Understanding enterprise architecture basics training

MAY 10 – MAY 11, 2017


Implementing RMF & FISMA Requirements for FY2017


In 1996 Congress enacted the Clinger-Cohen Act, which after becoming law, instituted a process across the federal government that required Chief Information Officers to implement technology in the context of an Architecture.  By 2002 OMB was leading the effort to identify opportunities to simplify processes and unify work across agencies with the goal of maximizing technology investments to deliver a more citizen-centered, customer focused government.  Enterprise Architecture (EA) has become a common practice within government to ensure business strategies align with agency IT investments. Every agency in the US Federal Government is required by law to have and use an Architecture in the selection and use of Information Technology…whether it does may be another question. In the private sector and state and local government it is less clear what drives the use of EA however its utilization is widespread and considered a best practice.


This two-day training seminar provides attendees the fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture and a comprehensive overview of how it can be applied within the organization or agency. The course is targeted to those who want to understand what Enterprise Architecture actually is, how it is created and used in Government and Industry to optimize processes and use of resources.


The class is a perfect way to learn enough about EA to know whether you may be interested in a career path in EA or investing in becoming a certified E-Architect.


Course Attendees will learn:

  • An overview of the Basic Concepts of Enterprise Architecture, where they came from and their significance in decision making
  • A grounding in EA Frameworks and Repositories used in creating an Architecture
  • An understanding of EA Methods and Models, and how they are used in an Enterprise
  • A way to test your Organization’s Readiness to complete an Architecture
  • Emerging EA Concepts, Policies and Important Issues
  • EA Success Stories – Case Studies – Examples and Exercises to solve a simulated problem with EA

about the faculty:

All speakers/presenters are Certified Enterprise Architects, professionals with extensive background in Enterprise Architecture as practitioners,  faculty and advocates. Digital Government Institute training programs take a pragmatic approach to teaching and select trainers with the highest expertise concerning the latest advancements in the EA field.

Michael Tiemann, CEA and former Chief Architect at a Cabinet Agency, is a well known Enterprise Architect and longtime EA Educator (FEAC, Zachman and TOGAF 9) with over ten years experience in certifying E-Architects. He has keynoted many conferences, won numerous awards and Chaired both the Federal Architecture Working Group under the CIO Council and the EA Shared Interest Group of the Industry Advisory Council.




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By April 28:

Government: $895
Industry: $995

After April 28:

Government: $995
Industry: $1095


Government Training Forms are Accepted

Group Rates Available. Call 703-752-6243 for details.


May 10- May 11, 2017


UVA/Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center

7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

The UVA/Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line), and about 200 yards from the Metro lobby, across the parking lot.


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Bonus for attending: 

You can receive PDU credits through the Project Management Institute (Digital Government Institute is a Registered Educational Provider of PMI).