Course Info

Duration: 4 Days
Prerequisites: CITA-F certification, valid Iasa membership
Certification: Certified Information Technology Architect – Associate level, by Iasa
Assessment: CITA-A certification consists of two exams: BTS and Specialisation. The Information Specialisation exam is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions to be proctored on the fourth day of this class. The passing grade is 70%.

Course Overview

Business Technology Strategy (BTS) is one of our most popular courses, with participation by hundreds of professionals across a broad range of backgrounds and industries.
Too often architects learn to create values for the business through trial and error, creating risks to themselves and their employers in the process.
With BTS training we can put a stop to that. BTS is designed to give you and your team all the tools needed to lift architecture from a mere ‘documentation’ process to the fruition of true business capabilities. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and key strategic skills to demonstrate the values of architecture and technology from the moment they begin work through the full range of enterprise lifecycle programs.
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Training Benefits

Participants will be equipped with the skills to:
  1. Analyse business structures and segments.
  2. Identify key internal and external business drivers for executive sponsors.
  3. Map out the values of Architecture and Technology Strategy to the Business.
  4. Prioritise investments and create P&L statements for a project.
  5. Create the taxonomy of frameworks and methodologies for use at the maturity level of an organisation.
  6. Drive effective Knowledge Management and apply best practices in making enterprise strategic decisions.
  7. Create Stakeholder Communication Strategy, and to map and manage a successful Engagement Model for fostering strong and trusted relationships.
With the above skill sets, participants will realise the concepts and frameworks to:
  1. Align knowledge and communications across primary business units.
  2. Establish business models and views that cultivate technological values.
  3. Automate and integrate key business processes.
  4. Meet and exceed business targets using technology strategy.

Recommended For

Business Technology Strategy (BTS) is for all interested in delivering strategic technology values for the business, and in gaining a deeper understanding of the value in a business and technology relationship.
For IT professionals (IT Managers, Consultants, Planners etc.) who wish to break out of the silos of technical disciplines to impact their organization from a business strategy perspective, this is the course to do it with.
All Enterprise Architects (Software, Infrastructure, Business, Information, Solution).
Those in middle to senior management (CTO, Directors, VPs, board members etc.) should undergo BTS training to gain a clear understanding of the values of EA and what technology investment may bring to a business.

Student Endorsements

Chief IT Architect
Composites Technology Research Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Structured knowledge of EA roles. Framework and methodology in carrying out current role.”
IT Manager
IT Innovation
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“I was able to connect and link what I’ve learnt in the last 4 weeks. I was able to grasp holistic view of EA and specific tools.”
Business Analyst
IT Innovation
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Business knowledge which I gained is matching with the course provided. CBA and ROI are potential knowledge to explain project situations to stakeholders.”
Solution Architect
Mesiniaga Berhad
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“(An) eye-opener. Enhanced the knowledge in Enterprise Architecture to the next level. The examples and case study provided in the material, as well as the workshops, give actual exposure to the real cases.”
National Heart Institute
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“It is an excellent experience that knits the skills together. The knowledge sharing has benefited me. I learnt new things, especially the finance and influencer parts.”