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Iasa Architect Core: Fort Lauderdale

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  • 1/28/2013 - 2/1/2013


  • CITRIX - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 851 West Cypress Creek Road, Room 2006
    Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309


Iasa Architect Core Training is designed to arm architects with the appropriate knowledge and tools needed to lay the foundation for more efficient and sustainable systems. Whether you are a veteran enterprise architect or an aspiring software architect this course will provide you with years of value in your career and will help set the stage for your next level of growth.

Meeting Format:
Face-to-face classroom-based training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This course is made for all practicing or aspiring IT-Architects.

Start Date: January 28th, 2013

End Date: February 1st, 2013


Course Aims and Objectives:
Iasa Architect Core Training is designed by architects for architects. This course provides an introduction to the tools, information, skills and terminology required to succeed in the profession.

By the end of this module, participants have the knowledge and ability to:

• Optimize project plans to achieve the appropriate balance between resource usage and project duration to comply with organizational goals and project objectives.

• Engage in scoping initiatives to determine costs and strategic opportunities.

• Better understand the political weight and usefulness of architecture to stakeholders.

• Ensure the appropriate prioritization mechanisms are in place to optimize cost/value of architecture initiatives.

Certification Preparation:
The Iasa Foundation Certification (IFC) credential is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional knowledge of architectural skills and management. The Iasa Architect Core Training Program prepares architects for this rigorous assessment. Developing your skills as an architect is difficult without a clear pathway and defined baseline. The IFC demonstrates that you are on this path and that you are taking the necessary steps to become a fully qualified architect.

Who Should Attend?
Iasa Foundation and Associate courses provide superior learning opportunities that will enable you to harness the power of architecture. All enterprise and technology architects and strategists will benefit from the concepts presented in this foundational course.

This course will introduce you and your team to the most important elements and skills in IT architecture. In one week of intensive classroom training we will cover the five pillars of skills you will need to be successful:

IT Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK)

Pillar 1: Business Technology Strategy - Identified by Iasa members and global thought leaders as the core value proposition of any architect and the key set of skills in our profession, business technology strategy ensures immediate business value from technology strategy. It ensures that your organization will succeed in converting technology and IT from a liability to an asset.

Pillar 2: IT Environment - Technology strategy must include a general knowledge of the IT space including application development, operations, infrastructure, data/information management, quality assurance, and project management. The IT Environment skills prepare an architect for the IT side of a technology strategists job function.

Pillar 3: Quality Attributes - Quality Attributes represent cross-cutting concerns in technology solutions such as performance, security, manageability, etc that must be considered across the entire enterprise technology strategy space.

Pillar 4: Human Dynamics - Much of an architects daily role is working with other stakeholders to understand and define the technology strategy of the organization. The human dynamics skills represent the means for working with others in the organization including situational awareness, politics, communication and leadership.

Pillar 5: System Design - Architects commonly use design skills to create solutions to problems identified in developing technology strategy solutions.

In addition this course will prepare you for the IASA Foundation Certification.


Module 1: What is IT-Architecture

Lesson 1: IASA and the IASA Skills Matrix
Lesson 2: IT Architecture and IT Architects
Lesson 3: The Value of IT Architecture
Lesson 4: Strategy for Lifelong Learning

Workshop: IT Architecture and Architects
Students will be introduced to a scenario that will be used throughout the Foundation 101 and 102 courses.

Module 2: Design Pillar

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Design Pillar
Lesson 2: Design Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Design
Students will apply the knowledge learned by breaking into teams and creating a 10 minute class presentation covering how they used the capabilities described in the Design pillar to envision and tested an architecture that ties to and solves the intended business concerns and requirements.

Module 3: IT Environment Pillar

Lesson 1: Introduction to the IT Environment Pillar
Lesson 2: IT Environment Details

Workshop – Exploring IT Environments
Students will apply the knowledge learned by breaking into teams and provide a 10 minute opinion to the class on how the skills listed in the IT Environment pillar are leveraged to support the IT organizations leadership and project teams.

Module 4: Quality Attributes Pillar

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Quality Attributes Pillar
Lesson 2: Quality Attributes Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Quality Attributes
Students will apply the knowledge learned by breaking into teams and provide a 10 minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in the Quality Attributes pillar are leveraged to support systemic requirements for projects.

Module 5: Business Technology Strategy

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Business Technology Strategy Pillar
Lesson 2: Business Technology Strategy Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Business Technology Strategy
Students will apply the knowledge learned by breaking into teams and providing a 10 minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in the Business Technology Strategy pillar are leveraged to create an organizational IT strategy.

Module 6: Human Dynamics Pillar

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Human Dynamics Pillar
Lesson 2: Human Dynamics Pillar Details

Workshop – Exploring Human Dynamics
Students will apply the knowledge learned by breaking into teams and providing a 10 minute opinion to the class on how skills listed in the Human Dynamics pillar are leveraged to approach different stakeholders for architectural projects.

Module 7: The Engagement Model

Lesson 1: Understanding Engagement
Lesson 2: Understanding Scope, Context, and Roles
Lesson 3: Organizing Principles

Workshop – Describing Architecture Engagement
In this workshop, students participate in a class discussion describing successful and unsuccessful architecture engagements they have experienced.


Iasa Skills Taxonomy and Assessment


Wayne Filin-Matthews:

Wayne's passion for technology has kept him in the IT industry for over 20 years. More recently his passion for architecture and all the specializations within the discipline truly inspire him. As the Architect (Enterprise, Solution, Business and Information) and Consultant role owner for Microsoft Enterprise Services, Wayne has found the rewards in helping others achieve their own personal goals, at the same time driving role excellence for the benefit of customers around the world.