This course is about getting started with an Enterprise Architecture Practice, and in particular it’s about what should be considered when you’re looking to establish or improve your Enterprise Architecture Practice.

One of the major challenges with Enterprise Architecture frameworks is ‘how to implement’ or even more importantly ‘how to start’.

Some prior knowledge of architecture is expected although not required.

Why you Should Take This Course:

Enterprise Architecture is a discipline that consists of many areas, approaches, guidelines and techniques and there are a number of well-known framework available for example TOGAF® (Open Group), NAF (NATO), FEAF (US Federal CIO Council) etc.

This course provides a ‘how to start’ regarding getting your Enterprise Architecture Practice established (or potentially improved if you already have one).

This course will provide you with an insight and enough detail to integrate directly into your practice incrementally because the module provides information and guidance on allied but distinct areas.

Browse the course syllabus for a full module by module breakdown of what’s included.


This course covers the more important aspects of getting your Enterprise Architecture Practice established from recognizing that most candidates will have some background knowledge of Enterprise Architecture or may even be TOGAF Certified.

It provides the background and exposure to some well-known subjects that are often glossed over by the other well-known Enterprise Architecture frameworks.

With this is mind, we recognize the value that TOGAF brings to the discipline and we provide a brief overview to set the scene.

Why Study TOGAF Implementation With 4PA ?

4PA is :

  • A Leading Training & Consulting Organization
  • Accredited by various principals
  • World-wide presence and delivery models
  • Unique, but proven,knowledge transfer and validation techniques
  • Adds great value to the Organizations
  • Result oriented approach

The Course Covers the Following Subjects Areas:

  • Integration is positioned against implementation as an approach that requires consideration of your existing organization, culture, strategy, skills, structures and tools so that you can make informed choices about how to begin rather than implementing blindly from a standard.

  • The Enterprise Architecture Practice is presented from different perspectives such as architecture demand and supply, the interactions of strategy, and architecture and delivery with some considerable focus on the operating and engagement model approaches that should be integral to the Enterprise Architecture Practice to be effective.

  • Other areas that are immediately useful to the Enterprise Architecture are the capability assessment and looking at how the Enterprise Architecture Practice delivers to the organization by defining Enterprise Architecture capabilities and the services necessary to actually deliver.

  • Standards and principles are considered in depth as a core part of the effective Enterprise Architecture Practice with a number of processes and approaches discussed that can be utilized immediately in your Enterprise Architecture Practice.

  • Lastly the course addresses an important area that is often just assumed effective that of communications strategy and execution and the construction of an Enterprise Architecture charter which can be used to establish the position and authority of the Enterprise Architecture Practice.


‘Getting Started with TOGAF & Enterprise Architecture’ provides new ways of looking at getting your Enterprise Architecture Practice going.

It starts by consolidating an understanding of TOGAF to set the context and progresses to introducing a usable view of the Enterprise Architecture Practice and Enterprise Architecture board.

This is a practically oriented course, not a certificated course and does not include quizzes or examinations. There is no single correct answer as the exercises are practical and require you to take into account your own organization’s structure, politics, processes, objective, tools and existing frameworks.

Full Details of our Getting Started with TOGAF & EA Course:

Browse the contents of this eLearning course by clicking on a module title below that you would like to know more about. Each module consists of at least one practically-based exercises for delegates to apply what they’ve just learned. Why not try a free trial module of our course before you buy!

  • An Overview of TOGAF – Linking Business & Architecture 

  •  TOGAF ‘refresher’ covering the 6 major components
     High-level view of Enterprise Architecture strategy components
     Framework help for Enterprise Architecture

  • The Enterprise Architecture Practice

  •  Recognizing and using the differences and similarities between the PMO and the Enterprise Architecture Practice
     The Enterprise Architecture Practice and its placement and function within the organization
     Set up an Enterprise Architecture Practice
     Setting up and engaging an Architecture Board
  • EA Practice – Implement Vs Integration Approach

  •  Understand why it is necessary to integrate an Enterprise Architecture framework rather than just implement it
     Management frameworks and integrating an Enterprise Architecture framework
  • EA Practice – Demand & Supply

  •  Enterprise Architecture Information sources and requirements
     Enterprise Architecture Demand/Supply Model
     Asymmetric Demand
     Challenge model for understanding the position of the Enterprise Architecture Practice
  • EA Practice – Interaction of Strategy, Architecture & Delivery

  •  Understand the environment of strategy
     Understand what makes up an Enterprise Architecture strategy
     Recognize the integration of the strategy into their environment
     Understand how to approach the implementation of Enterprise Architecture strategy
  • EA Practice – Operating & Engagement Models

  •  Understanding the Enterprise Architecture Operating Model
     Operating model design, structure, adapting and testing
     Understanding the Enterprise Architecture Engagement Model
     Integrating related business unit functions and relevant interfaces
  • EA Practice – Capability Assessment

  •  Benefits of a capability assessment
     Constructing and using a capability assessment
  • Governance – Standards & Principles

  •  The fundamental elements of governance
     The difference between governance and management
     Recognizing the requirement for governance
     Understanding why governance is important
     Understanding how to create a governance framework
  • Services, Capabilities & Tools

  •  Difference between services and capabilities
     Defining the required services and capabilities for the successful Enterprise Architecture Practice
     Recognizing the need for tools and how to choose the appropriate tools
  • Communications Strategy & Execution

  •  Understanding communication, its complexity and scope
     Recognizing the criticality of communication and the involved effort
  • EA Charter

  •  Understanding what an Enterprise Architecture charter is and why it is necessary
     Developing an Enterprise Architecture charter

Why not try a free trial module of our TOGAF Implementation eLearning course!

In this trial module, students will be taken through a quick TOGAF ‘refresher’ session covering the 6 major components of TOGAF and also a high-level view of Enterprise Architecture strategy components.

Try the Course Before you Buy!

In the full course, the next module looks at the purpose of the Enterprise Architecture Practice, some of the services it should provide and then gives a full tick list of benefits that can be used for ‘selling’ the Enterprise Architecture Practice.

If you require any other information regarding the course or how to access the eLearning on a mobile device, please feel free to leave your details with us via our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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