Associate Course
Certifiering

Course Modules

Module 1

Module 1: Architect Core & Business, Technology & Strategy Review

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Iasa's 5 Pillars - BTS, IT Environment, Design Skills, Quality Attributes, Human 
  • Dynamics Lesson 2 - The Mini-MBA Lesson 3 - Innovation Management in Architecture

Module 2

Module 2: Characteristics of a Solution Architect

  • Lesson 1 - IASA view of the Solution Architect:
  • Technology Expert V Facilitator
  • Process and necessary rigor to evaluate technology options
  • Project ownership
  • How to define success for the project – On time on budget, Value to the organization and sponsor
  • Creating/Understanding the business case
  • Innovation in the Project
  • Evangelizing the Project
  • Optimal Technology choices for the company and sponsor
  • Lesson 2 - The Solution Architect in the Organization
  • Part of the Architect office V Project resource
  • Solution Architect - the Architects office member
  • Understanding the priority of the project to the company
  • Selecting projects 0-5 ranking

Module 3

Module 3: Being the Solutions Architect

  • Lesson 1 - Inception:
  • Business Modeling – creating the business model/understanding it
  • Business Strategy – justifying the project, why is this project important to the business
  • Define the project scorecard for the business – Quality Attributes/non-functional requirements, Critical Success Factors
  • Selling the Solution
  • Define Decision Making Process for – Selection of methodology, Selection of initial Tools, Investigation and awareness of alternatives and other methods
  • Informing yourself – Problem Domain and Technology
  • Involvement in Prototyping, Trial Run/Build, Proof of Concept, “Steal Thread”
  • Involvement in Planning
  • Inputs into team selection
  • Revisit the business model
  • Lesson 2 - Elaboration:
  • Team member - “Being there” V “Tech Guru”, Technology Leader and Coach
  • “Business Owner” for the non-functional requirements/quality metrics
  • Creating the outline architecture
  • Identification of technology tasks and planning
  • Input into planning of technical tasks
  • Lesson 3 - Execution of the Project:
  • Team member - “Being there” V “Tech Guru”, Technology Leader and Coach
  • Keeping track of Business Objectives and alignment
  • Input into Testing approach
  • Planning for Transition Phase
  • Lesson 4 - Transition:
  • What about those non-functional specifications
  • Liaising with early adopters – Planning, execution and iterations on satisfying customer demands
  • Selling the solution – Build a Case Study, Problem, Solution and metrics on how the solution solved the problem, Other benefits realized

Module 4

Module 4: Defining Critical Success Factors

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Walking through the standard metrics – ROI, TCO
  • Lesson 2 - Walk through of the Quality Attributes – Scalability, performance – throughput, latency, availability
  • Lesson 3 - Measuring and Managing metrics and constraints

Module 5

Module 5: Working with Stakeholders

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Understanding the context of the project – who is the sponsor
  • Lesson 2 - Understand your role versus – lead developer, project manager, Enterprise Architect, Infrastructure Architects, and Software Architects

Module 6

Module 6: The Solution Architecture

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Creating the Generic Architecture 
  • Lesson 2 - Creating the Product Specific Architecture 
  • Lesson 3 - Architectural Viewpoints

Module 7

Module 7: The Software Architecture

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Technology Platforms 
  • Lesson 2 - Modeling 
  • Lesson 3 - Quality Analysis
  • Lesson 4 - Design Patterns Selection and Application
  • Lesson 5 - SDLC - What it means to the Software Architect

Module 8

Module 8: The Infrastructure Architecture

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Network, Hardware and Datacenter 
  • Lesson 2 - Managing the Cloud 
  • Lesson 3 - Operations Architectures
  • Lesson 4 - Getting Infrastructure Right – working with an Infrastructure Architect

Module 9

Module 9: The Information Architecture

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1- Data, Information and Knowledge 
  • Lesson 2 - Valuing Information 
  • Lesson 3 - Buying & Selling Information
  • Lesson 4 - Governance Model
  • Lesson 5 - Working with an Information Architect

Module 10

Module 10: Summary

  • Content:
  • Lesson 1 - Finalizing the Architecture 
  • Lesson 2 - Post mortems and value assessments

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