As I have a week off from my MBA I thought that I would push my brain to it limits by taking some professional courses instead of relaxing.
Today was the first day of my TOGAF 9 certification training with Enterprise Architects.
To be honest it was quite a boring day full of introductions to concepts, definitions and architecture models. Again it was drilled into us that enterprise architecture is not an IT process rather a business process. Enterprise architecture is the process of optimising, mapping and integrating business processes and TOGAF gives you a framework and tools to do that.
One thing that I really liked was that TOGAF has a standardised vocabulary so that all EA know what each other are talking about. A lot of EA seems to have a lot in common with project management; stakeholder analysis, requirements, benefits realisation, governance frameworks etc. Some people argue that 60% of EA is portfolio management.
Hopefully I will have something more positive to report tomorrow!