How to become an Enterprise Architect

The complete practical guide for building a successful career as an Enterprise Architect
Instructor:
Roger Evernden
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Understand the skills, experience, and personality you need to be an enterprise architect
Learn about the different architecture roles, and find out which one you want to become.
Understand what’s expected of you as an enterprise architect.
Complete detailed skills and experiences and traits inventories to identify your core strengths as an architect.
Discover the advantages (and disadvantages) in becoming an enterprise architect.
Plan your career path to become a successful enterprise architect
And the course will help you to find your next job on the route to becoming a highly-paid enterprise architect.

How to become an Enterprise Architect

The complete practical guide for building a successful career as an Enterprise Architect

Roger Evernden

Overview

If you want to become an Enterprise Architect – then this course is for you.

The course has been designed for people from any background. It covers common questions that I’ve received in many years of coaching and mentoring people as they became enterprise architects.

The course will take you through a number of important steps to assess your existing skills and experience and help you plot a fast track to become a successful Enterprise Architect.

It includes practical worksheets to guide you, and plenty of practical tips and recommendations to boost your career.

The course was developed by Roger Evernden – an enterprise architect since 1984. Roger has spent many years providing training, mentoring and coaching to help people like you become enterprise architects.

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Introduction

This video gives you a brief introduction to the course.

Introduction

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About your tutor - Roger Evernden

This video will give you a brief introduction to your tutor - Roger Evernden.

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Learning objectives and outcomes

This video will give you a short overview of the course and what you will learn by taking it.

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How to use the course and resources

This video will give you some tips and ideas on how to get the best out of taking this course.

2. What does an Enterprise Architect do? Is it the job for you?

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Architecture, Process, Discipline, and Description

Enterprise Architecture is a term that covers a multitude of things. This lecture explains the three key things covered by the term.

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What does an Enterprise Architect do - section introduction

This video outlines what is covered in this section of the course.

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What is "Enterprise Architecture"?

On completing this lecture you will be able to give a simple answer to the question: What is enterprise architecture?

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What is an "enterprise"?

What exactly is an "enterprise"? After watching this video you will have a succinct understanding of what we mean by enterprise.

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Why Enterprise Architecture isn't optional

After completing this lecture you will be able to explain why enterprise architecture is necessary, and be able to explain why an important question is whether we choose to manage an architecture or not.

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What is your own, 15-second definition of "Enterprise Architecture"?

When you complete this task you will have your own personal answer to the question: what is enterprise architecture?

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Why is there some disagreement about the role of the Enterprise Architect?

As you learn about enterprise architecture you will find that not everyone agrees on its definition. This lecture explains why.

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What does an enterprise architect do?

If you want to become an enterprise architect, then you need to know what one does! After completing this lecture you will have a clear idea of the four key roles in enterprise architecture.

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Key tasks for an enterprise architect

After completing this lecture you will be able to list the key tasks that an enterprise architect carries out.

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Think about what an enterprise architect does

Now it's your turn to reflect on some of the things that you've learned so far. Take the time to really think about this, as it will help you determine whether you want to be an enterprise architect or not.

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What are the different architecture roles?

On completing this lecture you will have a better idea of the different enterprise architecture roles available to you, and some idea of which ones you would find interesting.

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Thinking about your architectural role - part 1
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Which enterprise architecture role suits you best?
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Thinking about your architectural role - part 2
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Is Enterprise Architect the job for you?
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WORKSHEET - Which type of architecture role suits you best?

On completing this assignment you will have a completed worksheet to help you decide which architecture role suits you best.

3. Why become an Enterprise Architect? What are the benefits for you?

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Section overview

4. Do you have what it takes to be an Enterprise Architect?

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What are the benefits in being an Enterprise Architect?
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What are the disadvantages to being an Enterprise Architect
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WORKSHEET - what do you want to get from being an Enterprise Architect?

On completing this assignment you will have a completed worksheet to help you think about the value of becoming an enterprise architect for you.

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What skills does an enterprise architect need?
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Architecture, Description, Process, Discipline
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An outline of the discipline of Enterprise Architecture
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Enterprise Architecture as a discipline
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A brief overview of Enterprise Architecture techniques
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What personality does an enterprise architect need - introduction
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Who are you?
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What experience and background does an Enterprise Architect have?
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Create your own skills framework
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How to use the skills worksheet
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WORKSHEET- Assess your own skills and experience

At the end of this assignment you will have a detailed inventory of your skills and experience.

5. What are the best ways to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience?

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How can you leverage your existing skills and experience?
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Update your CV
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Explore the architecture aspect
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Get connected with other architects
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Immerse yourself in architectural thinking
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Get involved in architecture initiatives
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Find a mentor or coach
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Plan your career path
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How to gain knowledge skills and experience
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On the job
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Using a mentor or coach
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From training courses
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From books
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On the internet
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From seminars workshops and conferences
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From case studies

6. What is your action plan and career path for a successful Enterprise Architec

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What is your action plan and career path - section overview
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How to plot your career path to becoming a successful Enterprise Architect
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Things to include in your action plan
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Developing your career roadmap
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Developing a detailed career plan
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WORKSHEET:Creating a fast path to Enterprise Architect

Use this worksheet to plot your fast path enterprise architecture career.

7. What is the best way to prepare for that all important job interview?

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Creating an Enterprise Architect Profile
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Using LinkedIn to generate a CV
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Write, or update, your profile and CV
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How to build a portfolio of success stories
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Rehearsing through focused scenarios
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Write it down! Rehearse!

8. Summary Points

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Remember - it's not all architecture! Politics, priorities, and people matter
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