Enterprise and Solution Architecture training & certification, methods & resources

“A first-class site… the wealth of information is unsurpassed”.

“I read and regularly refer to [your web site]… it’s way beyond any other EA/system engineering/human factors/systems theory resource.”

A content-rich site, more than 20 years’ work, 300 documents and slide shows.

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Architect training & certification

“best and most relevant all round architect courses” 

help you use TOGAF and other frameworks.”

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Which architect certificates? BCS and/or TOGAF?

Pre-course preparation for BCS and TOGAF training

BCS architecture reference model *

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“Your course is brilliant I would recommend it to anyone.” Solution Architect

I really enjoyed your course and [have since] found the material you presented very useful.” Solutions Architect

"explains what others (TOGAF, CMU…) leave obscure."

“Really good and provided me with new views on EA and SA – one of the best trainings I attended.” Enterprise Architect

“Your exam preparation really useful (a key objective for me).” Consultant

One of the few people I know who can articulate this area and subject in an understandable format.” Consultant

 “It is amazing how my conversations have changed! On Monday I had three conversations that [made me] realise the positive effect the course has had… many things I now understand that I had only the smallest glimmer of before.” Infrastructure architect.

 “An intensive course, covering the end-to-end of enterprise and solution architecture, from a tutor with a clear in depth knowledge and experience of his subject matter. A ‘must’ for all technologists, not just architects, it provides the structure of what all of us do on a day to day basis, business, data, systems and technology.” Solution architect

thank you for an interesting and stimulating course. It covered a lot of what I was expecting and more, and opened my eyes to architecture questions and concerns I need to be more familiar with.... Your anecdotes and examples helped make what is often a dry subject more interesting... [it] really helped me to grab the fundamentals of what it takes to be an Enterprise Architect.” Business intelligence architect

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“Incredibly good. I and a good chunk of the team use it a hell of a lot.” EA.

“I stand in awe. A wealth of information and knowledge” Technical architect.

helps me realise where IT currently sits in the world, where it could sit, and where it really, really should sit.”

"I have spent the last hour and a half on your website and wow!!!! It is a repository explaining so very many things MANY people ought to know and understand like clearer definitions of roles and general expectations of people who have (or claim) to be certain things."

“A great asset to understanding of architecture, methodologies and many other things.” Correspondent 

 “Very impressive… as informative as it is comprehensive.” “Lots of good stuff here – thanks” Senior Managing Consultant

“Comprehensive, clear and very well written, a significant contribution to the development of enterprise architecture.” Technical consultant

"everything else I read on EA is mostly confused and confusing. Can’t anyone else… address the issues you raise and recognise the importance of what you’re saying?”

Avancier Methods

“The most comprehensive and coherent resources I have found.”

"More sensible, realistic, and practical than anything else out there – so much more understandable and conceptually consistent!”

Architect Roles – introduction

AM: process framework *

AM: products and techniques *

AM: architecture reference model *

Enterprise architecture - roles and realities *

Software architecture – concepts and patterns *

TOGAF® with ArchiMate®

TOGAF distilled. ArchiMate distilled. UML distilled. Etc.

TOGAF and ArchiMate - distilled and analysed

TOGAF and ArchiMate - mapping table

TOGAF meta model - slide show

TOGAF business architecture - functions and capabilities *

The philosophy and theory of systems

Description and Reality, Information and Data, Types and Sets, Abstraction and Models, System theory v Systems Thinking etc.

The philosophy and theory of system architecture  

System complexity and agility

Human factors in management hierarchies

Rules and patterns in entity and event models

About Avancier

 “Great site and great work!”

“There’s a lot of really useful stuff there.”

“Very well done and very helpful. Thank you.”

“Your website has some really helpful resources.”

“…good…helpful resources. Keep up the great work.”

“A feather in your cap… job well done. Informative and concise”

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