Less than 44% of enterprise architecture organizations worldwide have defined metrics and even fewer are focusing their metrics on business outcomes. With the increasing demand to deliver business value through enterprise architecture (EA) efforts, the Value Architect certification program is aimed at professionals that are leading organization’s value architecture initiatives in terms of value enterprise architecture modelling in order to find the right balance of resource investment (time, energy and money) between all of these deliverables.

The Value Architect certification program has been uniquely designed so that value enterprise architecture modelling competencies are gained and applied by combining classroom training with individual project mentoring in the participant’s own existing company projects. It is structured to build on the existing competencies of the practitioner and infuse a new way of thinking, working and modelling.

This ensures the highest level of knowledge transfer and skills building to meet today’s organizational cross-disciplinary competency requirements for professionals involved in existing enterprise architecture projects.

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

Who should attend

  • Specialists: Value eXpert, Change Management Specialist, Business Analyst, Process Specialist, Process Method Specialist (BPR, Six Sigma, TQM and/or LEAN practitioner), Technology Specialist, Business Specialist, Software Engineer, Value Method Specialist, Value Architect and Quality/ Production/Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Consultants: Value Consultant, Business Consultant, Transformation Consultant, Change Consultant and Process Consultant.
  • Architects: Value Architect, Enterprise Architect, Technology Architect, Solution Architect, Application Architect, Process Architect, Business Architect, Service Architect and Information/Data Architect.
  • Managers: Business Manager Change Manager, Transformation responsible, Process 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:

  • 7-11 May 2018 – Paris
  • 3-7 September 2018 – Singapore
  • 5-9 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 value 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 Value Architect certification program is based on four intensive classroom training models supported with in-depth individual performance mentoring on a selected project. The hands-on experience ensures that the value management and value enterprise architecture modelling skills are applied within the following disciplines:

  • LEAD Certification Schedule - Value Architect RoadmapMeasurements: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Business Layer Modelling: Business model, service model, process modelling, business workflow, business and system measurements, business reporting in terms of scorecards, dashboards and cockpits.
  • Information Layer Modelling: Application component (e.g. logical/physical), application feature, functionality, task, application service, system measurements and data component, entity and services.
  • Technology Layer Modelling: Platform component (e.g. logical/physical), devices and services as well as infrastructure component (e.g. logical/physical) and infrastructure service.


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

Way of Thinking

Focus Area Relation to Strategy
  • Apply continuous business value improvements
  • Identify business, value, performance, IT, solution and technology requirements
  • Focus on IT solution development, build, configuration and testing
  • Focus on value issues and weaknesses cluster
  • Develop value and performance standards
  • Develop business and IT standards
  • Establish IT standards
  • Ensure IT integration
  • Ensure value measurements (across areas)
  • Operate, maintain and optimize IT solutions
  • Business Innovation & Transformation Enablement (BITE)
  • Capture value expectations and drivers
  • Align value drivers to business strategy
  • Secure strategic alignment
  • Align architecture goals with requirements
  • Define value architecture objectives
  • Define value innovation and transformation needs
  • Develop value standards and policies
  • Identify measurements and reporting needs
  • Identify measurements and reporting needs
  • Define innovation and transformation needs
  • Link activities to Business Model transformation
  • Link business KPIs to system KPIs
  • Define innovation and transformation needs
  • Ensure correct information reporting (reports, cockpits, dashboards and scorecards)

Way of Working

Tasks & Services The needed skill for abstraction level for a Value Architect
  • Work with business owners and value stakeholders and executives
  • Identify strategic business objectives (SBOs) and critical success factors (CSFs)
  • Define value expectations and drivers
  • Design business and system measurements and reports
  • Develop business and system cockpits, dashboards and scorecards
  • Benchmark business and IT maturity
  • Develop value guidelines and measurements
  • Ensure value reporting and decision flow
  • Concrete (tangible, existing and actual)
  • Conceptual (theoretical, abstract and intangible) the high level description of the logical
  • Context (situation, milieu/environment and perspective)
  • Descriptive and Specification (explanation, depiction/sketch and portrayal often using a map, matrix and/or model)
  • Design (plan, intend and aim)
  • Execution (completing, performing and realization)

Way of Modelling

Define, develop and create the following maps, matrices and/or models: Decisions Scopes
  • Forces & Drivers (internal and external)
  • Strategy
  • Business Competency/Capability
  • Business, Information and Solution Requirements
  • Revenue, Cost, Value and Performance
  • Operating, Service and Information
  • Process, Workflow and Rules
  • Business Workflow, Rules, Requirement, Measurements & Reporting
  • Application Roles, Rules, Compliance, Requirement, Measurement & Reporting, Service, Operating, Maturity, Screen Flow, Interface
  • Data service, maturity, screen flow, interface
  • Platform Service, Rules, Maturity, Distribution
  • Infrastructure Service, Rules, Maturity, Virtualization, High Availability
  • Business Case
  • Requirement decisions; business value drivers and IT value drivers
  • Scenarios decisions; value rules, flow and measurements
  • Enterprise-wide
  • Specific business areas
  • Value/performance solutions
  • Value/performance projects
  • Value/performance flows

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 Enterprise Architecture 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 enterprise architecture modelling principles, the course participant will learn to think and split their work into the relevant value lifecycle and enterprise architecture lifecycle phases.

Enterprise Requirement Management Governance & Continuous Improvement

Value Lifecycle

The Value Architect works with the Value Lifecycle and its different set 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 value for the organization. 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 important to keep in mind the Value Lifecycle is often combined with other lifecycles (e.g. process and/or application lifecycle).

Value Management Lifecycle