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

“The course was very interesting and it is what I needed. I found it very professional and it will help in my future career.”

“Thank you. It was amazing how [the training] helped me understand architecture terms and concepts. I have started to put into practice some lessons learned and look forward to the practitioner course soon.”

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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Avancier Methods (AM)

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

In a word, actionable [cf. other frameworks]”

“AM is end-to-end useful.

AM extra

AM process  +  process steps  +  products & techniques    

AM architecture reference model

Enterprise v. solution architecture 

Enterprise architecture roles and realities

SOA and the Bezos mandate  +  Microservices

More on software architecture principles and patterns


TOGAF® ArchiMate® are registered trademarks of The Open Group

Functions and Capabilities in BA and TOGAF

Mapping TOGAF to IAF

Mapping TOGAF to ArchiMate

Architecture levels and other things

TOGAF and ArchiMate summaries and analyses


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System theory for architects

Complexity, agility and adaptive architecture

Human factors in management hierarchies

Rules and patterns in entity and event models


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Why choose Avancier Training?

For certificates in enterprise and solution architecture, Avancier are a premier league training provider.

Customers choose us for our unique insights into and practical guidance in TOGAF, ArchiMate and the like.

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“The only site I have found that explores architecture & systems from multiple perspectives.”

“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.”

“Incredibly good. I and a good chunk of the team use it a hell of a lot.” Enterprise architect.   “I stand in awe. A wealth of information and knowledge.” Technical architect.

"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."

"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?”

“A feather in your cap… job well done. Informative and concise”   “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    “…good…helpful resources. Keep up the great work.”

“A great asset to understanding of architecture, methodologies and many other things.”  “helps me realise where IT currently sits in the world, where it could sit, and where it really, really should sit.”


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