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Interaction of Business Analysis and Architecture Through Design - 29-Apr

  • 29 Apr 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • George Brown College Casa Loma Campus, 146 Kendall Avenue, Toronto, ON (Dupont TTC Subway Station)


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Interaction of Business Analysis and Architecture Through Design

Business Architecture

This workshop addresses directly the growing need to use both business architecture and business analysis collaboratively by the same individual or team.

What happens when you are presented with a project that is loosely defined with limited information or business objectives? Currently you just buckle down and try to figure it out on your own without any boundary of context.

So we start with the classic business analysis technique of Context Diagrams. Hopefully we have access to SME’s who know enough about the problem to get us going.

Wouldn’t it be brilliant if we had business context to understand the strategic intent, how the problem is represented in the business, the business capabilities expected to be impacted, how well those capabilities are performing, the business units and locations involved, the in scope business processes and wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a repository we could look to pull previous related documents from to accelerate the work effort?

Wouldn’t you like to have a raised level of confidence for:

  • alignment of business objectives to satisfy strategy
  • better understanding of business impact to support business cases
  • full and clearer requirements

Business architecture is a model of an enterprise (single company or industry) that shows the parts that enable the enterprise to operate.

Business architecture models the enterprise in order to show how strategic concerns of key stakeholders are met and to support ongoing business transformation efforts. It provides architectural descriptions and views, referred to as blueprints, to provide a common understanding of the organization for the purpose of aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands.

Business architecture adds to business analysis by providing the enterprise context of capabilities, business functions, and value chain modeling techniques. Business Architecture is about the strategic design of the business.

Business analysis takes the strategic understanding and applies it to a project capturing requirements to satisfy the need.

This workshop will introduce individuals, and organizations, to the practice of business architecture and the natural dovetailing to business analysis. The workshop demonstrates the linkage of strategy, operations and process across the conceptual, logical and physical business layers providing coverage of the context boundaries, design, requirements, measures and benefits realization.

Course Content


  • Enterprise Context
  • Business Design
  • Requirements Identification
  • Measurement to Objectives
  • Benefit Outcomes

Business Architecture

  • Strategy and Objectives
  • Blueprinting for Context
  • Business Intelligence and Performance
  • Conceptual Modeling

Business Process Modeling

  • Business Functional Context
  • Process Design Techniques
  • Prototyping to Solicit Agreement
  • Logical Modeling

Process Mapping

  • Physical Process Mapping
  • Implementation Design
  • Benefits Realization

Business Analysis

  • Context Diagramming
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Information Identification
  • Objectives Measurement

Business Requirements Discovery

  • End Product Use Cases
  • Customer Needs
  • Business Needs
  • Bringing it all together context


When put into practice, the benefits of the introduction to business architecture and business analysis include:

  • Understanding the relationship and interoperability of business architecture and business analysis
  • Greater discovery of the boundary of context and relationship to strategic objectives
  • Common platform for various Business experts to communicate effectively and make joint business decisions.


Business Analysts and Business Architects involved in defining business context, processes, and requirements.

Individuals with related disciplines e.g. software development, process improvement target operating model design etc. (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, BPM, Enterprise Architecture).

Small Medium enterprises looking to stay competitive and or grow more competitive.

Change professionals who want to know more about the cross discipline integration.


Judith Oja-Gillam

Senior Consultant

Judith has thirty plus years in Financial Services Business Management Consulting and Business Architecture including Strategy, Sales, Service, Control functions, Operations and IT.

Judith has proven ability to lead teams in the design, development and execution of strategic approaches to transformational change, organizational design and business process engineering practices. Focus is on generating business value and capability.

A published SME who is frequently called upon to speak or deliver workshops at leading conferences and events.


Class time duration: 7.00 hours

IIBA CDU credits: 7.00 credits

Chapter Member Price: $300

Non-Member Price: $360

Chapter Member Early Bird Price: $199

Non-Member Early Bird Price: $249

Cancellation by participant

Students will receive a refund only if IIBA Toronto receives a notice of cancellation more than 10 full calendar days (not including the class date) before the class start date.

If a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or reschedule given. Payment is forfeited.

Student substitutions are allowed.

Cancellation or reschedule by IIBA Toronto

The IIBA Toronto chapter, who is providing this workshop, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event.


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