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I really enjoyed and learned so much from the workshop and has been trying to apply what you taught there.
The EA workshop last week was great. The format was engaging and I left with a much better understanding of EA concepts and best practices. As a PMP, I found the course content particularly applicable to the Scope Management knowledge area and the Planning process. I plan to include this workshop as an activity in my PMI Continuing Certification Requirements reporting.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you once again for the wonderful educational experience. Believe me when I say that this has been the very best training I ever attended in my 15 year career, it is a pity that I did not get the opportunity to be in the class a lot sooner!
Over the weekend I went through every single page in the material you provided, there is a lot in there. I will be putting your "Business on a page" template to use here pretty soon.
How do you gauge the "worth" of an Enterprise Architect Certification Workshop? To me, there is one overriding criteria - can I actually develop an Enterprise Architecture? Of course, this cannot be gauged the day after the education and workshop sessions. Sam Holcman said that his intent in the Workshop is preparing us to do Enterprise Architecture "...on Monday morning" - providing the necessary methodology, tools, templates, framework, project management work breakdown structure, and support materials. Not only was I prepared, but we launched a Quick Start Enterprise Architecture effort, as we were taught in the Workshop. I can now, after a new months of effort, say that our organization produced, and is now enabling the Enterprise Architecture we developed. The true testimonial to this Workshops effectiveness.
I wanted to let you know that right after the Workshop you taught, I applied the Goals Hierarchy immediately to the work I was doing. This really helped to assess the gaps/overlaps which, in the list format we were using, were challenging to see and even more challenging to communicate with our customers.
I found the workshop extremely valuable. You kept talking about putting it into practice on "Monday morning", which at the time seemed somewhat unreasonable. However, I actually was able to do just that. I was amazed. I find myself thinking in Enterprise Architecture terms now more so than ever, breaking things into definitions and specific parts and mapping it back to each cell on the framework. In fact, I was able to develop a governance model for the ministry in a manner that that defined roles, responsibilities and decision-making based on functions and sub-functions. They LOVED it!!! Understood it right away and want to extend my contract. All in all, it was an amazing week for me. The only issue I had was that it should have been longer! I feel like I have so much more to learn.
I work as a business analyst/IT architect for a consultancy firm in Sweden. I attended your course which gave me a lot of new ideas and new perspectives. It also provided me with an approach on how to take on new projects. I have adopted the methodology in a couple of projects recently, where the results and methodology itself has been very appreciated.I work as a business analyst/IT architect for a consultancy firm in Sweden. I attended your course which gave me a lot of new ideas and new perspectives. It also provided me with an approach on how to take on new projects. I have adopted the methodology in a couple of projects recently, where the results and methodology itself has been very appreciated.
This is a thank you for your time at the course last week. I dreamed and thought of nothing but architecture over the weekend. Life in the fast lane!
It was a great course! It filled in many gaps. It was also helpful to have it with others who were not part of our Company. I especially want to thank you for your patience. I have a tendency to ask a lot of questions, even though they may have been already answered in one form or another... it's just how I learn (i.e. get beat over the head many times until it finally sinks in).
It was my pleasure getting all the training and guidance required to develop Enterprise Architecture's. It was very informative and provided a very independent framework and methodology for developing one.
Just a quick note to say thank you for a superb piece of practical education. It has greatly assisted me on a number of fronts in my projects already.
I want to say thank you for the education the class was great and I will use to assist my organization and myself.
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