Enterprise and Solution Architecture training & certification, methods & resources

“The most comprehensive and coherent resources I have found”  “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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“best and most relevant all round architect courses”  

“help you use TOGAF and other frameworks.”

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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.

"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."

“Lots of good stuff here – thanks” Senior Managing 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 (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

Avancier Methods - introduction

AM process overview

AM products and techniques

AM architecture reference model

Architect roles – introductory slide show

Enterprise architecture roles and realities

Software architecture principles and patterns

TOGAF with ArchiMate

TOGAF® distilled, ArchiMate® distilled, UML distilled,

Commentary on DoDAF and the Zachman Framework.

The theory underpinning TOGAF and ArchiMate

Building blocks & services (also value streams & chains) in TOGAF

Business functions & processes (structured analysis) in TOGAF

Business functions & capabilities in TOGAF and VDML

The confusing entanglement of architecture dimensions

TOGAF and ArchiMate harmonisation – leading to change requests

Everything else to know about TOGAF  and ArchiMate

The theory underpinning EA

Social, business and software system theory; cybernetics, information theory and type theory; applying them to the digitisation of business capabilities.

Sense and nonsense in system theory 

Complexity, agility and adaptive architecture

Human factors in management hierarchies

Rules and patterns in entity and event models


 “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”   “Very impressive… as informative as it is comprehensive.”   “Comprehensive, clear and very well written, a significant contribution to the development of enterprise architecture.” Technical consultant    “A great asset to understanding of architecture, methodologies and many other things.” Correspondent   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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Why choose Avancier Training?

Because of our "no risk to you" booking policy? We have never cancelled a customer's course place? We refund money in full if you cancel in the week before a course? We offer free retraining to anybody who fails an exam? Because Avancier's list price is cheaper than our competitors’ and we can usually match any private course price? People do turn to us after a rival has cancelled a course at the last minute, or refused to refund money for a course they had to pull out of, or because we are cheaper. 


But most people choose us because our courses are better! Avancier is a world leader in delivery of courses to BCS professional certificates in enterprise and solution architecture – having helped to create the scheme. Also TOGAF: nearly 1,000 people taught since 2007. And the ArchiMate modelling language: customers ask us to advise them on practical use of modelling languages and tools. And Solution Architecture in an EA context - a private course for customers who want Avancier’s training without the overhead of examinations for certificates.



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