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Avancier Methods

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Why use Avancier Methods?

AM introduction

AM overview - the route to detailed methods

General interest

On the ideas that underpin architecture frameworks

10 things to know about EA and SA

Business functions/capabilities in EA

Core ideas in TOGAF, ArchiMate, BCS, DoDAF & UML

TOGAF artefacts using ArchiMate diagrams

System concepts used in EA

System architecture frameworks

On human and computer activity systems – their nature and design

A rich EABoK and SABoK

 EA frameworks  including TOGAF & ArchiMate distilled

 Software architecture  modularity, integration, agility, change, etc.

 System theory for architects system theory and systems thinking

 Models & Rules  entity & event model patterns

 Human factors in management hierarchies

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