How was Training?

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“Excellent, thought provoking and well laid out” - Global Automation Manager, Experian, UK, Mar 2013

Recommend PEAF?

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“Yes - Simplification of EA in comparison of TOGAF.” - IT Manager, Banca Sella, Italy, Jan 2015

Various training courses are available which are structured for easy and appropriate adoption. PEAF Foundation training is a pre-requisite for PEAF Certified training because PEAF inherits and builds on the Pragmatic Operating model for Enterprise Transformation defined by POET which forms the Foundation of PEAF.

These courses educate individuals and organisations in a vendor and technology neutral Pragmatic approach to improving their Transformation capability in general and the Enterprise Architecture part of that domain in particular.

 

¨      PEAF Foundation (2 days) sets out an Operating Model for the whole of the transformation domain (from Strategy to Deployment) and the common patterns of methods and artefacts that allow an organisation to tactically improve parts of it while preserving the effectiveness and efficiency of the whole. It sets the context for Enterprise Architecture in terms of where it fits in, and where it doesn’t.

¨      PEAF Certified (2 days) concentrates on the specifics of the EA domain and sets out the fundamental pieces to be put in place to be successful. 

Classroom Format

All courses are run by a Pragmatic Certified Trainer. Each day consists of 6 hours of presentation and discussions, finishing with an Exam lasting 1 hour.

¨      9-12     Presentations/discussions

¨      12-1     Lunch

¨      1-4       Presentations/discussions

¨      4-5       Certification Exam

Certification Exams

·         Exams are marked dynamically in real-time, and so if you get an answer wrong or partially wrong, you will receive feedback for example “Correct but you need to give a little more detail”.

·         The pass mark for all exams is 100%. The reason for this is that we want to make sure that people understand 100% of the things an exam is asking (which is only a small proportion of the entire content).

·         Most people complete each exam in 45-60 minutes, and although there is no hard time limit as such, we will close each exam after 2 hours.

·         If you fail an exam, you are welcome to re-sit the exam (maximum of 3 times) at a later time for no additional cost

Self Study Format

Self Study Training and Certification is split into four modules. Each module corresponds to the content taught in the classroom. You can stop and start whenever you like. To move on to the next Module, you must pass all preceding exams.

When taught in the classroom, the course is completed in 4 days. However, for self-study, a more relaxed one module per week or two weeks is suggested. You could do one module every three weeks, one month or even three months - the timing is completely up to you.

·         The books supplied contain 100% of the content.

·         Each study guide provides a proportion of the content from the books required for the related exam.

·         Exams are run online via Skype using our online examination system.

·         You can schedule your exam using the link on your personal Exam Dashboard.

·         All exams are closed book.

·         At least 1 week prior to taking an exam…

o   Book your exam by using the link provided on your personal Exam Dashboard.

o   Provide photo proof of identity (photo copy of your passport or local identity card) by emailing it with your name to Admin@PragmaticEA.com.

·         Before the exam starts

o   You must be a in a closed room with no one else present (multiple people taking the same exam in the same location is allowed).

o   You need a web cam that must always be turned on.

o   You need a laptop or tablet and uninterrupted access to the internet and enough bandwidth to be able to send video.

o   You must be available for 30 minutes before the exam for identity checks to be completed and to receive instructions on how to use the exam system.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in maturing how Transformation and change is effected within an Enterprise and how Enterprise Architecture fits in and helps with that.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge of Enterprise Architecture is required, although it is useful if the attendees have worked as part of the Transformation capability of an Enterprise.

Relevant Industries.

Learning the fundamental discipline of Enterprise Architecture (and the wider Transformation domain) and how to mature it in an Enterprise is not dependent upon any business industry knowledge.

Previous Customers

Experian, Hasbro, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, California Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Health Care Services, Aspen Re, Dunn & Bradstreet, California State Board of Equalization.

Private/On Site Courses

Can be run and tailored to the challenges of your Enterprise.

Certification Body

The certificating body is Pragmatic EA Ltd.

Previous comments

We have a 100% positive feedback from the course. Some comments below but all comments (unedited and unabridged) can be read at http://www.pragmaticea.com/comments-training.asp

“Excellent, thought provoking and well laid out”

- Global Automation Manager, UK

“Energizing and invigorating -- helps put the passion back in EA efforts”

- VP Marketing & Business Development, USA

“It was fantastic course - very insigthful and valuable. Thank you.”

- Architect, UK

“A refreshing approach to EA, focused on *helping* the business develop an approach and strategy, rather than telling them what to do. The course was very logical and easy to follow.”

- Executive Director, USA

Do people recommend PEAF?

92% of people would recommend PEAF to others. Some comments are show below but all comments (unedited and unabridged) can be read at http://www.pragmaticea.com/comments-survey.asp.

“I would recommend PEAF because PEAF has a down to earth holistic enterprise approach that makes EA goals and approach understandable by stakeholders, management and practitioners”

- EA, Independent EA, Greece

“I would recommend PEAF because It is a great straight forward place to start looking into EA. The concept are straightforward and both easy to apply and understand.”

- ICT Architect, Australia

“I would recommend PEAF because of it's logical and pragmatic approach to EA. I find it less academic than some of the other frameworks.”

- Enterprise Solution Architect, South Africa

“I would recommend PEAF because a) Provides a good roadmap for transformation b) Vendor and technology neutral c) Simplifies the EA artifacts d) Most comprehensive framework”

- Consultant, India

 

Enterprise Architecture has existed (in many forms) for a long time, and there are many “experts” around to educate others. However, EA is currently at the same point in time, as Chemistry was when Chemists were Alchemists. So perhaps a better term for Enterprise Architecture is Enterprise Alchemy and a better term for Enterprise Architects is Enterprise Alchemists. (It is perhaps serendipitous that the acronym is the same!))

Run over 1 day and using this book, the course presents what EA is (the noun and the verb), what EA is not (the noun and the verb), how EA fits into the wider Transformation domain, how the popular frameworks such as Zachman, TOGAF, POET, PEAF, COBIT and ITIL fit in, the fundamental differences between Architecture & Engineering, the two types of Enterprise Architect (the role) and over 50 keypoints to help focus the mind.

Why Should I attend this Course?

Enterprises (Public Companies, Private Companies, Government Agencies) spend a lot of money on Enterprise Architecture. But the world is so full of myths, half-truths and misinterpretations, they rarely get to understand what it actually is, much less how to use it. EA has the capacity to massively increase the effectiveness, efficiency, agility and sustainability of an Enterprises transformation portfolio.

If you are going to be spending a lot of money on EA, it is imperative that your Enterprise stands the best chance of success.

This course will provide you with the context and approach to give you that best chance of success.

Who should attend?

Anyone and everyone that is involved (in whole or in part) in the Transformation of Enterprises, from CxO’s and Directors to Database Support technicians. From Project Managers to Business Analysts. From Management Consultants to Programmers, and any one of a thousand other job titles that are (in whole or in part) concerned with the Transformation of Enterprises.

 

The biggest enemy of Enterprise Transformation is Culture. Culture trumps Everything™ is much much more than just a saying. It is a very cold hard fact. For any human based system, you can change as many Methods as you like, define as many Artefacts as you like and change the Environment used (including IT) until the cows come home, but like a cork bobbing in the sea, they are utterly insignificant compared to the churning seas of Culture.

Run over 1 day and using this book, the course exposes the culture that exists in many enterprises. It gets the attendees thinking in terms of culture, different ways to think about it, the role psychology plays, how the two tribes of "the business" and "IT" contrast, and over 40 keypoints to help focus the mind.

Why Should I attend this Course?

Enterprises (Public Companies, Private Companies, Government Agencies) spend a lot of money on Transformation initiatives, and in trying to mature how they plan and execute those initiatives. A lot of time and money is spent on processes and IT tools to help an Enterprise plan and run projects better. However, after all this time and money is spent, processes are changed, new tools are bought and installed, still the overall numbers are that 70% of all projects fail. How can this be? The simple answer is that the culture at large in most Enterprise Transformation capabilities (the unwritten rules and regulations) are perfectly engineered to produce a 70% failure rate. So put away your tools, and start thinking about culture today.

Your Enterprise is already spending a lot of money on Transformation initiatives, and so it is imperative that your Enterprise stands the best chance of reducing the 70% failure rate.

This course will provide you with the context and approach to give you that best chance of success.

Who should attend?

Anyone and everyone that is involved (in whole or in part) in the Transformation of Enterprises, from CxO’s and Directors to Database Support technicians. From Project Managers to Business Analysts. From Management Consultants to Programmers, and any one of a thousand other job titles that are (in whole or in part) concerned with the Transformation of Enterprises.

The Enterprise Debt™ Workshop is an introduction and hands on workshop designed to enable Enterprises to take back control of their Transformation domains by adopting a Pragmatic Approach to Enterprise Transformation Governance.

Run over 1 day, the first part of the workshop presents the concepts required to understand Enterprise Debt™ and provides a detailed method for defining, measuring and managing it.

The remainder of the day is a hands-on workshop where you will think about the principles that are applicable to your Enterprise, practise defining the Enterprise Debt™ when those principles are violated, and making decisions to accept the debt created or provide the resources required.

Why Should I attend this Workshop?

Enterprises (Public Companies, Private Companies, Government Agencies) spend Billions of Dollars year on year Transforming and changing themselves. With widely accepted figures of 70% of all projects fail (McKinsey, September 2013) the amount of money (and more importantly time) that is lost cannot continue, especially in a world that is changing faster and faster while demanding that all this Transformation must be done with less resource.

Identifying and managing Enterprise Debt™ (that is created when Transformation work deviates from accepted Roadmaps and Principles) is the key to keeping your Transformation projects aligned with your Strategy and identifying when any deviations occur at the point when that deviation occurs so that sound business decisions can me made to either accept the deviation with a plan of how to deal with the resulting issues and risks, or to act to stop the deviation.

Enterprise Debt™ is a fact.

Your Transformation efforts are creating it every day.

Either you will control it.

Or it will control you.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to stop wasting time and money and reduce the number of project failures. E.g. CIOs, Head of PMO, Head of Business Analysis, Head of S&A, Head of Solution Delivery, Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Configuration Managers, Change Managers, etc, etc.

 

The EA Tools Workshop is an introduction and hands on workshop designed to enable Enterprises to effectively and efficiently; choose a tool, and how to operate it in a sustainable way by adopting a Pragmatic approach to EA Tool Selection and Adoption.

Run over 1 day and using this book, the first part of the workshop presents the concepts required to understand an EA Modelling Tool, what it used for, what information must be modelled, and pragmatic methods for adoption and use.

The remainder of the day is a hands-on workshop where you will formulate your own tailored approach for selection, define which requirements are key to you, and develop a shortlist.

Why Should I attend this Workshop?

Enterprises (Public Companies, Private Companies, Government Agencies) spend a lot of time and money on tools. But many of these tools sit on the shelf or are used in only small ways.

The most common reasons are that:

The tool they selected is not is not appropriate for their Enterprise.

The way the tool is being used is not appropriate for their Enterprise.

If you are going to be spending a lot of money on a tool, it is imperative that the project stands the best chance of success.

This workshop will provide you with the context and approach to give you that best chance of success.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to stop wasting time and money and reduce the number of project failures. E.g. CIOs, Head of PMO, Head of Business Analysis, Head of S&A, Head of Solution Delivery, Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Configuration Managers, Change Managers, etc, etc.

 

The Enterprise Transformation Maturity Canvas (ETMC) Workshop is designed to enable Enterprises to effectively and efficiently perform a very Pragmatic maturity assessment of the Enterprise Transformation Capability.

Run over 1 day and using this book, the first part of the workshop presents the concepts required to understand the ETMC and why considering the maturity of your Enterprise Transformation capability is strategically important to its continued survival.

The remainder of the day is a hands-on workshop attendees use the ETMC to begin to consider and then expose the maturity of their Enterprise Transformation capability, and to develop overall findings and recommendations for its maturation.

Why Should I attend this Course?

Enterprises (Public Companies, Private Companies, Government Agencies) spend a lot of time and money on Transformation initiatives, however, most spend very little (if any) time and money on the Methods, Artefacts, Culture and Environment (IT) used. This lack of Transformation focus contributes to the widely accepted figures that 70% of all projects fail.

In the 21st Century, it is no longer enough just to be able to change. What matters now is how effective and efficient an Enterprise is at planning and executing that change. How an Enterprise effects Transformation has become a Strategic Strength where massive business opportunities can be gained, or a Strategic Weakness where massive business problems will result.

Your Enterprises Transformation capability is strategically important to its survival.

This Workshop will provide you with an approach to assess it, and give you the best chance of maturing it in a Pragmatic way.

Who should attend?

Anyone and everyone that is involved (in whole or in part) in the Transformation of Enterprises, from CxO’s and Directors to Database Support technicians. From Project Managers to Business Analysts. From Management Consultants to Programmers, and any one of a thousand other job titles that are (in whole or in part) concerned with the Transformation of Enterprises.

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