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Content-rich site, more than 20 years’ work, more than 300 documents and slide shows.

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“best and most relevant all round architect courses”

 help you use TOGAF and other architecture frameworks.”

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I really enjoyed your course and [have since] found the material you presented very useful.” Solutions Architect

“Really good and provided me with new views on EA and SA – one of the best trainings I attended.” Enterprise Architect

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One of the few people I know who can articulate this area and subject in an understandable format.” Consultant

 “It is amazing how my conversations have changed! On Monday I had three conversations that [made me] realise the positive effect the course has had… many things I now understand that I had only the smallest glimmer of before.” Infrastructure architect.

thank you for an interesting and stimulating course. It covered a lot of what I was expecting and more, and opened my eyes to architecture questions and concerns I need to be more familiar with.... Your anecdotes and examples helped make what is often a dry subject more interesting... [it] really helped me to grab the fundamentals of what it takes to be an Enterprise Architect.” Business intelligence architect

"[the training] explains what others (TOGAF, CMU…) leave obscure."

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“Comprehensive, clear and very well written, a significant contribution to the development of enterprise architecture.” Technical consultant

"everything else I read on EA is mostly confused and confusing. Can’t anyone else… address the issues you raise and recognise the importance of what you’re saying?”

Architect roles, processes & products

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Avancier Methods: process framework

Avancier Methods: products & techniques

AM extra: enterprise architecture realities roles, guidance…

AM extra: software architecture modularity, agility, change...

Other architect resources

Avancier’s distillations of popular architect resources.

Architect roles – an introduction

TOGAF with ArchiMate – an introduction

TOGAF with ArchiMate, DoDAF and UML distilled

BCS reference model

System theory for architects

EA as an application of system theory principles.

System theory, thinking and thinkers

System description in thoughts and words

Human factors in management hierarchies

Models & Rules entity & event model patterns

About Avancier

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“Incredibly good. I and a good chunk of the team use it a hell of a lot.” EA.

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