EA Skills Workshops

Enterprise Architecture Skills Workshops
November 7-9, 2017

Three Days. Six Sessions. In Class or Online. Learn only what you need!


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

 

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Our three-day Enterprise Architecture Skills Workshops are intended to give you the practical skills you need to build your confidence and credentials as a professional. We have developed short and focused workshops addressing some of the more common challenge areas being faced by professionals at varying levels of expertise. You can choose to attend one or two or all six workshops.  Each is designed to be a stand alone session with actionable information, templates and copies of the materials provided to all participants. 

Morning sessions begin at at 8:30am sharp and conclude at 11:30am. This leaves plenty of time for you to head back to work OR jump to a nearby resturant for a quick bite and return for an afternoon session. Our afternoon session starts promptly at 12:30pm and conclude at 3:30pm allowing you time to get over to the metro or quickly back onto I-66. Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in the morning as well as light snacks in the afternoon. OR you can avoid the whole challenge of commuting and simply participate online (home or office). Our courses are specifically designed to allow online participants to experience the same level of engagement by our education staff. The choice is yours.  

Our workshops can also qualify you for either Enterprise Architecture Development Units (EADU), Professional Development Units (PDU) or Continuing Development Units (CDU). A certificate of attendance will be provided along with submisson information immediately upon conclusion of the course. 

We have also value priced these offerings so that you can afford to attend mulitple course areas or attend in group from your organization. 

 

Day 1

Day 1, Session 1:

The Role of the Enterprise Architect
Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Bernard, Author of the EA3 book and approach

Tuesday, November 7
8:30-11:30am

The role of the Enterprise Architect: Enterprise architecture is a relatively young practice with a body of knowledge that continues to grow and mature. This workshop defines the role of the enterprise architect and provides use cases around how the practice can specifically bring value to any enterprise either at the strategic or project level. Participants in this workshop will receive knowledge and education around the value of enterprise architecture, the role of EA practitioners and the concepts around Function and Form.Learn how the practice of EA benefits and intersects other professions such as Knowledge Managers, Program/Project Managers, Risk Managers, and more. Participants will learn how to plan their professional development roadmap with our planning template. Participants will also receive an EA toolkit with resources to help them jump start an EA practice.  Skill Level: Basic to intermediate. Target Audience includes: Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, Knowledge Managers, Solution Architects, Domain Architects, and Program Analysts interested in EA. 


Day 1, Session 2:

Survey of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Tuesday, November 7
12:30-3:30pm

 

Survey of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Enterprises are complex systems and require specialized tools to help ensure all of their component parts are working in concert to deliver meaningful results while minimizing risk, and unnecessary expenditure of resources. The choices in frameworks and supporting methodologies can often be overwhelming. The reality is that no one framework is likely to meet all of your organizational needs. The challenge is figuring out where to begin in assecessing the strength and weakness of a framework and how it can be tailored or integrated with other frameworks or multiple methodologies to meet organizational needs. Participants in this workshop will learn the components of an EA framework, how to select a supporting methodology and how to assess both frameworks and methodologies based upon enterprise need. Course content includes an introduction to meta models, how to create and operate in a multi-framework environment and more. Participants will learn how to target EA use for different organizational use cases and how to integrate EA with other existing frameworks and tools such as Six Sigma, Enterprise Risk Management, Agile development approaches and Program Management. Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate. Skill Level: Basic. Target Audience includes: Enterprise Architects, Program Analyst, Business Architects, Data Architects, Project Managers, Knowledged Managers and Business Analysts. 

 


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Pricing:

  • $199 US per Session

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. Register by September 15, 2017 and save $50 per ticket!
  • Register for 3 Sessions and save 5%. Register for all 6 Sessions and save 10%!
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • Morning sessions begin at at 8:30am sharp and conclude at 11:30am.
  • Afternoon session starts promptly at 12:30pm and conclude at 3:30pm
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in the morning as well as light snacks in the afternoon.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout.

Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.