Zachman Certified

Zachman Certified

Zachman Certification Workshop

 

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Enterprise Architect Associate

Level 1 Course

Zachman Certification Workshop

 

Purpose

Enterprise Architecture is fundamental for enabling an enterprise to assimilate internal changes in response to the external dynamics and uncertainties of the information age environment. It not only constitutes a baseline for managing change, but also provides the mechanism by which the reality of the enterprise and its systems can be aligned with management intentions.

This newly revised seminar and workshop, based on the recently released Zachman Framework V3.0, for the first time incorporates actual modeling experience. The modeling workshop is based on actual Enterprise experience and is designed to give the participants hands-on experience creating both “Primitive” (architecture) models as well as “Composite” (implementation) models.

The seminar and workshop will prepare participants for both levels of the Zachman Certified- Enterprise Architect program: Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect Associate (Level1) and Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect Professional (Level 2).

The certification fee is included in the registration fee. The Zachman Certified – Enterprise Architect examination is a two hour, on-line examination that upon passing, results in the award of Enterprise Architect Associate (Level 1) Certification. Associate Level 1 ZCEAs are then eligible to continue in the Zachman Certified - Enterprise Architect program.

This is a very exclusive certification program. If you want to understand the “Complexity & Contradiction” in Enterprise Architecture and are struggling to manage a non-adaptive enterprise and dysfunctional systems, this will be an important experience!

Course Objectives

Newly re-designed, this mixed-mode course is is a mix of online prep work in our Virtual University and three days of live instruction. The objective of this training course is to build an understanding of the concepts of Enterprise Architecture and develop a sense of urgency for implementing those concepts in a modern enterprise. The Level 1 Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect Associate course gives today's Enterprise Architects the opportunity to strengthen their skills as well as broaden their understanding of industry trends and the use of The Zachman Framework™. This course is designed to teach the science of EA- what relevant things exist in the Enterprise and what must be considered in its creation and change, about the Enterprise ontology, and foundation to equip Enterprise Architects to make their own methodological choices.

 

Idea Behind the Workshop

It’s interesting to note that Enterprise Architecture has made its way up to the boardroom, just as the board-level talk of outsourcing did in the 1990s.

The CFOs and board are looking at the economics of Enterprise Architecture as a blueprint to business transformation. It has been established beyond any doubt that successful organizations have achieved significant performance achievements based on EA-driven initiatives resulting in reduction in IT cost, business process improvement, new service offerings, cost efficiency, readiness for change, etc.

It's been nearly 40 years since John Zachman first endeavored to find the common structure behind every “Enterprise.” With his success, has come the much needed insight into the enterprise anatomy and the evolving discipline that is called “Enterprise Architecture.” This has resulted in the discovery of the fact that every enterprise (in whatever industry) is different, yet there is an underlying common structure of essential components that exist, an ontology: The Zachman Framework - The Enterprise Ontology.

With this background, comes the need for "Zachman Certification" and thus, one of the most productive certification workshops by two of the brightest minds in Enterprise Architecture. Of course, one is the living legend and the author of “Enterprise Architecture” himself - John A. Zachman and the other is an number of our accomplished practitioners who will help you to unravel and practice the science behind the “enterprise.”

This workshop covers the latest version of The Zachman Framework v3.0. It's the most EA-inclusive representation of The Zachman Framework over the last 40 years. This program will prepare the participants for the first two levels of the Zachman Certified- Enterprise Architect program: Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect Associate (Level1) and Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect Practitioner (Level 2).

 

  

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Who Should Attend?

 

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The seminar is designed for enterprise professionals of every discipline including non-information disciplines as well as information disciplines. Although it is addressing technology issues, it is not a "technical" seminar. It addresses the subjects that both enterprise professionals and information professionals must understand to operate effectively in collaboration in the Information Age environment.

Further, the seminar is appropriate for both management and non-management professionals. For management it clarifies the issues for decision purposes and enables more meaningful dialogue with and among the technology community. For operations professionals, it establishes the context for developing improved approaches and implementation strategies.

 

enterprise stakeholder

CEOs CIOs Enterprise Architects
Chief Architects Business Analysts IT Architects
Process Architects Application Architects Solution Architects
Software Architects Technology Architects Data Architects
System Analysts IT Strategists Business Strategists
Corporate Planners Program Managers Quality Managers
Information Systems Management Project Managers Business Process Managers
Data, Applications, Technology Management Consultants  Entrepreneurs

 

Prerequisites
  • Domain / Business knowledge.
  • Experience in running and managing a department or business unit.
  • Ability to map the domain specific language (terminology) to the architecture specific language.
  • Distributed computing principles.
  • Architecture specification principles such as abstraction, refinement, composition, modeling, etc.
  • Experience in creating models (free hand or using a tool like MS Office or UML/BPMN).

 

Key Benefits

 

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Key Benefits

Zachman Certified - Tool

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The Zachman Certified™ - Tool designation is virtually identical to the Zachman Certified™ - Methodology designation because in essence, a Tool is the automation of some methodology, whether it is in storing artifacts or facilitating the creation of artifacts. The Zachman Certified™ - Tool designation is based upon a mapping of the meta model of the Tool to the metamodel of The Zachman Framework™, essentially answering the following questions:

  • Does the Tool facilitate the production of and retrieval of primitive models that conform to The Zachman Framework™ which are used in the Tool’s composite implementations?
  • Which primitive models (Cells) does the Tool produce and/or store?
  • Which horizontal integrations are supported in the creation of the implementation composites?
  • Which vertical transformations are supported in the realization of the business alignment and the instances?
  • Does the Tool enforce the implicit understanding of diagonal composites from horizontally and vertically integrated primitives?
  • Certification fees are assessed per cell.

There are two parts to this certification. In the first part, the requester identifies which cells are to be considered for certification. The cells considered are evaluated and objectively given a numerical rating (Coverage Index) based on the primitive models and the components in relation to the entire Framework set. If a cell wins the designation as "Zachman Certified™ it will be so marked. If only some portion of the cell is formalized, the cell may be considered "authorized" and a portion of the certification fees assessed proportionately.

Zachman International is responsible for the second part. Additionally, as part of the certification process and fees, we will then perform an analysis on the capacity and robustness of the integrations across each row and transformations down each column for each "certified" cell. An objective, numerical rating will be assigned based upon the percentage of the total possible integrations and transformations (Capacity Index) and their degree of association (Robustness Index) which will be reported and posted on the Zachman.com site.

However, despite the fact that there are numerical ratings, the important thing about this certification is that it confirms that Enterprise Engineering work is being addressed by the Tool as opposed to merely Systems Building work. In part 1, the evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of the Tool is based upon the Enterprise Engineering design objectives... which Primitives does the Enterprise need to get under control and from which "architected" Primitives must the Enterprise’s implementations and realizations be composed.

If a Tool is, in fact, Zachman Certified™, it, by definition, could be enhanced to support important Enterprise-critical applications including impact analysis, configuration management and versioning. Furthermore, these applications could conceivably be employed to support simulations of changes to any Cell that is formalized and stored and determine the impacts on any other Cell that was integrated or transformed from the changed Cell, including the Row 6 Instantiated Cells. This would be a very powerful capability for General Management in responding to or initiating changes in the Enterprise’s environment.

To submit your tool for review, please contact our Standards Department.

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