Who Should Attend?
Our certification programs are for anyone who is serving as or wants to be qualified as an Enterprise Architect. This would include roles such as:
- Chief Enterprise Architect
- Enterprise Architecture Project or Program Manager
- Enterprise Architecture Team Leader
- And other related Enterprise Architecture Participants such as:
Commercial and Government Sector Employees, Contractors, and Integrators who want to understand:
- How to develop an Enterprise Architecture from planning through implementation.
- How to develop a set of core and supporting EA products.
- EA project or program management and integration.
- How to develop or leverage federated architectures within and across enterprises.
- Linking EA to Budget, Capital Planning and Systems Development/Engineering Lifecycles.
- Incorporation of security, privacy and information assurance into EA, at all levels.
- OMB FEA Reference Models and their use in agencies and other organizations.
- The value added attribution of Enterprise Architecture throughout organizations.
- Relationships of data and model driven architectures and how to select supporting EA tools.
- Enterprise initiatives including SOA, ERP and BPR and their EA relationships.
- The difference, in the federal government, between compliance and mission driven Architectures
- Skills required in their existing planning and architecture positions
- How to pursue a new and different career path in business, mission or IT organizations
- EA in the context of existing expertise in a specialized area of knowledge or professional practice
Executives and Managers who must gain appreciation for or understand:
- The value of an Enterprise Architecture for their company, agency or organization.
- The rationale for legislation (Clinger-Cohen or Sarbanes-Oxley) requiring or impacting an organizations need to use EA.
- How to articulate what EA contributes to meeting organizational goals.
- How to take ownership of and provide leadership for their company/agency EA
- EA ROI and how to measure it.
- How to align the Enterprise Architecture with Strategic Plans and use it to drive the Acquisition and Management of IT resources.
Organizations that want to:
- Kick-start Enterprise Architecture teams and gets new employees, working on EA, up to speed fast.
- Become more agile in ability to support mission program needs
- Reduce stovepipes and stovepipe thinking (everyone has to have their own support)
- Improve the bottom line (consolidate costs and service centers)
- Respond to Government EA driven contracts and RFPs better
- Work smarter than your competition
- Use EA to reduce risks through all IT and mission support services
- Bid smarter (by understanding EA, as requirements)
- Become organizationally more self aware by understanding and documenting core mission processes and capabilities
- Better manage customer and stakeholder expectations
CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and yes, even COOs (all CXOs) are reminded that you are routinely expected to control, or asked to cut costs, table projects and curtail spending–actions that could either hurt or help your organization. While cost-control isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can, at the wrong time cause a missed opportunity or a loss of competitive advantage. In government it could mean news making mistake or a program budget disaster. CXOs can view “lean times” not as calamities but as opportunities for gaining control of chaotic IT investments and aligning them more with your core business or mission. The FEAC™ Institute programs showcase industry and government sector proven techniques and strategies, applying Enterprise Architecture for cutting costs without sacrificing innovation or transition to more agile organizations. Those who need to justify and underscore decisions, by spending wisely, saving scarce resources, and learning how to keep customers satisfied despite more targeted spending, should be in this program. An investment in Enterprise Architecture enables you to develop a holistic picture and comprehensive systems view of your organization, which will aid greatly in planning, visioning and decision-making.