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best and most relevant all round architect courses”  “help you use TOGAF and other architecture frameworks.”

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Things architects should know

Abstracts and extracts from Avancier and other popular architect resources.

“All architecture is design but not all design is architecture. Architecture represents the significant design decisions that shape a system, where significant is measured by cost of change.” Grady Booch quoted by Kevlin Henney

How TOGAF defines enterprise architecture

What makes an architecture framework? 

Architect roles – an introduction

10 things to know about enterprise and solution architecture

Business functions and capabilities

Ideas in TOGAF, ArchiMate, BCS, DoDAF & UML

TOGAF artefacts as ArchiMate diagrams

Architecture methods and resources

A rich book of knowledge (EABoK and SABoK) about human and computer activity systems – their nature and design.

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Avancier Methods: process framework

Avancier Methods: products & techniques

AM extra: enterprise architecture FAQS, roles, history...

AM extra: software architecture modularity, agility, change...

TOGAF distilled + ArchiMate distilled + UML distilled + DoDAF distilled

System theory for architects along with systems thinking

Models & Rules entity & event model patterns

Human factors in management hierarchies

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