Business Architecture Curriculum

Complete 40 hours of coursework (2 courses, 5 days) to acquire the skills necessary to plan and design enterprise-level business process architectures, performance measurement and process governance systems and work in a BPM center of excellence.

NOTE:

Students who have completed BPTA 101, Principles of Business Process Management, as part of the Business Process Management Professional Curriculum, are not required to repeat this class in order to qualify for the Business Architect Certificate.

Required Courses
Code Course Title
BPTA101

Principles of Business Process Management (1 day)
Note: This course is a prerequisite for all courses in the BPM Curriculum

IIBA Endorsment
BPTA303

BPTA 303 – Business Architecture: A Process Centric Approach (4 days)

IIBA Endorsment


BPT101 – Principles of Business Process Management (1 day)

IIBA Endorsment

Course description

This course is the foundation for all courses in the Business Process Management Curriculum and is required for BPM certification. It provides an overview and discussion of the principles, concepts and techniques required to transform your business from a traditional, functional organization to a process-centric organization. The course introduces a systematic approach and comprehensive methodology for planning, monitoring, measuring and managing your company’s business process performance and for redesigning and improving specific processes.

Who should attend

This introduction to BPM is a must for everyone interested in business process improvement. It’s designed for business managers, business analysts, and practitioners involved in process-based change and the human and automation implementation of process solutions. This course is the foundation for all other courses in the BPM curriculum. It establishes a methodology, a common language, and a baseline for all other courses in the curriculum.

What you will achieve

  • Understand the value and benefits of business process management
  • Understand the principles of business process management and how to apply them
  • Understand BPM best practices and methodologies
  • Understand the respective roles of change management, process architecture, process analysis, process redesign, process improvement, process automation, and organization design
  • Understand basic BPM management and measurement techniques

What you will learn

  • The key considerations of a process-based approach to business process change management
  • The strategic, tactical and operational considerations in a comprehensive BPM framework
  • How to plan for cross-organization acceptance and implementation


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BPTA 303 – Business Architecture: A Process Centric Approach (4 days)

IIBA Endorsment

Course description

This course provides an introduction to the principles, methodologies, and tools required to manage the processes, activities and reporting relationships in a process-centric organization. This course focuses on the development of a business process architecture and especially on defining business models, value chains, strategies, process competencies, and process performance measures and aligning them with the organization’s goals and available resources. The course relies on the use of business process frameworks and benchmarks to quickly create an architecture and a performance measurement system. Similarly, the course focuses on defining performance measures and aligning them to organization strategies and to specific value chains and processes. The alignment of performance measures relies on a balanced scorecard approach adopted for process work. The course also considers process governance issues and how to establish performance measures for process managers and how one can align processes with support processes and resources to create a comprehensive enterprise architecture.  Finally, the course considers how an organization can establish a BPM Center of Excellence that manages process work at the enterprise level, monitoring processes and prioritizing process change efforts.

Who should attend

This seminar is designed for managers of organizations that seek to move beyond departmental process improvement initiatives and establish an enterprise-wide understanding of process and an enterprise-wide approach to process management and measurement. This BPM course is a must for business and IT strategists and managers, as well as architects, analysts and designers involved in process-managed organizations, process-based change, and automation of process solutions. Process stewards/owners, program managers, change agents and organizational design professionals will all benefit from the content and interaction.

What you will achieve

  • Understand the value and uses of a business process architecture
  • Understand the relationship between business model, strategy, stakeholder concerns and how they align to a business process architecture
  • Understand the techniques needed to analyze, architect, and model a business process architecture
  • Understand the techniques for maintaining a sustainable process architecture
  • Understand how a business process architecture can be used to organize and align all of the support resources used in the organization.  (For example, how a Business Process Architecture can anchor and organize an IT Enterprise Architecture)
  • Understand how to organize a process performance system
  • Understand how to organize a process governance system
  • Understand how to align your process management approach with other management structures
  • Understand how to evaluate the performance of process managers and to align their goals with organizational goals and with other managers’ goals
  • Understand the role of performance contracts in structuring a process-oriented organization
  • Understand the tasks and processes that a BPM Center of Excellence should undertake

What you will learn

  • How to organize and document the relationships between organization strategy, value chains and key business processes or competencies
  • How to develop a  model of all of the business processes in an organization
  • How to analyze and design a process performance system
  • How to organize a process governance system
  • How to evaluate performance managers
  • How to organize a BPM Center of Excellence
  • How to organize, prioritize and manage a portfolio of business process change projects from within the BPM Center of Excellence

IIBA Endorsment The BPTA Business Architecture Certificate Program is aligned with the International Association of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® V2.0) and is endorsed by the IIBA. Attendees will earn PDs (Professional Development) hours or CDUs (Continuing Development Units) for attending courses in this certificate program. Please use provider codes and individual course descriptions identified for each course in the curriculum.

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