Length: 4 modules
The four modules that make up this course are all online. You can stop and start the course as your time permits to complete the four modules.
Metro State is a Guild Approved Training Provider by the Business Architecture Guild.
This course is for:
- People who want a definition of business architecture and what it does
- Those who are thinking of sponsoring a business architecture practice in their organization
- Those who are considering moving into the role of a business architect (whether formally or informally)
- Learn how business architecture can be used by an organization to map strategy to business direction
- Understand the role of the business architect
- Assess your skill set to see if you would enjoy being a business architect
There are no prerequisites for this course
- This course is free
- Start now by using this link to register
- Complete the four modules as your time allows
- This course is all online; no books are needed
This course is a self-paced online course. Start anytime and complete on your schedule.
Business Architect Certificate Program
Drawing on the variety of experiences and background of the cohort group, the certificate is a rigorous, non-credit training program designed and delivered by practicing business architects teaching face-to-face in the classroom.
The certificate delivers a deeper understanding of the discipline, skills, and techniques to succeed in a business architect role, along with:
- Increased professional skills
- Opportunities to network with other professionals
- Enhanced career advancement prospects
- Increased capacity to help resolve issues currently facing your organization
- Business Managers
- Enterprise Architects
- IT Managers
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Finance Managers
- Business Consultants
- Industrial Engineers
- Those who think TOGAFs are fun and exciting
- Six Sigma Experts
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the business need and value of business architecture
- Understand how this discipline relates to others in the organization
- Identify current state:
- Understand an organization through the business architecture lens
- Model an organization’s capabilities, value streams, and processes
- Show the intersection between the business and technology
- Visualize how the organization’s workforce impacts its capabilities
- Define the future state:
- Map the organization’s strategy, direction, and intent
- Interview leaders
- Depict a future state business model
- Understand and analyze the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of an organization
- Determine and model the maturity and gaps of an organization’s capabilities and create roadmaps to fill the gaps and address priorities
- Be an effective Business Architect:
- Understand and demonstrate the value of storytelling
- Manage upward to sponsors and stakeholders
- Identify an organization’s power network
Click on the individual course links above for pricing.
Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date. No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days. No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class. Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures. Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class. If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email. Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).
“I found the course to be extremely valuable and think it would appropriate for a select group of project and program managers at our company.” – from a 2017 participant
“I have enjoyed Mandy’s teaching, and she has lots of stories and experience to go with her teaching tools. She is friendly, approachable and always notes if someone has a question – so very responsive.” – from a 2016 participant
“The experience and case studies provided in the course were like a mini-MBA program.” – from a 2017 participant
“Consulting time was valuable. I appreciate that Stacey really sought to understand before diving into solution.” – from spring 2017 participant
“Good content. Excellent Instructors – I very much appreciated that the course was taught by practitioners who could give us real-world examples.” – from a 2017 participant
“Pat – loved your laid-back approach – do what makes sense in a situation. Thank you for the assessment materials! You are an excellent teacher! – from a 2016 participant
Course 1: Understanding the Business are on Monday and Thursday evenings:
- March 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- March 21, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- March 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- March 28, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- April 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- April 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Course 2: Business Strategy to Execution are on Monday and Thursday evenings:
- April, 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 16, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- May 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at email@example.com