TOGAF® Intensive Program (BA Foundation)

The purpose of the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 certification credential is to provide validation that individuals have knowledge and understanding of Business Modeling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2.

The learning objectives for this certification credential focus on knowledge and comprehension. This credential leads to the award of an Open Badge.

Individuals who earn this credential will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The topic of Business Modeling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within a TOGAF context
  • The concept of Business Capabilities and how they can be modeled
  • Value Streams and value stream mapping
  • Information Mapping
  • How to apply the TOGAF Business Scenario method
  • How a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of the topic of business modeling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within the context of the TOGAF standard.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate understands the essential concepts of business modeling and can relate them to the TOGAF standard
  • Define what a business model is
  • Describe the impact and benefits of business models
  • Describe different example representations of business models
  • Explain the typical contents of a business model, using the nine building blocks of the business model canvas as an example
  • The Candidate understands how business models can be used with the TOGAF standard
  • Explain the relationship between business models and Business Architecture
  • Explain how business models can be used according to the TOGAF standard
  • Explain why business model innovation should be approached in a structured manner

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of the concept of business capabilities and how business capabilities can be modeled.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate understands the concept of a business capability
  • Describe what a business capability is
  • Explain how a business capability can be defined
  • List the components of a business capability
  • The Candidate understands how business capabilities can be modeled
  • Describe what a business capability model is
  • Explain the capability modeling approach
  • Explain how a business capability model can be structured
  • The Candidate understands how business capabilities can be mapped to other business perspectives
  • Describe the characteristics of heat mapping
  • Explain how to interpret a heat map
  • Describe the characteristics and types of cross-mapping

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of value streams and value stream mapping and how they can be applied.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate knows the concepts, approaches, and benefits of value streams
  • Describe what “value” is in the context of Business Architecture
  • Explain the benefits of value streams and value stream mapping
  • Briefly describe different approaches to value analysis (including value streams, value chains, value networks, and lean value streams)
  • Explain the use of value streams in Business Architecture
  • Explain the relationship of value streams to other Business Architecture concepts, including process, capability, value stage, value stream, value, and stakeholder
  • The Candidate understands the value stream description, decomposition and mapping, and the approach to creating value streams
  • Explain how a value stream is defined
  • Explain how a value stream can be decomposed to a value stream stage
  • Describe the purpose of mapping capabilities to value stream stages
  • Explain the approach and guiding principles to creating value streams
  • Explain how a value stream is decomposed into value stream stages/Explain with an example how a value stream is decomposed into value stream stages
  • Explain with an example how value streams/value stream stages can be mapped to business capabilities
  • Explain with an example how heat mapping can be applied to a mapping of value streams/value stream stages to business capabilities

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of the business scenario method and where it is used in the TOGAF ADM.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate understands how to apply the TOGAF business scenario method
  • Describe what a TOGAF business scenario is and its purpose
  • Describe the benefits of developing a TOGAF business scenario
  • Explain where business scenarios are used in the TOGAF ADM
  • Explain how to develop and validate a TOGAF business scenario
  • Describe where business capabilities and value streams are used in developing a TOGAF business scenario

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of the topic of information mapping, how it relates to Enterprise Architecture, and supports the TOGAF standard.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate knows the concepts, approaches, and benefits of information mapping
  • Describe what an information map is
  • Explain the impact and benefits of information mapping
  • Explain the relationships to other Business Architecture concepts
  • Explain the relationship to Data Models
  • Explain how Information Maps can be used with the TOGAF ADM

The purpose of this Learning Unit is to create an understanding of how a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF ADM.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Candidate understands how the Business Architecture techniques can be applied within Phase A of the TOGAF ADM
  • Describe the objectives of Phase A
  • Explain the approach in Phase A for creating the Architecture Vision
  • Describe the inputs of Phase A, including business principles, business goals, business drivers, and architectural inputs
  • Explain the steps of Phase A, including:
    • Identification of stakeholders, concerns, and business requirements
    • Confirming business goals, business drivers, and constraints
    • Evaluating Capabilities
    • Assessing readiness for business transformation
    • Confirming architecture principles (including business principles)
    • Creating the Architecture Vision
    • Identifying business transformation risks and mitigation activities
  • Describe the outputs of Phase A, including:
    • Architecture Vision
    • Baseline Business Architecture
    • Target Business Architecture
    • Business Model diagram
    • Business Capability map
    • Value Stream map
  • The Candidate understands how the Business Architecture techniques can be applied within Phase B of the TOGAF ADM
  • Describe the objectives of Phase B
  • Explain the approach in Phase B for creating the Business Architecture
  • Describe the inputs of Phase B
  • Explain the steps of Phase B, including:
    • The techniques to decompose a business architecture
    • Developing the Baseline and Target Business Architecture Descriptions
    • Performing Gap analysis
    • Finalizing the Business Architecture
  • Describe the outputs of Phase B, including:
    • Validated business principles, business goals, and business drivers
    • Business Architecture components of the Draft Architecture Definition Document
    • Business Architecture components of the Draft Architecture Requirements Specification
    • Business Architecture components of an architecture roadmap
    • The Business architecture catalogs, matrices, and diagrams

Certification is only achieved by passing the examination.

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Examination Name: TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1
Examination Type: Simple multiple-choice question format, 30 questions/45 minutes
Supervised: Yes
Open Book: No
Delivery Options: Two options are available for participants to take their tests:
1. Pearson VUE test centers.
2. At your home or in your office using Online Proctored delivery.
  • Fully accredited by the Open Group
  • Practical examples and case-study
  • Access to faculty to clear the last of your doubts
  • Free Exam voucher
  • One Free resit (T&Cs apply)
  • Quizzes at the end of each topic
  • Practice exams to help you prepare for the exam
  • Course duration: 4.5 Days excluding the exam
  • Assignments and Workbook to help you demonstrate your understanding
  • Fact-sheets and e-flashcards to help with practiced information retrieval

None.

  • Individuals who require an understanding of Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • Professionals who are working in roles associated with developing a Business Architecture such as those responsible for business planning
  • Architects who want to add a specialization to their existing TOGAF Certification

Certified individuals will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The topic of Business Modeling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within a TOGAF context
  • The concept of Business Capabilities and how they can be modeled
  • Value Streams and value stream mapping
  • Information Mapping
  • How to apply the TOGAF Business Scenario method
  • How a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Certified individuals will have the following competencies:

  • An understanding of Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • The ability to apply techniques in development of a Business Architecture
  • Test voucher for the TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 Test
  • Free resit if you don’t pass
  • Copies of accredited training material
  • Practice tests
  • A qualified, competent and experienced instructor

accredited by the open group

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