Business Strategy to Execution – Part 2 of the Business Architecture Certificate Boot Camp


Price: $2,355.00  Early Bird Rate: $2,119.50

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: a light lunch is provided
  • Free Parking
  • CEUs: 3.36

Cancellation Policy:

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).

Metropolitan State Institute for Professional Development does not currently have public seat-based classes running due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We will follow guidance from the Minnesota State system for upcoming semesters; and the health and safety of students and staff will be at the forefront of any decision we make about classes.  Information will be posted here as soon as available, but please join our email list for updated information to be sent to you directly.

In the meantime, please Click HERE for information about customized training classes that can be offered at your organization.

Using a case study throughout the course to illustrate the concepts, this course provides guided practice for participants to use business architecture tools to map capabilities and align them to strategy.  You will use tools such as maturity assessments, roadmaps, and business intelligence metrics to determine readiness and progress with business outcomes.   The last module is a case study that requires participants to independently apply tools.   Participants leave the course with the ability to apply these same tools in their own organization to move from strategy to execution.  See the competency tab for a more detailed course outline.

Length:

  • 4 days: 7.5-hour sessions

This is the second course in the Business Architecture Certificate

  • Executives
  • Business Managers
  • CIO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CHRO’s
  • Enterprise Architects
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Six Sigma Experts

Module 1 – Business Model Canvas: Back Stage

  1. Describe a company through the lens of business architecture
  2. Know how to define and generate the remaining components of the Business Model Canvas

Module 2 – Capabilities

  1. Learn the general concepts and value of Business Capabilities
  2. Decompose capabilities
  3. Create capabilities definitions using a case study
  4. Describe the various modeling techniques and how they’re used

Module 3 – Enablers

  1. Identify what enables an organization’s business capabilities
  2. In relation to business capabilities:
    • Model an organizational view of an organization
    • Document and define business processes
    • Model the connection of technology and business capabilities

Module 4 – Strategy Alignment to Capabilities

  1. Understand the role that business capabilities can play in helping an organization achieve its strategic objectives
  2. Understand the challenges and business impact of not executing your strategy

Module 5 – Maturity Assessment

  1. Walk through a maturity assessment process and see how organizations use them for:
    • Identifying strategy and/or initiatives
    • Identifying capabilities
    • Assessing current state
    • Identifying needed future state maturity
    • Conducting a Gap Assessment
    • Closing the Gap – Capability Roadmap
  2. Learn how to begin a capability assessment

Module 6 – Strategic Roadmap

  1. Complete a Capability Analysis and write effective statements
  2. Create a capability roadmap

Module 7 – Metrics and Business Intelligence

  1. Understand a Balanced Scorecard model
  2. Understand the different types of Performance Indicators
    • Lagging Indicators
    • Leading Indicators
  3. Understand the difference between Performance Indicators and Key Performance Indicators

Module 8 – Case Study #2

  1. Using a case study:
    • Identify deliverables being requested
    • Analyze case
    • Select the best tools to use to produce the deliverables
    • Produce deliverables
    • Make a strategic choice on presentation of deliverables
    • Plan presentation
    • Deliver presentation
  2. As a class, participate in evaluating tool and presentation choices of other groups

Understanding the Business is a prerequisite for this course.

Understanding the Business – Part 1 of the Business Architect Certificate Boot Camp


Price: $1992.00  Early Bird Rate: $1792.00

Course Texts (provided):

  1. Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want
  2. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
  • Food: a light lunch is provided
  • Free Parking
  • CEUs: 2.52

Cancellation Policy:

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).

Metropolitan State Institute for Professional Development does not currently have public seat-based classes running due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We will follow guidance from the Minnesota State system for upcoming semesters; and the health and safety of students and staff will be at the forefront of any decision we make about classes.  Information will be posted here as soon as available, but please join our email list for updated information to be sent to you directly.

In the meantime, please Click HERE for information about customized training classes that can be offered at your organization.

Using a case study throughout the course to illustrate the concepts, this course provides guided practice for participants to use business architecture tools that help understand the business of the organization.  The last module is a case study that requires participants to independently apply tools.  Participants leave the course with the ability to apply these same tools in their own organization to understand the business.  See the Competencies tab for more detailed course outline.

Length:

  • 3 day 7.5-hour sessions

This is the first course in the Business Architecture Certificate

  • Executives
  • Business Managers
  • CIO’s
  • CFO’s
  • CHRO’s
  • Enterprise Architects
  • HR Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Those who think TOGAFs are fun and exciting
  • Six Sigma Experts

Module 1 – Introduction of Course and Case Study #1

  1. Articulate the business need and value of Business Architecture
  2. Relate role of Business Architecture to other organizational disciplines
  3. Identify, at a high-level, tools in the Business Architecture toolkit
  4. Define nine blocks of a business model canvas

Module 2 – Business Context and Environment

  1. View the organization through a holistic lens
  2. Understand the environment where business architecture exists
    • Articulate the difference between purpose, mission, vision and values
    • Complete Front Stage of Business Model Canvas
  3. Use tips and strategies for extracting:
    • Customer segments
    • Value proposition
    • Channels used
    • Relationships
  4. Leverage various methodologies to describe the external environment:
    • SWOT
    • PESTEL
    • Porter’s 5 Forces
  5. Describe a company through the lens of business architecture
  6. Define and generate the basic components of a business model canvas

Module 3 – Know Your Customer Segment and Persona

  1. Describe Design Thinking approach
  2. Define personas that align with customer segments
  3. Complete Value Proposition Canvas
    • Jobs, Pains and Gains
    • Product and service maps
  4. Define your value proposition statement

Module 4 – Value Streams & Journey Map

  1. Leverage Design Thinking approach
  2. Define and understand value streams and their use in an organization
  3. Evolve value stream into a customer journey map
  4. Use journey mapping to drive value transformation
  5. Design services blueprint

Module 5 – Applying in Real Life

  1. Understand the approaches and considerations for launching a business architecture practice within an organization
  2. Describe the skills, tactics, and techniques used by a business architect
  3. Appraise organizational culture in relation to maturity and change readiness
  4. Identify common pitfalls to avoid
  5. Apply approaches and considerations to real-life scenarios
  6. Inventory skills with the BIZBOK Business Architect Skills Palette
  7. Apply the BAMM to launching a business architecture practice

Module 6 – Case Study – Using the Tools

  1. Using the knowledge gained in the previous 5 modules, analyze a case study, produce business architecture artifacts, and deliver a presentation.
  2. As a class, participate in  evaluating the tools and presentation choices of other groups.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Are You Ready for Business Architecture?


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)

Competencies:

  1. Learn how business architecture can be used by an organization to map strategy to business direction
  2. Understand the role of the business architect
  3. 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.