Virtualization - Course Details

APSBITS(EBA240) Aligning Public Sector Business and IT Strategies (EBA240)

Virtualization Course Description:
Learn the concepts, models, tools, and techniques to actively participate inthe planning and scoping of the renewal of systems that will enable a businesstransformation initiative. Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate inCanada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of classtime, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score atleast 70% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.
Virtualization Course Duration:
Virtualization Course Target Audience:
Public sector policy and planning analysts, program review analysts, business architects, business analysts, business designers, business solution consultants, business transformation analysts and designers
Virtualization Course Prerequisite:
Course Content:

  • 1. Business and IT Strategies: The Path to Alignment

    • What Business Strategy and IT Strategy Are - Their Premises, Drivers, andGoals
    • IT Strategy Relative to Business Strategy: (e.g., Governance,Stakeholders, Accountabilities, Capabilities, Processes)
    • Why Aligning IT Strategy with Business Strategy Is Critical
    • Steps Involved in Developing an Aligned IT Strategy
    • Critical Success Factors for an Aligned IT Strategy
    • Why an IT Vision and Set of Guiding Principles are Critical to ITStrategy Development Success
    • Purpose and Use of the Models in IT Strategic Planning, and theirInter-Relationships

  • 2. Aligning the Logical Information Model

    • Information Model and Its Relationship to Information Architecture
    • Transformation of the Information Model, from the Conceptual to theLogical Level
    • Using Information Architecture Principles to Demonstrate Alignment ofTarget Information Model with High-Level Business Requirements

  • 3. Aligning the Target Function Model

    • Function Model and Its Relationship to Applications Architecture
    • Transformation of the Function Model, from the Conceptual to the LogicalLevel:
      • Using Case Modeling
      • Crud Matrix Affinity Analysis
      • Functional Pattern Analysis
    • Using Applications Architecture Principles to Demonstrate Alignment ofTarget Function Model with High-Level Business Requirements
    • Using Function and Information Models
      • Application Integration Requirements (Function to Function)
      • Data Mastering Requirements (Information Synchronization)

  • 4. Aligning the Target Network and Trust Models

    • Network Model and Its Relationship to Technology Architecture
    • Trust Model and Its Relationship to Security Architecture
    • Transformation of the Network Model, from the Conceptual to the LogicalLevel
    • Using Technology Architecture Principles to Demonstrate Alignment ofTarget Network Model with High-Level Business Requirements
    • Using Security Architecture Principles to Demonstrate Alignment of theTarget Trust Model with High-Level Business Requirements

  • 5. Aligning the Transformation Roadmap: Current Systems Assessment

    • Current Systems Assessment Framework (Business Value vs. TechnicalQuality)
    • Assessing Alignment of Current Systems Portfolio with Logical Models toIdentify Functional, Information, Technical and Security Gaps, and Overlaps
    • Other Criteria Used In Systems Assessment
      • User Satisfaction
      • Technology Platforms
      • Age
      • Operational Costs

  • 6. Preparing the Transformation Roadmap: Target Systems Model

    • Transformation of the Logical Systems Model to the Target Systems Model
      • Current Systems Portfolio Assessment
      • Constraint Analysis
    • Assessing the Alignment of the Target Systems Model to the Logical Model

  • 7. Preparing the Transformation Roadmap: Migration Strategy, Cost Estimates, andMigration Schedule Development

    • Business, Organization, and Technology Prerequisites for Implementing theTarget Systems Model (from the AS IS to the TO BE)
    • Developing Implementation Strategies that are Tuned to the Organization'sCulture and Ability to Implement the Target Systems Model
    • Using Estimating Techniques to Cost the Business, Information,Application, and Technology Work Packages
    • Partitioning and Organizing Implementation Work Packages to MinimizeDependencies and Maximize Organizational Buy-In
    • Describing to Stakeholders the Cost Estimates Development and Impacts ofStrategy Implementation, Possibly for More than One Implementation Scenario

  • 8. Business Case and Transformation Portfolio

    • Justification and Approval of the Implementation Plan within the BroaderBusiness Transformation Process
    • Development of the Business Case
    • Implementation of Business and IT Strategy as a Portfolio ManagementProcess
      • Managing Changing Priorities
      • Benefits Tracking