Understanding Enterprise Architecture: Structure, Domains, Disciplines, Value

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 26, 2008
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The complexity of today's IT environments, regulations and competitive pressures are driving many Enterprises to initiate 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. Now, the demand for qualified architects is even greater.
Unfortunately, most 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 EA 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.
The workshop is structured as a mix of presentation, interactive discussion, and group based exercises, so the students get the chance to apply the techniques learned to example scenarios during the facilitated exercises.

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 skills, vocabulary, and roles of an architect?
• What are the concepts and models of each architectural domain?
• How do you use architecture to provide value to your organization?

He 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 and Editorial Director for SOA Institute. His current emphasis is on the implementation of agile, flexible SOA solutions. 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”.


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