Architectural Modelling and Simulation of Information Systems

Architectural Modelling and Simulation of Information Systems
Start: July 23, 2014
End: July 25, 2014
Venue: School of Business Competences
Address: Sofia, Bulgaria
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Today’s organizations constantly face challenges, which threaten to reduce their effectiveness.

Unless they are properly dealt with, they can cause serious damage in the long run. Particularly, in the field of IT, we are often met with the following problems:

  • After going through the entire process of developing and implementing an IT solution, we find that there is a huge gap between the original specifications and the resulting system.
  • It is hard to answer the question: how the systems in the organization’s IT infrastructure support the business processes? As a result, it is difficult to tell if the IT is managed efficiently.
  • Employees do not understand how their work benefits the organization and how it is related to the work of their colleagues. As a result they cannot perform their duties in an optimal way.
  • Changes in one system or component lead to failure in other parts of the IT infrastructure.
  • Introducing change is more likely to be carried out as a long chain of trial and error activities, rather than a well-understood, controlled and predictable process.
  • When an employee leaves the organization, the valuable information about the systems he worked with and the tasks he performed, also leaves the organization.

Enterprise architecture (EA) is a proven instrument, which can help address and solve such problems. It can help the organization better understand its own structure and its relations to the environment. EA also helps reveal and document the internal processes and how they relate to each other.

A successful implementation of EA usually leads to improvements in decision-making, planning and implementing change, command and control, transparency and communication. When applied to the external environment, EA can help the organization better understand its clients and how it can more effectively respond to their specific needs.

EA is flexible and can be implemented by both large and small organizations. It can bring the organization to a new level of maturity and become a competitive advantage, which cannot easily be copied or imitated.

Goals of the course

To introduce the participants to the field and also to make it possible for them to continue their studies in a course on the practitioner level. After successfully finishing the course, each attending participant will:

  • Understand the basic principles and processes.
  • Be able to explain how EA can be beneficial to his/her organization. Particularly how it can improve decision-making, command and control and solutions development.
  • Gain foundation knowledge of the main standards and instruments in the field.
  • Be able to start working as a junior member in a project which involves EA.
  • Be able to further his/her studies in a course on the AMSIS practitioner level.

Target Group

The course is aimed at:

  • Company owners or executives
  • Heads of departments in the government administration
  • Team leaders at IT companies
  • Business analysts
  • IT managers
  • Software developers

It is also useful for people, who want to be introduced to the topics covered by the AMSIS program.


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