Why the certification is relevant
Gartner once identified that the single biggest Enterprise Architecture problem is having a Chief Architect who is an ineffective leader. Success in Enterprise Architecture is about people, political acumen, cross-disciplinary skills, perspective, pragmatism, and performance. Building an effective Enterprise Architecture team remains a challenge for most organizations because of a shortage of collaborative people with the talents and personal skills required for Enterprise Architecture.
The Chief Enterprise Architect Program has been uniquely designed to meet today’s cross-disciplinary requirements to lead teams and projects in adopting a common and structured way of thinking, working, and modelling across transformation and innovation initiatives. This program focuses on disciplines such as enterprise architecture, value and performance, enterprise capabilities, the process and service landscape, information (application and data), technology (platform and infrastructure), and transformation.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Lead the creation or evolution of the Enterprise Architecture function and program, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise, business, information, technology, and solution architecture viewpoints.
- Understand, advocate, and support the enterprise’s business and IT strategies — and participate in the strategy creation for a growing minority of cases.
- Lead the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical, and solution architecture requirements.
- Analyze the current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
- Analyze industry, technology, and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise’s strategy and architecture requirements.
- Promote the Enterprise Architecture process, outcomes, and results to the organization, including to the enterprise’s IT and business leaders.
- Work effectively and efficiently within advanced decomposition and composition modelling principles.
- Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide solution decision-making for the enterprise.
- Lead the development of an implementation plan for the Enterprise Architecture, based on business requirements and IT strategies.
- Ensure that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities (such as handling waivers) are associated with Enterprise Architecture compliance.
- Oversee Enterprise Architecture implementation and ongoing refinement activities.
- Serve as the point of contact for all things relating to Enterprise Architecture.
- Collaborate with program/project teams to reconcile solutions to architecture.
- Identify organizational requirements for the resources, structures, and cultural changes necessary to support the Enterprise Architecture.
- Oversee the effective communication of all Enterprise Architecture artifacts.
- Assess and communicate the successes and business value of Enterprise Architecture to key stakeholders.
The Chief Enterprise Architect Program including Individual Performance Coaching is offered as a 35-day training program that runs across 7 individual sessions of 5 days each and is designed and certified by the Global University Alliance.