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


Using a case study throughout the course to illustrate the concepts, this course provides guided practice for participants to use business architecture tools that map capabilities, align them to strategy, and 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:

  • Eight 4-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.

Price: $2048.00  Early Bird Rate: $1843.00 until Monday, April 1, 2019

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: a light dinner is provided prior to class starting
  • Free Parking
  • CEUs: 3.36

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

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).

Session on:

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Please contact us if you wish to bring this training to your organization for your business architecture team.

Understanding the Business – Part 1 of the Business Architecture Certificate


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:

  • Six 4-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.

Price: $1733.00  Early Bird Rate: $1560.00 until February 18, 2019

Course Texts (provided):

  • Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want, by Osterwalder, Pigneur, Bernarda and Smith
  • Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, by Osterwalder and Pigneu

Food: a light dinner is provided prior to class starting

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).

Session On:

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Please contact us if you wish to bring this training to your organization for your business architecture team.

Business Architect Certificate


Business Architect Certificate Program

The Business Architect Certificate explains what business architecture is and the value of what it can do for your organization.   It prepares you to practice business architecture in an organization by teaching you when and how to use tools to:

  1. Define your business
  2. Understand your current business state
  3. Delineate your future business state
  4. Evaluate the capabilities that support that business
  5. Determine capability gaps that are hindering your move to the future state
  6. Build a roadmap of how execution to move from current to future state

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

This course is accredited by the Business Architecture Guild

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  • Executives
  • 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:

  1. Articulate the business need and value of business architecture
  2. Understand how this discipline relates to others in the organization
  3. Identify current state:
    1. Understand an organization through the business architecture lens
    2. Model an organization’s capabilities, value streams, and processes
    3. Show the intersection between the business and technology
    4. Visualize how the organization’s workforce impacts its capabilities
  4. Define the future state:
    1. Map the organization’s strategy, direction, and intent
    2. Interview leaders
    3. Depict a future state business model
    4. Understand and analyze the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of an organization
    5. Determine and model the maturity and gaps of an organization’s capabilities and create roadmaps to fill the gaps and address priorities
  5. Be an effective Business Architect:
    1. Understand and demonstrate the value of storytelling
    2. Manage upward to sponsors and stakeholders
    3. Identify an organization’s power network

There are no prerequisites for this certificate.

This certificate is comprised of two courses: Understanding the Business and Business Strategy to Execution. 

Price: $3781.00 Early Bird Pricing: $3577.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

See details below on taking the certificate with a co-worker.

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).

“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 

Part 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.

Part 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 institute@metrostate.edu

GROUP DISCOUNTS!

Register with a co-worker and save 25%

Our Business Architecture Certificate is exponentially more valuable when taken alongside others from your organization. Whether two people or a small group, get your team talking organizational strategy, change, realistic outcomes and timelines to quickly propel from “forming” to “performing” … and save 25%!