Business Architecture Foundations Course

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In this three day workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of business architecture – from concepts and principles aligned with the BIZBOK, to practices and applications that will demonstrate the value of architectural blueprints and models in supporting strategic and operational planning and management.

As a characteristic of all of IAG’s courses, participants will learn more than just theory, but will learn how they can apply concepts and best practices in their role—on the job. We will describe the basic steps of developing and using some of the foundational models of business architecture. By the end of the workshop, participants should have an understanding of how business architecture can be used to address various business scenarios such as project portfolio optimization, business transformations, requirements backlog prioritization, and business/IT alignment.

Additional information


Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture


Business Architects, Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Managers

Credits Offered

21 PDUs/ CDUs

Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


21 Hours (3-Days x 9am-5pm (ET))





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Course Outline

Business Architecture Overview
  • Terms, concepts, principles, value proposition, drivers, goals, framework
  • BIZBOK, TOGAF, IIBA, PMI, EA, BPM perspectives
Capability and Organizational View
  • Business Capability definition, examples, guidelines
  • Purpose and Benefits of business capability modeling
  • Building a business capability model
  • Using a capability model
  • Heat mapping
  • Organizational, functional, stakeholder, resource, product mapping
  • Reference models
Process and Value View
  • Value streams and heat mapping
  • Business process models
  • Business Architecture and BPM
Information View
  • Business information modeling
  • Definitional Business Rules
  • Role of business architecture
Motivational and Strategic View
  • OMG Business Motivation Model
  • Business strategy mapping
  • Policy and business rule mapping
Project/Initiative/Technology View
  • Project portfolio optimization
  • IT APM alignment and mappings
  • Business architecture and requirements management
Business Architecture Services
  • Importance of business architecture
  • Specific usage scenarios for a business architecture practice
  • Adding value to the organization with business architecture

Learning Objectives


  • Understand foundational models used in Business Architecture
  • Understand Business Architecture terms, concepts, and value
  • How to develop blueprints of your organization’s business architecture
  • How to map and associate business architecture models to support effective business decision making
  • Use business models to support and validate project and strategic

IAG Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house class, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material.

Who Should Attend

2 reviews for Business Architecture Foundations Course

  1. Mehrdad

    A very conceptual subject was taught and facilitated by a very expert instructor/leader

  2. blank


    This course will definitely pave way to position me as a business architect from my current role of Sr. Business Analyst.

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