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THE ENTERPRISE NEWSLETTER

Issue 28:
RAPID DELIVERY METHODS
AND TECHNOLOGIES
FOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

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Introduction

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – February 16, 2005: This is Issue No: 28 of "The Technology Newsletter" (TEN) - a free quarterly email newsletter that is published world-wide.
 
You can opt-out of receiving future issues of TEN by replying with “REMOVE <your email address>” in the Subject. Please ensure you use the same email address that was used to send this issue to you.

We have upgraded the IES web site with material relating to rapid delivery methods and technologies for Enterprise Architecture. These enable enterprises to achieve rapid business change. Business agility is a vital capability today.
This issue reviews the resources that are now available to you.

We are also moving all past issues of “The Enterprise Newsletter” (TEN) – along with other papers and resources – to the new web site. The old web site will then be de-commissioned.
 

Clive Finkelstein
TEN - The Enterprise Newsletter


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Public and Inhouse Courses
 
The following courses are publicly presented in many cities throughout the world. They comprise seminars or skills-transfer workshops based on real-life case study problems. Click on the links below for information and course descriptions, together with scheduled public course locations and dates.
 
These courses apply to the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture, the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF), the Department of Defense (DoD) Architecture Frameworks (C4ISR and DoDAF) and many other frameworks. These methodology and technology courses result in rapid delivery into production of priority business activities and processes.

These courses can also be tailored to the specific requirements of your organization, for presentation as inhouse courses on-site, or off-site at your nominated venue. Each course comprises seminars or skills-transfer workshops based on real-life case study problems, tailored to your industry and organization.

 
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METHODOLOGY COURSES
 
Enterprise Architecture for Managers (1 Day)

This course provides a 1-day management overview of the concepts and benefits of Enterprise Architecture. It shows how Enterprise Architecture is used by senior management to support Governance Analysis for Sarbanes-Oxley and other Corporate Governance mandates. It includes the Strategy Analysis method for refinement of strategies in Balanced Scorecard Strategy Maps. It shows how scorecard measures can be built into Job Descriptions as Personal Scorecards.
Strategic Modelling for Enterprise Architecture (3 Days)

This course provides a 3-day Enterprise Architecture overview and workshop-based training of the Strategic Modelling method for building Enterprise Architecture. This translates Business Plans into a Strategic Model of data and business activities. Priority business activities and processes can be easily identified in the Strategic Model and prioritized by management for early delivery.
Rapid Delivery of Enterprise Architecture (5 Days)

This course provides more extensive workshop-based training over 5 days for joint training of managers, business experts and IT staff in the concepts, methods and technologies for rapid delivery of Enterprise Architecture. It comprises the following component courses:
  • Enterprise Architecture for Managers (1 Day)
  • Rapid Delivery Portfolio Methods for EA (2 Days)
  • Rapid Delivery Design and Technologies for EA (2 Days)
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TECHNOLOGY COURSES
 
Enterprise Integration Technologies (2 Days)
 
This 2-day course covers integration technologies for rapid delivery of Enterprise Architecture using XML, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Portals, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA uses Business Process Management (BPM) languages such as Business Process Execution Language (BPEL),  Business Process Modeling Language (BPML), Web Services Choreography Interface (WSCI) and Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS) for ebXML. The course covers concepts, vendor products and strategies for these technologies.
Enterprise and e-Government Portals (3 Days)
 
This 3-day course covers the concepts, technologies and strategies that are used by Enterprise Portals and e-Government Portals for Collaboration, Content Management, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Integration. The course discusses vendor strategies and product capabilities for many Enterprise Portal and Content Management products. Rapid Delivery Technologies (1 Day)

This 1-day course covers the implementation of priority activities and processes using rapid delivery technologies based on XML, XSL, XSLT and EAI. It addresses Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) using Business Process Management (BPM) languages. The course covers concepts, vendor products and strategies for these technologies.

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SELF-STUDY CERTIFICATION COURSES
 
These courses are designed for self-study, skills-transfer training to develop certified proficiency in various methodologies. They include case study exercises with sample solutions. Each student completes a real-life case study workshop problem to apply the skills learned and qualify for certification.
 
Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM)
 
The Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM) course provides skills-transfer, self-study training for IT staff and business expert staff in business data modeling and business normalization. It includes the Business Data Modeling Case Study Workshop that presents a real-life data modeling problem to the student for solution. The student's solution to this workshop comprises the CBDM Certification Exam. The different editions for this course are listed below: 
  • Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM-N):
    - PowerPoint Version: No Exam
  • Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM-E):
    - PowerPoint Version: Plus Exam
  • Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM-I):
    - Intranet Version: Plus Exam
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RAPID PROJECT DELIVERY SERVICES
 

Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd (IES) provides education and consulting services world-wide, using methods and technologies that enable you to achieve rapid delivery of projects into production. These services are delivered on a Just-In-Time basis according to your project schedule, so that required skills are acquired by your project team just before they need to be applied to the project. This ensures that they gain the latest knowledge and their skills are fresh and current.
 
Our Rapid Project Delivery Services comprise workshops and consulting services. These workshops are presented inhouse and can be conducted on-site - or off-site if needed - at a time and a location of your choosing. Each course is designed and tailored to address your project's specific education needs. We will train all your project team members in the skills that they need to apply in their assigned project. These team members include business managers and business experts as well as IT project staff members. Use the following links to decide which services apply to your project.
 
RAPID DELIVERY OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS
 
A rapid-delivery Enterprise Architecture project progresses through a number of project phases, depending on your specific environment and needs. Many clients prefer to begin with an initial 5-day Project Overview inhouse course titled: "Rapid Delivery of Enterprise Architecture" so that managers and all project team members gain an overview of the various project methods and phases that will be undertaken.
 
Project Overview: Rapid Delivery of EA (5 Days)

This course provides an overview of all EA project methods and phases through workshop-based training over 5 days - for joint training of managers, business experts and IT staff in the concepts, project methods and technologies for rapid delivery of Enterprise Architecture. It includes the following courses:
 

Following this initial training, most projects begin with the Strategic Modeling and EA Portfolio Plan (EAPP) Phase. This typically takes 20-25 days on-site, depending on the options requested. Priority business activities that are identified from the EAPP by management for early delivery then progress though the following workshop phases: Business Planning Workshop (Optional); Tactical and Operational Modeling Workshop (Required); and Activity and Process Modeling Workshop (Optional).
 
Strategic Modeling and EA Portfolio Phase (20 Days)

This phase includes the facilitated development of a Strategic Model and the delivery of an Enterprise Architecture Portfolio Plan (EAPP) Report for rapid delivery of priority areas, defined and documented uniquely for your enterprise.

The resulting Strategic Model and EAPP Report is used to identify key business activities or business processes as priority subprojects, for rapid delivery into production in 3-month increments using the workshops described below. This typically takes 20 days on-site, or 25 days if a tailored Governance Analysis Framework is also needed for use in the Business Planning Workshop, next.

 
This phase  is required. It develops the Strategic Model and documents the EAPP Report so that priority subprojects can be identified, for early delivery through later workshops.

Business Planning Workshop (5 Days)

This 5-day hands-on skills-transfer workshop in Business Planning methods transforms Strategic Plans into actionable and accountable Business Plans at all management levels, for priority delivery.

 
These plans can optionally be captured during the workshop in a modeling tool for later use in the workshops below. The plans can also be expanded to define personal scorecard measures for Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Maps. They can be used for the definition and completion in 3-month increments of a tailored Governance Analysis Framework to address Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Reporting and other Corporate Governance needs of your enterprise.
 
This workshop is optional, but is recommended so that the business plans that will be used as a catalyst for the project reflect the latest refined strategic directions for the enterprise.
 
Tactical and Operational Modeling Workshop (5 Days)

This 5-day hands-on skills-transfer workshop covers Business-Driven Data Modeling methods to transform priority subprojects into detailed Logical Data Models for rapid delivery.

This workshop applies the business data modeling skills that are learned, using your project as the case study source. It can optionally use a modeling tool to expand the Strategic Model detail - for priority subprojects identified in the EAPP Report - into fully attributed Logical Data Models. These data models can be further analyzed, prioritized, generated and delivered as Physical Databases for your DBMS environment in 3-month increments.

 
This workshop is required. It is used to ensure that priority subprojects can be defined in greater data model detail for early delivery.
 
 Activity and Process Modeling Workshop (5 Days)

This 5-day hands-on skills-transfer workshop covers Activity Modeling, Activity Based Costing and Process Modeling methods to define and cost priority business activities, then define the required business process logic for implementation.

This workshop shows you how to expand priority business activities - identified in the EAPP Report - into Activity Models, along with Activity Based Costing. It can optionally use a modeling tool to apply the activity modeling skills learned, using your project as the case study source. The resulting Activity Models can be further transformed into Process Models. If required, executable code can optionally be generated automatically in target languages using a code generation tool, along with some manually-written code, for delivery in 3-month increments.

 
This workshop is optional; however it is highly recommended so that the priority business activities and processes that are needed for early delivery be first defined in this workshop environment.
 
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PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES
 
We provide Project Consulting Services in the various methods and technologies that are presented in the Rapid Project Delivery Services above. These include Quality Assurance consulting services associated with Just-In-Time Project Team Training above, as well as Project Management and Technology Consulting Services.
 
Quality Assurance Consulting Services
 
Associated with the workshops discussed in "Rapid Delivery of Enterprise Architecture Projects", we also provide Quality Assurance consulting services. These quality assurance services ensure that all project team members correctly apply the relevant skills learned, as they move up the project experience learning curve after each completed workshop. This typically involves 5 days' on-site consulting per month; with this consulting support gradually being reduced as the team demonstrates its project self-sufficiency.
 
Project Management Consulting Services
 
Also associated with the workshops discussed in "Rapid Delivery of Enterprise Architecture Projects", we provide Project Management consulting services. These project management services use the analysis of the Strategic Model as documented in the EAPP Report - along with further analysis of the Tactical and Operational Data Models - to derive project plans and project maps for close project management of priority rapid delivery sub-projects.
 
Technology Consulting Services
 
Associated with the courses discussed in "Rapid Delivery Technologies for Enterprise Architecture Projects", we provide Technology consulting services. This technology consulting advises on the appropriate strategies and vendor products for use with relevant technologies within your enterprise for rapid delivery projects.
 
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PROJECT REFERENCES
 
The Rapid Project Delivery Services - used to develop a Strategic Model and Enterprise Architecture Portfolio Plan (EAPP) Report, along with (as needed) the Business Planning Workshop, Tactical and Operational Modeling Workshop, Activity and Process Modeling Workshop and Project Consulting Services as described above - have been applied successfully in many projects within Government, Defense and Commercial enterprises world-wide. The following links provide an overview of some of these projects.
 

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AUTHOR

Clive Finkelstein is the "Father" of Information Engineering (IE), developed by him from 1976. He is an International Consultant and Instructor, and was the Managing Director of Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd (IES) in Australia. 

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