Business and IT System Agility using Standards

Business Modeling and IT Alignment using TOGAF, Zachman, the OMG's BPMN, UML 2, SysML, BMM and SoaML standards

Business and IT System Agility using Standards (1 day course)


Objective :This introduction seminar provides you with an overview on the business and enterprise architectures as well as methodologies that are used worldwide by the organizations to increase their business and IT System agility.

In particular, this seminar aims at helping you to understand frameworks that are used across the world to align ITs with the changing decisions and allows you to evaluate appropriate techniques to apply in your own organization.



 Pros and Cons of the current development methodologies to support the Business and IT Agility,

 Business Architecture : "The missing link between the business strategy and the business architecture" (OMG),

 Connections between the Enterprise Architectures (TOGAF, Zachman), Business Architectures, BPM, IT and System Engineering Architectures.

The "Goal-Driven" structures of the Business Motivation Model (business vision, goals, objectives, missions, strategies, tactics, business rules) and their relationships toward business processes,

 Refinement from the Enterprise Vision toward Business Processes,

 Steps to align IT to the evolutions of the business needs.


Gaining Agility : From the Business to IT and System layers capitalizing on Capabilities

Preparing the Enterprise and IT System Architectures to support changes : The Goal-Driven Structures from the Business to the IT System layers,

The Backbone of the Service Architecture structured by capabilities and functions,

How to model evolutions on goals, strategies and principles,

 How to propagate changes from business requirements toward IT components (examples are given on the presentation case study).


Impact of the changes upon the Business Processes and Business Objects (Ressources)

 The BPM : Aligning business processes, responsibilities of their participants and business objects in coherence with strategic changes,

 Integration of these modifications into components of the business process cartography.



Impacts on the IT System Components

 The Goal-Driven Structures of the System backbone to support changes,

 How to identify Services (or System functions) and Use Cases that have to be impacted by the changes,

 How to describe impacts of the change on the behaviours of Service (or System functions) and Use case components,

 Integration of these evolutions into the SOA (or System Functions) backbone to prepare test cases (examples given on the same case study).



 Steps of an efficient Agile Enterprise / System Architecture Development Methodology,

 Traceability of the business requirements toward IT System structures in order to better govern them in face of change.


Notice : The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Business and IT Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between business and IT specifications.

Concepts are explained first using case study examples and may then be followed by solution drafts to your own problems during or after these sessions. We also can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs.

Minor changes may be brought to their contents depending on the evolutions of these standards and commercial strategies.

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