Business Architecture in Action

Wednesday, 3 & 10 April 2024 | 10:30am – 2:30pm AEDT 

Training Overview

Connecting the dots between objectives, capability and transformation in Government

Agencies focus on modernisation, aiming to improve digital service accessibility and online interactions. The Business Architecture in Action’s business capability planning and principles course shows you how to achieve seamless alignment and maximise project effectiveness.

Designed for Public sector professionals, the course equips them with Business Architecture principles for digital transformation, offering tools for capability-based planning, creating anchor models, evaluating value chains, and understanding key stakeholders’ roles.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managers, leads and analysts in charge of transforming the government including:

Corporate Services,
IT & ICT and
Project Management

People and HR Services,
Finance & Accounts Payable and
Digital & Business Transformation

Project Manager and Leads driving the implementation of ERP, CRM and other software upgrades

Learning Outcomes

Learn how to apply and deliver complex transformational change in Government.

Understand how to align capability, value, and business to drive successful projects that uplift efficiency and deliver better services. 

Gain insight into eliminating project ambiguity and change fatigue with fit-for-purpose modelling. 

Benchmark your capability and technology with peers.

Meet Your Facilitator

Nigel Schmalkuche
Managing Director Principal Consultant
Strategic Architects

Nigel Schmalkuche, a seasoned business and ICT professional with 25 years of experience, leads digital transformation across various sectors, including housing, public works, police, emergency services, elections, health, utilities, and finance.

In roles like Director, Manager, Chief Architect, and Principal Consultant, he excels in connecting technology, capability, and strategy, developing enterprise architecture practices, and designing solutions for complex challenges. As a TOGAF 9.2 Certified Enterprise Architect with 17 years of experience, he implements enterprise architecture for successful business outcomes.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2Day 2: Module 3Day 2: Module 4

Business Architecture in Government 

  • Understanding Business Architecture in Context of Government
    • An introduction to Business Architecture and how it can be applied to drive complex transformation in local government
    • Identifying the success factor and shortcomings for Business Architecture
    • Exploring Business Architecture frameworks 
  • Business Models to Unlock your Transformation Strategy: Identifying the Problem
    • Evaluating the biggest challenges and common pit falls you upgrading digital platforms and driving transformational change
    • Uncovering and articulating the Real Problem: Process, Capability, Technology or Mindsets?
    • Mapping out the key activities, resources and capabilities that are critical to solving your problem and progressing your digital uplift journey 

Business Models 

  • Capability Mapping to Identify the Gaps and Make the Most of the Resources You Have 
    • Discussing Value Chains and understanding how to apply them to map their capabilities with your own local council
    • Addressing the gaps: Which capabilities need improvement
    • Optimising your existing resources to further your transformation agenda 
  • Capability Mapping in Action: Group Activity
    The participants will be asked to build a value chain for their own organisation and/or project using the principles and frameworks learned earlier in the day. At the end of the session, you will have identified the gaps and prioritised capability improvement. Plus, you will identify the existing resources that can be optimised to drive your strategy ahead. 

Digital Business Transformation 

  • Establishing a Business Anchor Model for Your Council based on your Transformation Agenda 
    • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of your key stakeholders across the organisation
    • Creating a Business Anchor Model based on responsibilities, capabilities and resources
    • What makes an effective Business Anchor Model: The do’s and dont’s
  • Group Activity: Create a Business Anchor Model
    The participants will be asked to build a Business Anchor Model for their own organisation and/or project using the principles learned earlier. At the end of the session, you will have set up a big “enterprise view” of the key stakeholders that you can then use to address any ambiguity and use as a credible practical artefact to build engagement and secure executive buy-in. 

Business Architecture be the Glue of Business Transformation

  • Effectively Manage Live Projects and to Re-align Projects
    • Applying the model to measure the live transformations and its impact on other projects
    • Using insights to re-orient and re-align projects as they progress and the business needs evolve
  • Group Activity: Build an In-Flight Model
    The participants will be asked to build an In-Flight Model for their own organisation and/or project using the principles learned earlier. At the end of the session, you will have set up an Inflight View that can be applied to measure progress and re-align as the business needs change. 


Final Price

$A 1195

per person + GST

Customised in-house options available for teams

Interested in any of our online trainings?

You can also choose to have them delivered in house. We will work closely with our inspiring session facilitators to tailor the content around the key development areas your team are prioritising, shape the learning outcomes around your core departmental challenges and make the most of your L&D and upskilling budget.

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