Process Architect Training

Program duration

Ten working days.

Target audience

This certification program has been designed for professionals with 3–10 years of experience:

  • Specialists:
    Senior process experts, senior business analysts, and Enterprise Architecture (EA) method specialists (The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Zachman, and Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF) practitioners)
  • Consultants:
    Senior process consultants, senior business consultants, and senior transformation consultants
  • Architects:
    Process architects, enterprise architects, solution architects, application architects, business architects, service architects, information/data architects, and value architects
  • Managers:
    Process managers if they have a process ownership

Program type

The ideal program type is to combine classroom training (physical location) with online training, depending on the size and location of the process team. The first week is an optional choice (classroom or online); the second week is always classroom.

The process architect certification program has been structured to build on the existing competencies of the practitioner, but most importantly, with a main focus on developing new skills through the use of our unique architecture principles. The aim is also to infuse the practitioner with an entirely new way of thinking, working, and modeling with business processes.

This is done through 10 days of intensive classroom and/or online training,in-depth tutoring, and coaching coupled with hands-on project experience, in which the practitioner applies the acquired process architecture (see figure) techniques and its related disciplines to the practitioner’s own company projects.

Content of the Program

The process architect certification program provides the practitioner with an extensive tool kit and profound knowledge of the Layered Enterprise Architecture Development (LEAD) enterprise standards and industry standards as well as highly detailed and descriptive process and architecture reference content that links and connects directly to hot topics such as:

  • How to work with processes in architectural layers
  • How to work with and model business process variations
  • Value-oriented process modeling
  • Sustainability-oriented process modeling
  • Process automation: link between process models and information models
  • Business process management measurements and performance management
  • Business process management alignment

These topics have already been covered extensively throughout this handbook, and the process architect certification program aims to deliver actual, practical, and hands-on experience by using all of these disciplines in the context of real-life process-oriented projects. This ensures the highest level of knowledge transfer and skills building to meet today’s organizations cross-disciplinary competency requirements for professionals involved with process-oriented subjects.

Process Architect Learning Model

The process architect learning model is based on an intensive training module supported by in-depth individual performance mentoring on a selected project. The hands-on learning experience ensures that the business process management (BPM) and process architecture skills are applied in the following disciplines:

The Process Architect learning model.

The Process Architect learning model.

The needed skills for abstraction level for a process architect:

  • Conceptual: Theoretical, abstract, and intangible; the high-level description of the logical
  • Context: Situation, milieu/environment, and perspective
  • Concrete: Tangible, existing, and actual
  • Descriptive and specification: Explanation, depiction/sketch, and portrayal, often using a map, matrix, and/or model
  • Design: Plan, intend, and aim
  • Execution: Completing, performing, and realization

What the Practitioner Gets

This certification program includes:

  • Ten working days of classroom and online training
  • Six 1.5-hour digital online sessions
  • Individual performance coaching for project and individual development during the course
  • Training material with practical and usable reference content (i.e., the BPM life cycle, process templates)
  • Process architect certificate

Location & Dates

Enterprise Architecture eXpert certification dates:

  • 4-08 June 2016: Ottawa, Canada
  • 12-16 September 2016: Washingston DC, USA
  • 17 – 21 October 2016: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Process eXpert certification dates:

  • 30 Oct – 04 December 2016: Stockholm, Sweden
  • 25-29 April 2016: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 10-14 October 2016: Saarland University
  • 14-18 November 2016: Chicago, USA