EA Principals to Host Free Webinar on Understanding the Roles of Enterprise
07/21/2016

EA Principals will host a free webinar Understanding Enterprise and Solution Architecture, at 2 p.m.

Online PR News – 21-July-2016 – Alexandria, VA, July 20, 2016 – EA Principals will host a free webinar Understanding Enterprise and Solution Architecture, at 2 p.m., July 27th with the goal of helping attendees understand the roles of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Solution Architecture (SA) as a single entity.

“When we refer to Enterprise and Solution Architecture (E&SA) as a single entity, we are actually referring to an understanding of the roles and relationships between Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture. In many cases, it is not feasible to believe that a single person could operate as an Enterprise and Solution Architect; however, it is becoming vitally important that both Enterprise Architects and Solution Architects have an understanding of E&SA so they may leverage each of the others' roles,” explains Dr. Steven Else, CEO and Founder of the Alexandria-based EA Principals.

Else will present the free webinar which aims to offer attendees insights into understanding the roles of Enterprise & Solution Architects.

As Founder and CEO of EA Principals, Inc. (EAP), Dr. Else is among the globe’s top TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) trainers, having worked with thousands of professionals to help them learn and practice EA. He is also author of the book Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations. In addition to leading EAP, he established and leads the Enterprise and Solution Architecture International Institute (ESAII) (esaii.org) under the Center for Public-Private Enterprise (CPPE) (cppe.org), which he founded in 1998. ESAII expands his global professional outreach and allows other experts to mentor students on complex, innovative enterprise solutions approaches, going well beyond the enterprise architecture aspects of value delivery. Offering a wealth of practical and academic experience to his EA, Open FAIR, TOGAF 9, and ArchiMate 2 Certification Training, (certified in the latter three, with individual training of 4,000+ professionals), Else is also a Certified Enterprise and Solutions Architect (BCS Professional Certifications), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA).

He notes that enterprise Architecture deals with planning, road mapping, and developing future state architectures that map to an enterprise's business strategy. It must balance reality with desired outcomes. Enterprise Architecture creates and executes governance related to its EA role. Enterprise Architects must effectively engage the proper people and teams that will help deliver the future state architectures. Solution Architecture deals with delivering high quality solutions to areas Enterprise Architecture has identified. Solution Architects define in concrete terms: how a future state will be delivered whereas Enterprise architects define what future state will be delivered. Typically, a Solution Architect will be a development team leader and may also lead specialty architects such as ERP, CRM, and Cloud Architects. Solution Architects must always ensure that solutions align to the roadmaps established by Enterprise Architecture. Solution Architects can contribute to the early stages of roadmap planning to reduce possible implementation complications. In short, Solution Architecture transforms requirements discovered by Enterprise Architecture into a concrete plan toward a solution.

“EA and SA work together to build an architecture. Solution Architects often rely on their own experience, published reference architectures, and guidance from EA. Solution Architects act as a bridge between Enterprise Architecture and Software/System Engineers. It is important for professionals in either role to understand E&SA so each knows its roles and expectations. It typically appeals to experienced architects who are looking to streamline the fulfillment of an architecture program or initiative both near and long term,” says Else. Because it lays out scenarios and roles within an EA Practice, E&SA training has also been instrumental to those looking to operate in the roles of Enterprise Architect or Solution Architect. Enterprise Architecture training is common, Solution Architecture training is less common, and E&SA training is rare. Companies like EA Principals in Alexandria, Virginia are among the few that have both the EA and SA training experience and knowledge to be able to offer courses in E&SA.

RSVP to the no-cost webinar online at http://preview.tinyurl.com/EAPrincipalsWebinar or by contacting Luke Gilfeather at luke.gilfeather@eaprincipals.com.

Located in Alexandria, VA, EA Principals is an enterprise architecture firm that has built an enviable client base comprising of major US Governmental agencies as well as private companies, including Fortune 500 companies, through its effective & efficient training, consulting, and mentoring services. The firm has worked with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Having worked with several Federal procurement officers and their agencies, we have experienced the challenges involved in strategic planning for privatization, outsourcing, and public-private partnerships. Over the years, EA Principals has developed services in Enterprise Architecture to address complex strategic planning, project/portfolio management, and service-oriented architectures. EA Principals is a Gold Member of The Open Group and Co-Sponsor of ArchiMate Certification Program, Global EA (and EA-related) training (e-learning, online, face-to-face) in multiple languages and including the use of EA tools. The firm also offers accredited courses in TOGAF 8, TOGAF 9.1, ArchiMate 2.0, DODAF./MODAF, Government EA (FEAF), Enterprise and Solution Architecture, Business Architecture, Business Analysis, and modeling. For more information, email info@eaprincipals.com or call (703) 333-6098.