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In the business sector, business architecture is a discipline that “represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end‐to‐end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders.

In application, business architecture provides a bridge between an enterprise business model and enterprise strategy on one side, and the business functionality of the enterprise on the other side. It often enables the Strategy to Execution methodology.

The business architect role is a strategic one that works at an enterprise level across business units. It facilitates the application of business architecture for business and IT value. It builds and maintains the business architecture knowledgebase and provide input to and assist with the internal business architecture practice.

Enterprise architecture provides a strategic planning framework that relates and aligns information technology with the business functions that it supports. In theory, enterprise architecture teams only perform enterprise technical architecture only but the business Architect role goes way beyond and deals with the business of the enterprise overall.

The purpose of the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 credential is to provide validation that individuals have knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 certification credential is to provide validation that individuals have knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2.

The learning objectives for this certification credential focus on knowledge and comprehension. This certification credential leads to the award of an Open Badge.

The Value of this Certification Credential

Individuals who earn this certification credential will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The topic of Business Modeling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within a TOGAF context
  • The concept of Business Capabilities and how they can be modeled
  • Value Streams and value stream mapping
  • Information Mapping
  • How to apply the TOGAF Business Scenario method
  • How a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Who should attend

The course is design for:

  • Individuals requiring an understanding of Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 2
  • Professionals working in roles associated with developing Business Architecture
  • Architects who wish to specialise in Business Architecture and add to their existing TOGAF certification
  • Domain Architects
  • Solution specialists, designers, architects
  • Project and program managers
  • Managers and executives

Course contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • The Open Group Certification for People: Credentials Program
  • The TOGAF Business Architecture Level Credential
  • The TOGAF Business Architecture Level Syllabus
  • Preparing for the Examination
  • Test Yourself Questions
Chapter 2 Basic Concepts
  • What is Enterprise Architecture?
  • Why do I Need Enterprise Architecture?
  • What is the TOGAF Standard?
  • Structure of the TOGAF Documentation
  • An Introduction to the TOGAF ADM
  • Using the TOGAF Framework with Other Frameworks
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 3 Key Terminology
  • Key Learning Points
  • Key Terms
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 4 Business Modelling
  • Key Learning Points
  • The Definition of Business Model
  • The Impact and Benefits of Business Models
  • Different Example Representations of Business Models
  • The Three-Element Framework
  • The Four-Box Framework
  • The Business Model Cube
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • Business Models and Business Architecture
  • Using Business Models with the TOGAF ADM
  • Adopting a Structured Approach for Business Model Innovation
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 5 Example: Using the Business Model Canvas
  • Key Learning Points
  • What is the Business Model Canvas?
  • Example Use-Case: Retail Business
  • Current State
  • Future State
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 6 Business Capabilities
  • Key Learning Points
  • What is a Business Capability?
  • Defining a Business Capability
  • Naming the Business Capability
  • Describing the Business Capability
  • The Components of a Business Capability
  • What is a Business Capability Model?
  • Capability Modelling
  • Organizational Structure
  • Business Model
  • Strategic Plans, Business Plans, and Financial Plans
  • Structuring the Business Capability Model
  • Level One Capability Stratification
  • Leveling
  • Mapping Capabilities to Other Business Perspectives
  • Heat Mapping
  • Cross-Mapping
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 7 Value Streams
  • Key Learning Points
  • What is Value?
  • Value Analysis
  • Value Chain
  • Value Network
  • Lean Value Stream
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • The Benefits of Value Streams and Value Stream Mapping
  • Relationship of Value Streams to Other Business Architecture Concepts
  • Defining a Value Stream
  • Decomposing a Value Stream
  • Mapping Capabilities to Value Stream Stages
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 8 Applying Value Streams
  • Key Learning Points
  • Creating Value Streams
  • Guiding Principles
  • Example – Decomposing a Value Stream
  • Example – Mapping Value Streams to Business Capabilities 74
  • Example – Heat Mapping
  • Example – Organization Mapping
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 9 Information Mapping
  • Key Learning Points
  • The Role of Information and Information Concepts
  • What is Information Mapping?
  • What is an Information Map?
  • The Benefits of Developing an Information Map
  • The Relationship to other Business Architecture Concepts
  • Business Capabilities
  • Value Streams
  • Organization Maps
  • The Relationship with Data Models
  • How to use Information Maps with the TOGAF ADM
  • Putting Information Maps into Practice
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 10 TOGAF Business Scenarios
  • Key Learning Points
  • What is a TOGAF Business Scenario?
  • The Benefits of Developing a Business Scenario
  • The Use of Business Scenarios in the TOGAF ADM
  • How to Develop a Business Scenario
  • Steps
  • Business Scenario Phases
  • Premise Formulation Phase
  • Initial Verification Phase
  • Refinement Phase
  • Contents of a Business Scenario
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 11 Developing a Business Architecture with the TOGAF ADM – Phase A
  • Key Learning Points
  • Objectives
  • Approach
  • Inputs
  • Business Principles, Business Goals, and Business Drivers
  • Steps
  • Establish the Architecture Project
  • Identify Stakeholders, Concerns, and Business Requirements
  • Confirm and Elaborate Business Goals, Business Drivers, and
  • Constraints
  • Evaluate Capabilities
  • Assess Readiness for Business Transformation
  • Define Scope
  • Confirm and Elaborate Architecture Principles, including Business Principles
  • Develop Architecture Vision
  • Define the Target Architecture Value Propositions and KPIs
  • Identify the Business Transformation Risks and Mitigation Activities
  • Develop Statement of Architecture Work; Secure Approval
  • Outputs
  • Architecture Vision
  • Baseline and Target Business Architectures
  • Business Model Diagram
  • Business Capability Map
  • Value Stream Map
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading
Chapter 12 Developing a Business Architecture with the TOGAF ADM – Phase B
  • Key Learning Points
  • Objectives
  • Approach
  • Inputs
  • Business Principles
  • Select Reference Models, Viewpoints, and Tools
  • Develop Baseline Business Architecture Description
  • Develop Target Business Architecture Description
  • Perform Gap Analysis
  • Define Candidate Roadmap Components
  • Resolve Impacts across the Architecture Landscape
  • Conduct Formal Stakeholder Review
  • Finalize the Business Architecture
  • Create the Architecture Definition Document
  • Outputs
  • Architecture Definition Document
  • Architecture Requirements Specification
  • Architecture Roadmap
  • Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions
  • Recommended Reading

Course fees

Fee Per Person

  • $2,220 + GST 
Course Fee Includes:
  • Comprehensive, full colour and fully-accredited course workbook (quizzes, exercises, examples, etc)
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 Study Guide (supplied as a PDF)
  • Exam voucher for TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1

Examination Details

The exam is administered by the Open Group at a Pearson Vue test centre.
  • Candidates will receive an exam voucher after course completion
  • The exam is taken AFTER the course, at a suitable time
  • The Exam Voucher is valid for 12 months
  • Computer based
  • 45 minutes
  • Multiple choice
  • 30 questions
  • Pass mark of 60% or 18/30
  • Closed book
  • OGB-001 TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 exam is now available from Pearson VUE

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