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  • Q1. Why Business Architecture Certification? +

    Certification is more than education. Certification extends beyond taking classes and gaining knowledge: Becoming certified means that you have a proven understanding of the concepts, principles and practices of Business Architecture. The more advanced levels of certification move beyond understanding to practical application of your knowledge through case studies and real-life business projects. At the highest levels you have demonstrated your competency in one or more specialties such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Process Improvement, and other pressing needs of today’s organization. Your certification means you are a proven Business Architect your organization or clients can trust to get results.

  • Q2. Why choose iCMG Business Architecture Certification (iCBA)? +

    The iCBA treats Business Architecture delivery similar to how a doctor provides medical services to patients: treating or avoiding serious organizational disorders through proper diagnosis and treatment using it’s Enterprise Ontology. This makes it possible to apply engineering principles to the organization’s specific needs versus trying to apply a set of generic best practices. Perhaps that is why only 10% of organizations are successful in the industry. Our goal at iCMG is to raise the percentage of successful strategies to well beyond 80% by training and certifying committed professionals throughout the world. Will you be one of them?

    1) Those who choose the iCBA program, value iCMG’s focus for practical application and implementation that brings business results versus focusing completely on theoretical models, frameworks, and best practices.

    2) They also value iCMG’s methodologies and approach that delivers business results in 45 and 90-day cycles.

    3) Lastly, they value iCMG’s reputation and experience in delivering certification programs. Some examples include BP Group CPP, Open Group TOGAF, and Zachman Certified Enterprise Architects, training and certifying several thousand professionals over the last 10 years.

  • Q3. What is the Idea behind Business Architecture Workshop? +

    This two-day workshop is focused on Business Architecture as a specialty. The key focus areas include understanding Business Architecture i.e. functional structure of an enterprise in terms of its business services, business information, business timing cycles, business locations and business stakeholders for achieving business goals. You will also learn how to create BA models that in turn will provide the necessary insight to the structure of business for managing and running it. In addition, it provides the capability to assemble and create new business models quickly to meet changing internal or external demands.

    This workshop will also provide an excellent opportunity to understand how to use Business Architecture (BA) to realize business goals. We will co-relate the patterns of problem & solutions of various industries. You will gain significant insight to applying Business Architecture for addressing business problems such as time to market, business transformation, new product/service release, etc. Can we use BA for managing risk & innovation during the turbulent time? Of course, it will also help you to clear many doubts about Business Architecture.

  • Q4. What are the case studies covered? +

    Our workshop is about sharing unique lessons learned upon professional experience. We have discovered significant commonalities in practical Architecture knowledge, which can be useful across most enterprises. Together, the joint knowledge of innovative business architects represents the next generation of practice. It will be interesting to share how we could apply Business Architecture for some of the following initiatives:

     •  Embarking on a large scale transformation initiative - key actions and activities.
     •  Mergers & Acquisitions beyond just the balance sheet.
     •  Identifying bottlenecks if you plan to flood the market with new service offerings.
     •  How to reduce time needed to draw the competitive analysis for the new market?
     •  How to ensure that IT road-map is in sync with business strategies?
     •  Why & how to rationalize your investment to provide a double digit benefit?
     •  How to use Business Architecture as a tool for effective decision making?
     •  How to implement organization strategies effectively?
     •  Identify business offerings, processes, IT systems, people behavior that is inconsistent with the strategic goals.
     •  Why Business Architecture is a CEO engagement, and not just an interface with IT?

  • Q5. What is Business Architecture? +

    "Business Architecture" is an evolving discipline which empowers decision makers with "Visual Intelligence". Using "Visual Intelligence," business managers can understand anatomy of business strategies, get insight to "Collaborating Business Components" and unleash the power of silent models.

    It's interesting to see that "Business Architecture" is getting recognized as a critical element for enterprise survival as well as growth. Even today, hardly 10% of the Business Strategies are getting translated to operation (of that, what percentage is efficient...is anyone's guess?). This workshop will provide you with the necessary insight to "anatomy of business strategy." Does Business Architecture hold the answer to some of these burgeoning questions & problem? The challenges are two folds. First is the understanding of the discipline of "Business Architecture." Second is "application" of this discipline in solving problems. Don't forget that architecting "building" is not same as architecting "business"? Buildings are static while business is like a living organism, changing almost every day.

  • Q6. What are the different levels of certification ? +

    The iCBA treats Business Architecture delivery similar to how a doctor provides medical services to patients: treating or avoiding serious organizational disorders through proper diagnosis and treatment using its Enterprise Ontology. This will help in applying engineering principles to the organization’s specific needs versus trying to apply a set of generic best practices. Perhaps that is why only 10% of organizations are successful in the industry. Our goal at iCMG is to raise the percentage of successful strategies to well beyond 80% by training and certifying committed professionals throughout the world. Will you be one of them?

    Currently, there are five levels in iCMG Certified Business Architects (iCBA).

     •  Level 1: iCMG Certified Business Architects (iCBA) - Essential
     •  Level 2: iCMG Certified Business Architects (iCBA) – Practitioner
     •  Level 3: iCMG Certified Business Architects (iCBA) - Specialist
     •  Level 4: iCMG Certified Business Architects (iCBA) – Master

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Enterprise Business Process Leaders - New Workshop for Process Owners

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 Why Business Architecture
          for Decision Makers?

This short animated video explains why did CEO of a large Telecom Operator kick start Business Architecture for his business managers to solve recurring business problems.
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What you will learn

  • Business Execution +

    Create a solid foundation for business execution
  • Lean and Agile +

    Manage enterprise improvement in a 45 days cycle
  • Business solutions +

    Address business problems using enterprise x-ray techniques
  • Manage difficult decisions +

    Breakdown into smaller problem, multi-disciplinary approach
  • Business Transformation +

    Use "Business Architecture" as basis for starting "Business Transformation"
  • Digital Enterprise +

    How to utilize digital enterprise for managing business operations?
  • Successful Customer Outcome +

    Use "Business Architecture" for Customer Centricity
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    Starting this year, iCMG is happy to initiate a new award category, i.e., "Top 25 Global Business CIOs 2014"

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