About this course

The Business Analyst to Business Architect Introductory Course is a short course to help business analysts understand the business architecture perspective as set up in the BABOK guide and how they could use/transition to the business architecture profession.

  • Agora Insight certificate of achievement on successful completion

  • 7 Professional Development Hours / Continuing Development Units towards IIBA professional development.

  • IIBA Endorsed Course and aligned to the BABOK® Guide

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Business Architecture

  • 3

    Chapter 2: The Business Architecture Perspective for Business Analysts

    • Chapter 2: Business Architecture Perspective Presentation

    • Chapter 2: The Business Architecture Perspective for Business Analysts Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Scope of Work Alignment

    • Chapter 3: Scope of Work Alignment Presentation

    • Chapter 3: Scope of Work Alignment Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Requirements Alignment, Traceability and Management

    • Chapter 4: Requirement Alignment, Traceability and Management

    • Chapter 4: Requirements Alignment, Traceability and Management Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Underlying Competencies

    • Chapter 5: Underlying Competencies Quiz

    • Chapter 5: Core Competencies

  • 7

    Chapter 6: IT Alignment, Tools and Techniques

    • Chapter 6: IT alignment, Tools and Techniques

    • Chapter 6: Reference Models, Tools and Techniques Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Professional Readiness and Transition Plan

    • Chapter 7: Professional Readiness Presentation

    • Self Assessment Tool

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

    • Congrats! Here's your certificate

Your Course Instructor


Deirdre Caren

Deirdre Caren is passionate about improving business outcomes through better training, mentoring and intentional business design. Over the past 20 years, Deirdre has trained almost 5000 people on various topics, processes and change initiates. Deirdre is the founder and director of Agora Insights Ltd, a training, mentoring and consulting service provider for Business Analysts and Business Architects. Agora Insights is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the IIBA® and a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™). Deirdre is a Certified Business Architect (CBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).
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Why bring business architecture and business analysis together?

The Business Architecture Guild® and International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) Announce Formal Alliance

On June 01, 2017 the two organisations announced their alignment. The strategic alliance recognizes the leadership each organization holds in their respective fields. Both organizations are looking forward to exciting new opportunities for collaboration across business architecture and business analysis. “The Guild and IIBA will seek to align our communities of practices through content, events, and related means. Working together will enable both organizations to leverage more opportunities to promote the role and value of business architecture and business analysis and provide value to our members.” 

Agora Insights aims to help Business Analyst build their career options, competencies and certification

Source:  June 01, 2017 |  International Institute of Business Analysis

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A little more about this course

This is a short course to help learners better understand the role alignment between Business Analyst and Business Architect.

  • BABOK® Chapter 11 Alignment

    The Business Architecture Perspective highlights the unique characteristics of business analysis when practiced in the context of business architecture.

  • BIZBOK® Requirements Alignment

    Business analysts working in the discipline of business architecture focus on the value provided by the organization from a holistic view. Thus providing more effective requirements.

  • Underlying Competencies Alignment

    Understand your current role and what further competencies are required for business analysts working in the business architecture role.

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Are you thinking of branching beyond a generalist business analyst profile? Then this is the course for you!

Are you even ready to move to Business Architecture?

At Agora, we believe that Business Architecture is a natural growth path for for many Business Analysts. According to BABOK® 3, Business Architecture is a perspective in chapter 11 of the guide.The Business Architecture Perspective highlights the unique characteristics of business analysis when practiced in the context of business architecture. Business architecture models the enterprise in order to show how strategic concerns of key stakeholders are met and to support ongoing business transformation efforts. Consider if you meet these underlying competencies.

  • a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty

  • the ability to put things into a broader context

  • the ability to transform requirements and context into a concept or design of a solution

  • the ability to think in long time frames over multiple years

  • the ability to suppress unnecessary detail to provide higher level views

  • the ability to deliver tactical outcomes (short term), which simultaneously provide immediate value and contribute to achieving the business strategy (long term)

  • the ability to consider multiple scenarios or outcomes

  • the ability to interact with people at the executive level

  • the ability to lead and direct change in organizations

  • a great deal of political acumen


  • How long is this course?

    This course is approximately 7 hours in total. It consists of a mixture of both presentation videos and practice tests. It is intended to be a light course, allowing learners to gain better understanding of the alignment in the roles.

  • Will I get a certificate?

    Once you have successfully completed this course, you will get an achievement certificate from Agora Insights. In order to qualify for the course, it has to be a paid course and you will have to successfully meet the quiz and presentation requirements to qualify.

  • How long do I have to finish the course?

    Paid learners will have access to the course for 90 days and can go through the course multiple times.

  • Can I claim PDHs/CDUs?

    Yes, you can claim both your professional development hours or continuous development units for this course with the IIBA®.

  • Will I become a Business Architect?

    No, this course is to help learners better understand the transition required to move into the role. To become a certified business architect, you can review our Business Architect Pathway Programme for more information.