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Business Architecture and Strategic Business Process Management (BPM)

From Penn State Executive Programs in collaboration with the Center for Enterprise Architecture within Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and in affiliation with Forrester Research.

Businesses and government agencies are under pressure to change in response to customer expectations, the impact of digital, and the need to boost operational excellence – not just efficiency. The organizational response to these pressures range from customer experience programs, ‘mobile-enabling’ customer-facing processes, and programs to leverage Big Data and analytics to improve both customer and operational insight.

These change programs have pervasive impact on your organization.  They change your processes, organization, and the systems on which your business runs.  But when they are planned and conducted in silos, the results will often disappoint. What is needed is to connect the two silos of enterprise architecture and business process improvement, and enhance the input of business strategy into both of these disciplines.

Business Architecture is the glue – providing the viewpoints to assess and translate strategy into BPM and EA outcomes.

Program Objectives

Business Architecture and Strategic BPM will give you a foundation of understanding on core business architecture methods, how business architecture and business process methods work in concert, and how to apply them to strategic programs and business process initiatives.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for enterprise architects and business process analysts who wish to build their expertise in business architecture. Participants receive a certificate upon completion.

Program Location

This program is being held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia.  A block of rooms is reserved at the hotel for those who require accommodations. Reservations can be made at this dedicated Booking Website:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/BASBPM2014

Program Benefits

Business Architecture and Strategic BPM will improve your ability to:

  • Use business architecture to connect business change needs to enterprise architecture and BPM
  • Enhance BPM programs with business architecture techniques

Program Content

  • Business Architecture - a tool kit for integrating business & IT strategy and execution
  • Overview of business architecture – key concepts, methods and techniques
  • Business capabilities – the building blocks of your business, combining multiple views
  • Business process – challenges with process improvement, aligning process and strategy inventory of techniques
  • Best practices for developing a business capability map Integrating the business architecture tools with other EA domains
  • How to connect business process models with business capability models
  • How to use Business Capability Modeling to illustrate strategic business priorities, guide investment decisions and execute business transformation
  • Use case – strategic program design/execution/management
  • Value Measurement for Business Architecture
  • Building the Business Architecture career path

Value Created for You and Your Company

The primary purpose of understanding the architecture of an enterprise is to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the business itself. This includes innovations in the structure of an organization, the centralization or federation of business processes, the quality and timeliness of business information, and ensuring that resources spent on enterprise information technology can be justified. Without this type of organizational understanding and planning, the enterprise information technology assets may be more of a constraint than a competitive advantage. 

Organizations today have to go beyond classical IT/Business alignment thinking to truly embrace the enterprise business value paradigm in order to achieve successful and sustainable transformation.

This program provides participants with a set of enterprise principles and a transformation road map that determines actions needed for guiding transformation efforts. 

Listen to Faculty Director Brian Cameron talk about "What's Key in Effective Enterprise Architecture" in an interview with Stephen Ibaraki of IT Manager Connection.

Faculty Leaders

This unique program combines top Penn State faculty in the field of EA with a research expert in business-technology from Forrester, a widely respected global research and advisory firm. This collaboration provides a synergy of knowledge, experience, and perspectives that creates measurable business value for you and your organization.

Dr. Brian Cameron, Program Faculty Director, Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Dr. Cameron was recently elected to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) Global Industry Council (GIC), which is affiliated with the United Nations. The GIC sets international professional standards for different aspects of technology-related fields

Dr. Gordon Barnett, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals, Forrester Research, Inc.

Program Fee

The program fee of $2,500 includes tuition, instructional materials, breaks, and lunch.

SPECIAL ASSOCIATION RATE: Members of select enterprise architecture-related professional associations are eligible for a discounted program fee of $2,000. Please see membership page for a list of eligible organizations.

Reservations

Our enrollment coordinator will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online. Please call 814-865-3435.

Registration

Please register using the "Register for a Program" link above. We will be happy to hold a seat for you by calling (814) 865-3436. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you submit the registration form online.

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Program Dates
October 14 - 15
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
Value Creations Teams

We support team participation to maximize the impact of content and drive change within your organization faster and more efficiently. Organizations that send three or more participants will receive significant savings. Teams also have access to the full resources of Penn State during and after the program.