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Business Architecture in Practice


The Business Architecture in Practice course is accredited by The Open Group as a TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 credential course. It is considered to be a specialization since it goes into more detail than the TOGAF 9 Certified syllabus. Individuals are able to choose whether they wish to study just for this credential or use it as an addition to certification in the TOGAF 9 Certification program.

Course Description

This three-day Business Architecture in Practice course provides knowledge and understanding of Business Modeling, Business Capabilities, Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in the development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2.

The learning objectives for this credential focus on knowledge and comprehension. This credential leads to the award of an Open Badge qualification from The Open Group.

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This Real IRM TOGAF® Business Architecture course is accredited by The Open Group.

TOGAF® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. 

Course Content

  • Course Introduction:
    • –The Open Group Credentials & Open Badges
    • –The Business Architecture Credential & Assessment
  • Introduction to the TOGAF Standard
  • Key Terminology
  • Unit 1: Business Modelling
  • Unit 2: Business Capabilities
  • Unit 3: Value Streams
  • Unit 4: TOGAF Business Scenarios
  • Unit 5: Information Mapping
  • Unit 6: Developing a Business Architecture with the TOGAF ADM

Course Outcomes

This Business Architecture credential provides validation that individuals who have earned this qualification understand:

  • The topic of business modeling and how it relates to Enterprise Architecture within a TOGAF context
  • The concept of business capabilities and how business capabilities can be modeled
  • Value streams and value stream mapping
  • Information mapping
  • How to apply the TOGAF business scenario method
  • How a Business Architecture can be developed with the TOGAF ADM

Course Instructors

The course instructors have architecture and modelling experience both from consulting and corporate viewpoints and thus are familiar with many real-world challenges. Our instructors are also TOGAF certified and hold TOGAF Essentials 2018 and TOGAF Business Architecture credentials.


  • Individuals who require an understanding of Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
  • Professionals who are working in roles associated with developing a Business Architecture such as those responsible for business planning
  • Architects who want to add a specialization to their existing TOGAF Certification
“Michael explained the course in a very good way. I feel like I am equipped to implement Business Architecture in my work environment. ”
Standard Bank
Excellent training delivery”
Altron Nexus
“I enjoyed the course. Loved the practical exercises and testing the Archi software. “
“Great course. I really enjoyed understanding how TOGAF Business Architecture related to business models and strategy.” 
“Very informative and insightful. Very relevant for helpful to a new BA”

Course Logistics

Courses are available on the public training schedule or on request for groups of five or more candidates.

Course Fees

R14 438 excl VAT per delegate

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Course Pack Includes...

  • A printed course manual
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 Exam Voucher
  • Practice Exam


This pack includes:
  • Course Manual and Practice Exam
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen

Cancellation Policy

There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Version 3.1 is an update from Version 3.0 which was released in 2016. The update may be minor, but the new version holds a number of useful additions and improvements for Enterprise Architecture practitioners.

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2019 has seen the launch of The Open Group’s TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 qualification. Real IRM prides itself as being the only service provider to offer this accredited course and credential in South Africa.

The credential is aimed at individuals who want to validate their knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams by applying them in the development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF ® Standard Version, 9.2.

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ArchiMate® certification is for architects who want an internationally recognised qualification to demonstrate their detailed knowledge and ability to apply ArchiMate 2.0. It is targeted at those individuals who require a deep understanding of ArchiMate® and/or are responsible for developing architecture artifacts using the language. The certification is also intended for architects wanting to introduce ArchiMate® into their architecture practices.

Course Instructors

Trainer - Michael Payne

Michael Payne

Michael Payne is an IT professional who writes, speaks, lectures and consults on various IT-related topics. Currently, Michael works for Real IRM as a trainer and senior consultant. He presents various courses including TOGAF® 9 Level 1 & 2 training and the EA Bootcamp.

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