An alarming 72% of IT projects fail to deliver their actual targets. The Transformation Architect certification program is developed for professionals that are leading transformation in terms of optimization, cost cutting and change management as well as innovation projects like service renewal, improvements and core differentiation development. It is uniquely designed to meet today’s organizational cross-disciplinary transformation, innovation and value requirements.

The training modules are structured so that personal transformation modelling competencies, as well as value and architecture competencies, are gained and applied by combining classroom training with individual project mentoring on the participant’s specific transformation projects.

The certification program has been structured to build on the existing transformation, optimization, innovation and change competencies of the practitioner while infusing a new way of transformation thinking, working and modelling.

This is done through intensive classroom training, in-depth transformation and architectural tutoring and coaching throughout the modules, as well as hands-on project experience where you apply the acquired modelling and its related disciplines. Therefore, the Transformation Architect certification program does not only transfer knowledge, it builds advanced transformation skills and competencies as well.

The certification program with Individual Performance Coaching is designed by the Global University Alliance.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the existing knowledge that competencies are gained and applied. The Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the certification program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, models and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan. The participants will discover how to drive forth fundamental changes within their organization and to achieve the objectives set in transformation projects.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will become a certified Transformation Architect.

Career path

Our curriculum is a professional and globally recognized career path built on international standards that are in use today. Our career path is developed to meet professionals and organizations need for cross-disciplinary competency creation and development. Based on a combination of the eXpert core modules, participants are offered the opportunity to specialize even further and certify in other Architect disciplines, such as the LEAD Enterprise Architect and Chief Enterprise Architect.

Certificates and degrees

The certification program is accredited as part of the Global University Alliance architecture program.

Who should attend

  • Specialists: Transformation eXpert, Change Management Specialist, Value eXpert, Business Analyst, Method Specialist, Technology Specialist, Business Specialist, Value Method Specialist, Value Engineer, Business Engineer and Transformation Engineer.
  • Consultants: Transformation Consultant, Change Consultant, Business Consultant and Value Consultant.
  • Architects: Enterprise Architect, Value Architect, Technology Architect, Solution Architect, Application Architect, Process Architect, Business Architect, Service Architect and Information/Data Architect.
  • Managers: Business Manager, Change Manager, IT Manager and Project Manager.
  • Directors: Business Owner, LoB Director and LoB Owner.


The certification program is offered as a 5 days training program with ongoing individual performance coaching.

Dates and locations:

  • 19-23 March 2018 – London
  • 6-10 August 2018 – New York
  • 26-30 November 2018 – Paris

The individual registration program fee of €9,800 Euro (Excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities and team building games. Not included are travel and accommodations.

This certification program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • 6 x 1.5 hours of digital pre-recorded sessions
  • Individual performance coaching during the course
  • 1 certificate

If two or more participants from your organization are participating in this certification program, you will have the opportunity to use your own innovation and transformation architecture models and thereby work on a personalized case for your company.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

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Learning Model

The Transformation Architect certification program is based on four intensive classroom training modules supported with in-depth individual performance mentoring on a specific project. The hands-on experience ensures that the innovation, transformation and value management skills are applied within the following disciplines:

  • LEAD Certification Schedule - Transformation Architect RoadmapInnovation: Business model innovation, competitive positioning, strategy development and modelling, service model innovation, revenue model innovation, value model innovation, channel development, social media development and innovation.
  • Transformation: Business model engineering and transformation, business competency/function duplication, business pain points, service ownership, continuous service improvement approach and operating model weakness clusters, performance bottlenecks, value model clusters as well as operating model re-engineering and renewal and cost model.
  • Value: Value expectations and requirements (e.g. service, process, data, etc.), value drivers (external and internal), value bottlenecks/value clusters, value measurements, value maps, matrices and models, revenue model, value-based costing, value-based modelling as well as value management.
  • Performance: Performance expectations and requirements (e.g. service, process, data, etc.), performance drivers (external and internal), performance bottlenecks, performance measurements, business performance indicators (BPIs) and key performance drivers in performance maps, matrices and models as well as performance management.
  • Measurements: Business measurements in terms of value and performance measurements as well as system measurements in terms of system key performance indicators (KPIs) and process performance indicators (PPIs), cockpits, scorecards and dashboards.
  • Strategy Modelling: Strategy matrix with strategic business objectives (SBOs), critical success factors (CSFs) and business competency groups and balanced scorecard map with strategic business objectives (SBOs), critical success factors (CSFs) and value and performance models.


At the end of this program, you will be able to work effectively within our:

Way of Thinking

Focus Area Relation to Strategy
  • Identify change requirements
  • Identify value and performance requirements
  • Focus on value issues and weaknesses cluster
  • Develop value and performance standards
  • Ensure value measurements (across areas)
  • Apply continuous business and IT value improvements
  • Business Innovation & Transformation Enablement (BITE)
  • Capture corporate transformation strategy
  • Define critical innovation and transformation success factors
  • Identify innovation and transformation needs and wants
  • Capture value and performance expectations and drivers
  • Define value innovation and transformation goals and objectives
  • Define change needs and wants for strategic alignment

Way of Working

Tasks & Services The needed skill for abstraction level for a Transformation Architect
  • Work with business owners and value stakeholders
  • Identify strategic business objectives (SBOs) and critical success factors (CSFs)
  • Define value expectations and drivers
  • Develop value guidelines and measurements
  • Ensure value reporting and decision flow
  • Identify stakeholder performance and value expectations
  • Improve revenue, service and value model
  • Optimize cost, operating and performance model
  • Benchmark innovation and transformation maturity
  • Identify level of change management needs
  • Define innovation and transformation measurements
  • Enable value identification, creation and realization
  • Context (situation, milieu/environment and perspective)
  • Contextual (appropriate, connected and related)
  • Concrete (tangible, existing and actual)
  • Descriptive and Specification (explanation, depiction/sketch and portrayal often using a map, matrix and/or model)
  • Design (plan, intend and aim)

Way of Modelling

Define, develop and create the following maps, matrices and/or models: Decisions Scopes
  • Forces & Drivers (internal and external)
  • Change & Transformation Drivers
  • Stakeholder
  • Strategy
  • Business Competency/Capability
  • Revenue, Cost, Value and Performance
  • Operating, Process, Service and Information
  • Business Workflow, Rules, Measurements & Reporting, Requirements
  • Value Measurements & Reporting
  • Business, Information and Technology Innovation & Transformation Enablement
  • Change & Transformation Business Case
  • Requirement decisions; business value drivers and IT value drivers
  • Scenarios decisions; value rules, flow and measurements
  • Innovation decisions; value innovation and renewal
  • Transformation decisions; effectiveness, efficiency, optimization and improvement
  • Enterprise-wide
  • Specific transformation areas
  • Transformation programs
  • Transformation projects
  • Transformation architecture

Way of Governance

The Way of Governance is the act of governing what exist or in the process of getting developed/deployed. The Way of Value and Innovation & Transformation Governance is therefore an essential part of developing a holistic and integrated value approach to verify and ensure value identification and creation for the organization. In the context of value modelling principles, the transformation course participant will learn to think and adapt their work into the value lifecycle model.

Enterprise Requirement Management Governance & Continuous Improvement

The Value Lifecycle

The lifecycle thinking is vital as it represents the course of developmental changes through which the value components evolve in terms of innovation and/or transformation as it passes during its lifetime. From value planning, value identification, value creation and value realization. It is however important to consider that the value lifecycle is often combined with other lifecycles (e.g. process and service).

Value eXperts and Value Architects work with the Value Lifecycle and its different sets of phases and steps in which each phase uses the results of the previous one. It provides a sequence of phases and activities that interact with other objects and artifacts to identify, create and realize business and IT value.

Value Management Lifecycle