FEAF Green Belt Syllabus



The Green Belt is exactly half of the full Black Belt program and ends with a certificate of completion.  Within 2 years you can come back to register for the second portion to complete the CEA Black Belt with another practicum.


CSUEB Course: EXSP 8660/ENGR 7800

Laws, Regulations, Concepts, Theories, Principles, Methodology — Creating Enterprise Architecture Understanding & Awareness (4 CEUs)

  • Definition of the “Enterprise” in Enterprise Architecture terms: Strategic, Business, Information, Data, Systems and IT architectures
  • Legislative Mandates and other Guidance and their relationships
  • The process and approach, the intended use, the lifecycle and the scope of the EA
  • EA Framework Views — Ballpark, Owners, Designers, Builders, Vendors to Functional Systems — Examples of Enterprise Architecture frameworks
  • Historical perspective of Enterprise Architecture — From Business through IT, Applications to Data
  • Best Practices, case studies and success stories
  • Techniques for “EA Thinking” and the Enterprise Architecture process according to CIO Council’s “A Practical Guide to Federal Enterprise Architecture”
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Vision and Principles as per CIO Council’s “FEAF” V 1.1
  • GAO’s view of EA, OMB’s view of EA
  • Explore the Synergism of Enterprise Architecture and Program Management
  • EA — Bridging the Gap between Business and IT
  • Strategic visioning using Strategic Planning Models
  • Discuss how the “Target” Architecture can be started during “As-Is” Enterprise Architecture Planning
  • Chief Architects Forum updates



CSUEB Course: EXSP 8661/ENGR 7801

Preparation, Planning, Requirements For Business — Develop a SOW (Statement of Work), How to Institutionalize Governance & Management Foundations (4 CEUs)

  • Strategic Planning as the corner stone of EA
  • The Importance of Culture and how to change Culture in an Enterprise
  • First Examination the FEA-PMO Business Reference Models
  • Drivers: Reorganization, Modernization, Integration, eCommerce positioning, Business Cases
  • Defining the Business Architecture — taking into account businesses strategy, long term goals and objectives, the technological environment, and the external environment, location, politics, and strategic business planning
  • Determining Enterprise Architecture principles
  • Relating Information, Activities and Process to Organizational Units
  • Zachman about the evolution of requirements (top two rows of his Framework)
  • Zachman Framework as the universe for building a complex environment
  • TOGAF 8 Certification for a fee
  • Business case and benefits for developing an EA
  • How do Business Rules relate to an EA
  • Developing a Business Model
  • Managing the creation of an Enterprise Architecture in a Government business environment
  • Developing “As Is” Architecture Concepts
  • How to develop a Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • First Identification of Viable Enterprise Architecture projects for the practicum (Course 5)



CSUEB Course: EXSP 8662/ENGR 7802

Using Internal Implementation, Marketing, Selling, & Sustainment To Manage Change (4 CEUs)

  • IT Architecture Methodologies (Zachman, IT Asset Framework, Boar, Student’s Own Framework) — review of basic concepts in light of an integrated repository
  • Activity based costing and cost/benefits analysis
  • Always the latest and best Case Studies of EA efforts
  • Developing performance measures: Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecards (BSC and GPRA)
  • Visually Modeling Transition to Implementation
  • EA methods, products, and tools and the relevance of visual models in Enterprise Architecture
  • Continuously refining the different EA’s relationships
  • Managing and incorporation of legacy systems as the basis for managing change and selling the EA
  • Project Management for large scale Enterprise Architecture systems
  • How to plan for Information Assurance with and within an EA
  • Planning Migration, Translation and Implementation strategies
  • Stakeholder communication strategies — internal and external marketing
  • How to create an Enterprise Architecture deliverable that is “actionable”
  • Maintaining/sustaining the architecture as an asset of the organization



CSUEB Course: EXSP 8663/ENGR 7803

Data, Application, Technology & How to Bridge Business to IT (4 CEUs)

  • Business views of an Information/Data architecture
  • Information Architecture as the common denominator for Interoperability
  • Detailed Examination of each of the FEA-PMO Business Reference Models
  • EA methods, products, and tools and the relevance of visual models in Enterprise Architecture
  • The Capital Planning and Investment Control process (CPIC) links to budget formulation and specific program outcomes
  • Information Standards, Information Exchange, Information Brokers, EAI
  • Relationships vs. Entities
  • Roles and State Transitions
  • Modeling data components, Object Oriented Concepts for the business views
  • Information as an asset
  • Linking applications to objects, activities and processes
  • Linking applications and systems
  • Modeling IT operational characteristics and behavior
  • How do Business Rules, Rules Engines and Application Development relate
  • Developing an integrated Infrastructure Architecture and relating it to the FEA PMO
  • Modeling data/system/platform distribution
  • Incorporating infrastructure data and its relationships in one repository framework



Practicum will be presented on the first day in the morning of the second in-class session of the CEA Program.

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8664

Practicum Project Development, Write-up and Presentation (2 CEUs)

  • Formal presentations, critique and grading of individual project developed during the first week and month online of the program based on the SOW developed in the beginning of the program

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