Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategic Planning Workshop

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Start Date: 2014-12-04
End Date: 2014-12-05
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Phone: (800) 425-9407

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown ,120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles


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This two day workshop is designed to give the attendee a working level understanding of the process, approach and benefits and practice of both the IT Strategic Plan, as well as an Enterprise Architecture approach.

The workshop delivers fundamental concepts surrounding the Enterprise Architecture and the Strategic Planning process. The attendee will practice with exercises that will give themselves a headstart on projects at their own Organization when they return after training.

If you have never created an IT Strategic Plan, or need to create some input before embarking on and

why should you attend?

Enterprise Architecture program, this training is for you. Often training in IT Strategic Planning and Enterprise Architecture are held independent of each other – this is the perfect blend of training of each subsequent in relation to the other.

Most EA plan implementation start with organizations “supposing” what the business strategy is, rather than solid input. This training will take the attendee through the process to create the IT Strategic plan, and then use it to create a target state architecture based on the current state architecture and the gap analysis process required to best determine a transition plan.

Who will benefit:

  • This workshop is beneficial to Senior IT Leaders
  • The Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Business and IT Strategists, as well as the PMO and Project Managers


Day One

IT Strategic Planning Fundamentals

Lecture 1: IT Strategy

  • Architecture Strategy & IT Strategic Planning
  • Where does this fit in?
  • Relationship to the SDLC, IT Strategic Plans, and Technology Roadmaps
  • Role of the Business

Lecture 2: The Role of the Executive

  • Strategic Planning
  • Relationship to the Architect Team
  • The IT Architect Role
  • Governance
  • The Architecture Review Board


Lecture 3: Introduction to the Architecture Process

  • What is IT Architecture? What is Enterprise Architecture?
  • Benefits & Value of the Enterprise Architecture Process

Lecture 4: Strategic Planning – Getting Started

  • IT Vision, Situation assessment, Business goals, etc.
  • Environmental Scan
  • High Level Current state architecture

Lecture 5: Strategic Planning – The Analysis

  • Business to IT drivers – Impact on overall current state architecture
  • Establish IT Guiding principles
  • Gap Analysis

Lecture 6: Putting It All Together

  • High level Future state architecture
  • Focus Areas & Goals
  • Tactical Groupings
  • Major IT initiatives for Transition
  • Transition Plan

Day Two

Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals

Lecture 1: What is Enterprise Architecture?

  • Introduction to EA
  • Setting Goals for EA & Strategy
  • Business Alignment with IT Strategy
  • The EA Program
  • The role of the Enterprise Architect

Lecture 2: The Architecture Process

  • Enterprise Architecture Scope & Direction
  • EA Planning
  • EA Domain Layers
  • EA Principles

Lecture 3: Current State Architecture

  • Architecture Deliverables – Artifacts & Models
  • EA Documentation
  • EA Relationships & Linkages

Lecture 4: Target State Architecture

  • Gap Analysis
  • Building the Target State Architecture
  • Program Initiatives

Lecture 5: Architecture Deliverables

  • The Architecture Specification
  • Document, Models & Views
  • Presentations/Communication
  • Repositories & Standards
  • Diagrams & Models

Sharon Evans

Principal and Founder, Firefli Consulting Inc. 

Sharon Evans is an Enterprise Architecture Coach & Consultant. Her consulting and advisory work centers on improving strategic impact, creating value, and obtaining fast results by using architecture, strategies and frameworks in enterprises. Her mission is to see that people do not spend too much time in the mire and circumstance in their work, and remain focused on the big picture, and maintain their “Zoom Factor”. Her career experience spans more than twenty-eight years in information technology as an architect coach, mentor, chief architect, analyst, strategist, and consultant. She has worked with more than one hundred companies in various industries and the public sector. In 2003, Ms. Evans created a system known as the Architect Boot Camp, and she has delivered her simplified methods through this architecture- and methodology-related training to architects on six continents. She is the author of “Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect: How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career”.


Location:  Los Angeles, CA| December 4th & 5th, 2014| 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST

Venue:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown ,120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California

Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)
Until November 10, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00, From November 11 to December 02, Regular Price: $1,495.00

Contact Information

Event Coordinator

Toll free: 800-447-9407

Fax: 302 288 6884

Event Link –

Email: [email protected]


 NetZealous LLC,
161 Mission Falls Lane,
Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94539, USA


Registration Information


Event Coordinator


Toll free: 800-447-9407


Fax: 302 288 6884


Event Link -   


Email: [email protected]




 NetZealous LLC, 
161 Mission Falls Lane, 
Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94539, USA 



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