect relative to the creation of a business model that defines the principles, standards, structure, and dynamics of the  integrated business and technical strategic direction. The student will learn the components of a sound architecture strategy and how to evaluate a business problem and identify an appropriate technology direction. Identifying, analyzing, and simulating market trends will be covered. 10
 4.Industry AnalysisThis course covers the foundations of business markets and how organizations function within them. It will give the architect the understanding to combine a particular business vertical with common trends in the technology sector. Students will learn how to keep track of trends so that their technology and business skills are constantly improved.10
 5.Business ValuationThis course assists the student with understanding how and when to invest in particular technology directions and how to manage the overall portfolio of technology investments. The student will learn common techniques for proving the financial benefit of architecture choices and how to apply common financial evaluation techniques. 9
 6.Investment Prioritization and Planning This course introduces the student to the management of two different types of portfolio lifecycles – assets and projects – both of which are important to be planned and managed, but which require very different investment approaches.  9
 7.Requirements Discovery and Constraints AnalysisThis course defines tools and techniques for understanding business requirements with multiple strategic impacts. The student will learn how such requirements and constraints are formed internally and externally and will learn to apply those constraints and requirements to their technology and business decisions. A key element of the constraints analysis is to understand and plan for technology capabilities of the current resources/environment. Best practices for ensuring the quality of the business requirements will be detailed. 10
 8.ComplianceThis course focuses the student on regulatory impacts to the organization and the design/solution being deployed. Course materials will cover audits, certifications, licensing, and general industry regulation types. The student will learn the ability to articulate the regulatory requirements that drive design elements. 10
 9.Business Architecture Methods & ToolsThis course introduces the student to the strategic and tactical use of business architecture methods and tools, including but not limited to business process engineering, business process management, business process modeling, workflow, and similar technology in relation to business capabilities and design. The student will be introduced to best practices for integrating business processes that span multiple internal organizations.  10
 10.Decision Support A major area of architectural advancement is in decision support and ‘smart’ systems. This course provides the learner with the basic concepts and components in decision and business intelligence systems and will demonstrate effective architectures using these components.  9
11. Knowledge ManagementThis course assists the student in understanding and designing a solution that supports how business information is built, stored, managed, and made easily accessible. Course content will cover current issues around the organizational challenge of maintaining long-term organizational memory and ways to address this challenge.  10

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