Integrate iT

Ramsay Millar, Consultant
Sparx Certified Training & Consulting

Business & IT Leaders are training their workers to build better business solutions, retain corporate knowledge, and attract younger workers to replace mass retirements.

"Everyday I'm rewarded by serving the best leaders and workers in the community of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). I express my gratitude by paying forward so together we may improve the industry we love. I keep my skills current by continually learning, embracing change, and delivering integrity. You've found another place to learn and grow!"

Integrate iT

"A business architect supports business leaders to enable strategic alignment of outcomes by defining why, who, what, when, where, and how to improve value chain, customer journey maps, information, and process gaps. A business architect leverages people skills and business modeling techniques to deliver improved “target” business operating models using transformation roadmaps. A business architect works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a shared knowledge management framework to ensure transformations, initiatives, and projects align with the strategic vision." - Ramsay Millar

Business Architecture Fundamentals - Let's Practice using Enterprise Architect - Course Syllabus

Elements of Business Modeling - Ramsay Millar

Modern Analyst Slides - Elements of Business Modeling

BBC 2023 - Concept Modeling - Ronald Ross

BBC 2023 - Engineering the Business Experience - Gladys Lam

BBC 2023 - The Core Concepts of Business Architecture - Roger Burlton

Integrate iT

Every organization today is a software company, and the role of the business analyst has never been more important. Stakeholders are demanding better software, delivered faster, and with low tolerance for business outages and security breaches.

Business Process Improvement and Business Analysis skills continue to grow in importance. Leaders are learning when their organizations ignore requirements quality, reuse, and traceability their products are failing and large financial losses follow.

Modern Analyst Webinar - Requirements in Context

Modern Analyst Slides - Requirements in Context

Slides Why Enterprise Architect for Requirements Management

Business Analysis Fundamentals - Let's Practice using Enterprise Architect - Course Syllabus

Business Process Modeling - Let's Practice using Enterprise Architect - Course Syllabus

Integrate iT

The advantages that result from a good enterprise architecture bring important business benefits, which are clearly visible in the net profit or loss of a company or organization.

Next-generation architects are evolving away from documentation tools like word and excel to operational realtime tools like Sparx Enterprise Architect to accelerate business transformations by prioritizing initiatives using a businesss case architecture driven approach, gaining a clear line of site across the enterprise landscape.

This clear view traces across business capabilities, business processes, applications, data, and evolving complex IT architecture with emerging technologies using agile teamwork. Agile Enterprise Architects guide and orchestrate, projects, work packages that group agile teams. This work planning capability using repository tools allow time and financial reporting on all initiatives past, current, and for important future planning.

Sparx Enteprise Architect is a proven, next-generation enterprise architecture platform that provides scalable EA knowledge repository, traceability, BI reporting along with real-time operational documentation and knowledge management for next-gen agile architecture needs.

TOGAF Certification Mentorship - Course Syllabus

Archimate for Solution Architects using Enterprise Architect - Course Syllabus

Integrate iT

Disciplined Agile Project Managers in collaboration with enterprise architects and business analysts ensure a tactical approach for organizations to align initiatives with business objectives, create value, and reduce risk. Project visibility traceable to business leaders, business analysts, project managers, solution architects and Dev Ops outcomes are mandatory.

Scott Ambler, a founder of the Agile movement accurately stated, "If a requirement was misunderstood, all modeling decisions based on that requirement are invalid, the code written is also in question, and the testing efforts are now verifying the application under the wrong conditions".

Agile teams avoid this error by using a storyboard driven approach that traces directly to requirements of all types using Sparx Enterprise Architect and Agile Kanban methods (David Anderson) that requires the work teams to make their work steps transparent and to provide work in progress reporting and queue tasks based on the agile pull method as resources become unblocked.

PMI Disciplined Agile Delivery - Project Managment Institute

Disciplined Agile Delivery - Scott Ambler

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change - David J. Anderson

Integrate iT

The Information Technology Architecture Body of Knowledge (ITABoK) is a free public archive of IT architecture best practices, skills, and knowledge developed from the experience of individual and corporate members of IASA, the world’s largest IT architecture professional organization.

Our plan is simple; create an international community of practicing architects and allow that body to drive standards according to their current needs. The IT architecture profession is continuously evolving, and architects everywhere are eager to learn about the latest technology and best practices. IASA helps make this possible for thousands of practicing architects around the globe.

An Association for all IT Architects

Archimate for Solution Architects using Enterprise Architect Course Syllabus

Integrate iT

Software Product delivery organizations have a value chain per product, application or service.

Value chains put the customer at the center, which helps transition organizations from an internal focus to customer-focused thinking, a cornerstone of providing greater value.

Thinking in value chains also helps zoom in and out of the details and takes a macro look at capabilities, processes, requirements, and information to identify not only tactical but also strategic ways to improve.

Lean value chain techniques originated in japanese manufacturing, Toyota thanks to Edward Demings quality pratices then General Electrics Jack Welsh, but have become highly popularized in software delivery by the DevOps movement. With developers releasing code changes in iterations according to Agile practices, DevOps set its sights on getting higher quality code changes running in production sooner.