Announcing IRM UK's Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Seminars for Autumn 2016

Press release   •   May 22, 2016 13:49 BST

These seminars cover the latest topics including: Zachman Framework for EA, Strategic Enterprise Design, Management Strategies for EA and How Digital is Transforming the Role of IT.

Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop Zachman Certification

John Zachman and Cort Coghill, 27-30 September 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • A sense of urgency for aggressively pursuing Enterprise Architecture
  • A comprehensive definition (description) of Enterprise Architecture
  • Differentiation of Enterprise Architecture from Systems Implementation
  • Creating Enterprise Strategy Models which form the basis for Enterprise Architecture
  • Differentiation of Ontology from Methodology
  • Utilizing Enterprise Architecture for operational decision making
  • A strategy for reducing “time-to-market” for systems implementations to virtually zero
  • Strategy for integration beyond jurisdiction (Interoperability)
  • Architectural Principles for meeting enterprise requirements
  • Ensuring traceability across the artifacts for impact analysis and change management
  • BPM, SOA, BI, MDA, ITIL, etc. in the context of the Zachman Framework

Strategic Enterprise Design

Milan Guenther and Benjamin Falke, 22-23 November 2016, London

Enterprise/Business Architects and other change agents in the enterprise are challenged to deliver increased impact and value. This intense two day seminar and workshop prepares delegates to go beyond mapping current complexity and taking incremental steps ahead. The Enterprise Design Framework allows bridging strategic intent with tangible results, and making strategic design thinking and practice work with the complexity and ambiguity of enterprise environments. Learning Objectives include:

  • Understanding enterprises as ambitious endeavours in a context of complexity
  • A strategic design approach to shift enterprises and maximize value
  • Understanding Enterprise Awkwardness and the crisis of trust
  • Framing strategic challenges and engaging key stakeholders to reshape enterprise-people relationships
  • Applying the Enterprise Design Framework in daily work

Management Strategies for Enterprise Architecture

Influencing Decisions, Shaping Investments, Enhancing Performance

Chris Potts, 24-25 November 2016, London

This intensive two-day seminar and workshop focuses on successful management strategies for Enterprise Architecture.Topics to be discussed include measuring the architectural performance of an enterprise, discovering the often-unstated interpretations of corporate and business strategies, formulating a winning strategy for Enterprise Architecture itself, and executing that strategy every day through each architect’s ‘play-or-pass’ choices.Entirely based on first-hand experiences of Enterprise Architecture in practice, the seminar will help you to:

  • Benchmark your management strategy for Enterprise Architecture
  • Supplement your EA frameworks, methods and techniques with strategic, political and investment skills
  • Explore how you can best maximise EA’s contribution across the enterprise
  • Build the reputation of Enterprise Architecture as a strategic capability
  • Plan the next stages of your EA journey

How Digital is Transforming the Role of IT

Jerome Derynck, 1-2 December 2016, London

Digital is rewriting the playbook of both business and IT. With the right digital technologies, firms can develop new business models, find new revenue streams, deliver exceptional customer experience and optimize business operations.
This, however, means entering an arena where digital adversaries have the capacity and sophistication to cause major disruptions in business operations and affect bottom line performance. Internet start-ups are outperforming traditional players thanks to technological advantages, deep data insight and a culture where agility rules and innovation is business as usual.

This seminar and workshop gives you a unique insight into the new forces at play in a digital-first world. It provides practical guidance on how to start up the much-needed transformation and scale for growth in an online world. It will help you navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of disruptive technologies, innovative business models, new job descriptions and emerging organisational designs.

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Jeremy Hall, IRM
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IRM UK are specialists in strategic IT training for IT & business professionals and managers. Our carefully selected presenters have superior technical knowledge, teaching skills and a wide range of practical business experience. They are some of the most influential technologists, methodologists and original thinkers in IT today. Noted for the participation of top level decision makers from both the corporate, user and vendor communities, and the lucid analysis of critical strategic and management issues, our events are condensed and rigorous combining technical explanations with management advice and discussions of future directions. IRM UK produce Conferences and Seminars which take place in London, UK.