Software/Application Architect Program

Why the certification is relevant

In the world of technology, a Software/Application Architect plays an important role in the design and analysis of software projects. They create new applications or improve existing applications, run software tests, develop product prototypes and create technical documents and manuals relating to application development.

They also evaluate application technologies and make recommendations for best practices and uses for the organisation. In addition, Software/Application Architects is often involved in training other team members in areas of programming and software development.

The Software/Application Architect Program including Individual Performance Coaching is offered as a 5 days training program and is designed and certified by the Global University Alliance.

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Focus of the Software/Application Architect

The Software/Application Architect Program has been structured to build on the existing capabilities of the practitioner, and to infuse a new way of thinking, working and modelling. It combines a mix of information architecture skills (e.g. application taxonomy, ontology, and artefacts such as application maps, matrices and models) with enterprise architecture to enable technology architecture and modelling disciplines to be managed effectively by the practitioner.

The Software/Application Architect Program can be integrated into any relevant organisation. It does so by adding theory, practice and modelling capabilities to the practitioner’s skill set.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the participant’s existing knowledge that capabilities are gained and applied.

Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the Software/Application Architect education and training program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, approaches, and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan.

The participant will discover how to drive forth fundamental changes within their organization and to achieve the objectives set in both innovation and transformation projects.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will become a certified Software/Application Architect.

The individual registration fee of €9,800 Euro (excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials and conference facilities. Travel and accommodations is not included.

Important to note is that the Software/Application Architect Program requires input from interested parties as the program is tailored to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

The program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • Individual Performance Coaching
  • 1 Software/Application Architect Certificate

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

Who Should Attend

The Software/Application Architect Program is designed for professionals with 3+ years of business and/or IT experience:

  • Analysts: Process Analyst, Service Analyst, System Analyst, Cloud Analyst, Technology Analyst and Transformation Analyst.
  • Managers: Project Manager, Product Manager, Process Manager, Service Manager, IT Manager, Software Manager and Technology Manager.
  • Specialists: Process Specialist, Service Specialist, Software Specialist, Application Specialist, Method Specialist (TOGAF, Zachman, MoFA practitioner), Quality/Production/Manufacturing Specialist, System Specialist, Technology Specialist, and Enterprise Engineer.
  • Consultants: Process Consultant, Service Consultant, System Consultant, Information Consultant, Data Consultant, Transformation Consultant and Technology Consultant.
  • Architects: Process Architect, RPA Architect, Service Architect, Information Architect, Technology Architect, Transformation Architect and Enterprise Architect.

Enterprise Standards Used

The following standards are the typical sets of standards that a Software/Application Architect uses:

OMG (Software Standards):

  • BPMN – Business Process Modelling Notations
  • CMMN – Case Management Modelling Notation
  • UML – Unified Modelling Language

LEADing Practice (Enterprise Standards):

  • Emerging & Disruptive Application Trends & Forces
  • Application Ontology
  • Application Taxonomy
  • Application Classification & Categorisation
  • Application Artefacts
  • Application Architecture Modelling
  • Application Lifecycle
  • Application Meta Model


  • ISO 42010 Systems & Software Engineering
  • Zachman Framework (Interrogatives)
  • ITIL 3 (IT delivery concept)
  • COBIT (Governance)

Learning Model

Theories Practitioners will learn

  • Application design

  • Identify software and technology requirements

  • Focus on application pain points and bottlenecks

  • Focus on solution development, build, configuration and testing

  • Develop application standards

What Practitioners will work with in Practice

  • Work with business and IT owners/executives

  • Define software standardisation and integration

  • Define application components and modules

  • Define information objects

  • Define application functions, tasks and services

Modelling capabilities Practitioners will gain

  • Develop Application Forces & Drivers Map

  • Develop Application Requirements Map

  • Develop Application Functions Map

  • Develop Information Objects Map

  • Develop Application Map