Business Architecture at the Speed of Business – Past Webinar

Business Architecture At the Speed of Business

Previously Recorded Webinar

May 25, 2021

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2020 demonstrated the criticality of a business’ ability to pivot and respond to a rapidly changing environment.  Business strategies are now fluid, and business architects need to adapt.  The session will focus on practical tips and methods for how business architects can take the tools in their toolbox and hit the turbo button to keep up with the world around them.










Instructor Bio:

Dean Heltemes is the Senior Director of Business Architecture in Advisor Technology Solutions for Ameriprise Financial.   He is well-known in the Twin Cities for his business architecture expertise from his role as a Business Architect instructor at Metropolitan State University and from serving on the board of the Twin Cities Business Architecture forum.   You can read more about Dean’s background and expertise in Biz Arch and IT on his Metro State instructor page.

Navigating Change in Changing Times – Past Webinar 2/23/2021

Previously Hosted Webinar: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Title: Navigating Change in Changing Times

During this webinar you will:

  • Take a quick assessment to gain insight on how you navigate change

  • Learn about the “change curve” and how it can help you ride the waves of change

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

If Mr. Churchill is correct; based on the last nine months, we should all be perfect by now!

If that statement does not ring true for you, this free webinar from the Institute for Professional Development will help.

Learn more about change and the effect it has on you, and others.

Begin tapping into the cycles of change and use them to be productive instead of feeling like you are being tossed about at sea.

James Dean

“I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”


Jeanette Grace

  • Title/Position
    Instructor, Metropolitan State University
  • Expert Areas: 
    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Employee Engagement
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Teambuilding

*Standing Up a Business Architecture Practice Part 1: Your Value Proposition – Past Webinar

Past Expert Insights Webinar

How do you stand up a business architecture practice within an organization?

This 3-part Expert Insights Webinar Series will provide strategies used by Maureen Mathias  to stand up a practice in her organization.

This first session in the series covers the basics that must be established before even starting to think about a formal business architecture practice.

Discover how to use business architecture technique to define questions with a value proposition that will define the value that your practice will bring your organization.

Other takeaways for attendees:

-Essential infrastructure and requirements for standing up a practice

-How to develop your internal presentation to get buy-in


Standing Up a Business Architecture Practice Part 1: Your Value Proposition


Maureen Mathias

Maureen Mathias earned her Master of Arts from Rutgers University, later adding a Certified Business Architect from the Business Architecture Guild and a Business Architecture Certificate from Metro State University in St. Paul Minnesota.

Maureen started a journey in 2008 that led to a career as a business architect. “Through the journey, it seems I have hit every situation you would want to avoid. One thing that stands out, is that a business architecture practice anywhere must fit the culture and the needs of an organization.”

In her business architect role for an insurance company, she has established training for the teams that utilize architecture tools and for those that need to learn what business architecture is and how it relates to their day-to-day responsibilities for several years.

Maureen is excited to share her experience: what works and what does not as well as learn from the experiences of other business architects