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enterprise architecture
go to the source with the Zachman framework
for enterprise architecture

Join your peers at this online development session.

Course Outline
| Course Fees | Professional Accreditation

Module 1 - Duration: 2 hours (online)

1. The innovation imperative.
  • Why Enterprise Architecture?
  • Addressing transformation, response time and agility through architecture
  • The need for a common language for strategic thinking and communication
2. The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture. What is the framework and its use?
  • The forest and the trees: The framework as a classification scheme of design artifacts for addressing the complexity of the enterprise
  • An ontology for enabling change
  • Perspectives and abstractions
  • Implicit vs explicit expression
  • As a planning and problem-solving tool

3. Unpacking the Framework - I. Perspectives and Classifications for the Enterprise.
The Zachman Framework is perhaps the most referenced in the industry. Coming from the source, this introductory session will overview the elements of this widely adopted framework.
Perspectives: From business concept to business component

  • Scope/Context
  • Business Concepts
  • System Logic
  • Technology
  • Tools
Module 2 - Duration: 2 hours (online):

4. Unpacking the Framework - II. Perspectives and Classifications for the Enterprise. Continued...
Enterprise Classifications: What, How, Where, Who, When and Why.

  • Inventory
  • Process
  • Distribution
  • Responsibility
  • Timing
  • Motivation

5. No Silver Bullet: Taming essential complexity with Enterprise Architecture

  • Integration, alignment and composites

6. Addressing change: Rapid delivery and enterprise infrastructure.

  • The model vs the 'results' view of the world
  • Ontology vs Methodology
  • How architecture and assemble-to-order manage rapid delivery and strategic transformation

Who should attend

Senior Vice President/Director
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Vice President/Director IS
IT Portfolio Manager/
Program Director
Strategic Planner/
Enterprise Architect
Information Systems Manager
Business Architect
IS/Technology Architect
IS/Technology Planner
Project Manager/Leader
Information Architect
Business Analyst

Enterprise Information Manager
Chief Financial Officer


Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals: Module 1 & 2

Part of Enterprise Architect Certification Program? Register here
Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, Shared Services Canada
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$539 per person (taxes extra); All major credit cards accepted.


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Intervista Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or change scheduled dates or venues, as well as the right to substitute instructors with other highly qualified experts. Participants that cannot attend a rescheduled course and have paid for the course, will be entitled to a full refund or credit for another course.

Professional Accreditation
Certain professional associations may recognize Intervista courses for credit to satisfy your continuous education requirement. Present the course outline to your board for confirmation. These sessions provide approximately 4 hours of advanced instruction.

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I feel energized and much better equipped to think things through and start engineering the enterprise. Thanks!"
Kelvin White
Corporate Technical Architect
Talisman Energy

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Module 1

1. The innovation imperative. Business drivers for Enterprise Architecture.
2. The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture. What is the framework and its use?
3. Unpacking the Framework - Part I.

Module 2

4. Unpacking the Framework - Part II.
5. No Silver Bullet: Taming essential complexity with Enterprise Architecture
6. Addressing change: Rapid delivery and enterprise infrastructure.

Course leader

John Zachman

John Zachman

Internationally recognized thought leader in the discipline of Enterprise Architecture. Originator of one of the most authoritative conceptual structures on IS architecture — Framework for Enterprise Architecture, author of the e-book "The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture — A Primer" and the Zachman Framework Standards.
Inspiring conference speaker and long time faculty member of the Intervista Institute.

Read here>> John Zachman's Concise Definition of The Zachman Framework

"Hour-for-hour, this is the best seminar I have attended. The instructors thoroughly covered concepts, demonstrated their application effectively and convincingly explained the consequences of poor architectural practice."
Daniel A. Joseph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, MIS
Rochester Institute of Technology

"This has been an eye opening experience. Receiving this training from the masters will most certainly keep measurable benefits going forward. Stan provided additional concepts and practices around implementation strategies, a critical next step in exploiting the framework ontology - this was great!!! ."
Dennis Johnson
System Architect
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

"Quite an enjoyable course.  Would take other courses from Intervista in future."
Jason D'Silva
Application Developer
Ministry of Government Services Province of Ontario

"The greatest reward from this two-day course was the depth of John's knowledge on the industry in general with regards to the framework. This is the value added, separate from the content."
Sherry Shaaked
Manager, Planning & Coordination Infrastructure Canada

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  • Intervista Certificate of Completion

  • Zachman Framework Poster

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