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Open Agile Architecture

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Prague, CZ, Czech

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Bratislava, SK, Czech
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Open Agile Architecture (O-AA) is a brand new standard published by The Open Group in the second half of 2020. It contains a lot of useful techniques for agile and digital transformation of the architecture of the organisation.

Compared to other standards it focuses on current needs of architects and offers a number of concrete practical examples.

O-AA combines proven procedures into a coherent and functional unit. In addition to the standard, the course also includes many examples from the practice of our consultants and trainers which we use to explain how we design and control the architecture in an agile organisation.


2 days (8h/day)

Training format

As a standard, we implement a full-time course (onsite or ILT *) in the ALEF Training Center. Upon agreement, it is possible to implement the course at the client's premises. The course can also be implemented online (vILT **) via a video conferencing platform - Cisco Webex meetings. Instructor- led virtual training is a combination of the best of a traditional classroom course and interactive training without having to leave your own office or the comfort of your home. Convince yourself of top quality transmission, video calls and effective team collaboration.


  • ILT - Instructor Led-Training * - instructor-led training in the classroom. ** vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training) - this is a form of distance learning, where the instructor conducts training from the classroom through an online platform to which students connect from their offices or the comfort of their home.


On top of the content defined by The Open Group consortium we added additional content which shows how to design and manage the architecture in an agile environment:

  • Agile transformation in big corporation utilising Spotify and other agile approaches
  • Transformation of hierarchical organisation into autonomous units - tribes and squads - benefits and risks.
  • Non-agile methodologies integration into agile environment
  • Using customer journeys to understand customer needs and their benefits to architects.
  • Using Value streams, relationship to customer journeys and processes
  • Business capabilities development and evolution with relation to Value streams
  • Agile strategy definition - specifics and differences to standard strategy approaches
  • Real product architecture definition examples and product componentisation
  • Examples on agile software architecture, and event based integration

  • Introduction
    • What agile transformation is and what is the motivation behind
    • Differences between “agile” and real agile transformation
    • Why to combine agile with digital transformation
  • Architecture design
    • Strategy
    • Enterprise identity and culture
    • Value
    • What Enterprise IS
    • What Enterprise DOES
    • Data and information
    • Artificial intelligence
  • Intentional and emergent architectures
    • Difference between intentional and emergent architectures
    • Recommended ratio of intentional and emergent architectures
    • Development and detail of the intentional architecture
    • Example
  • Continuous architecture refactoring
    • What is the architecture refactoring
    • Business reasons for architecture refactoring
    • Tools and techniques for architecture refactoring
  • Organisational aspects of agile architecture
    • Distribution of responsibilities, autonomous teams
    • Organisational changes
    • Changes to company culture
    • Connecting development with operations using the DevOps
    • Architecture governance in agile organisation
    • Example
  • Axioms of agile architecture
    • How to use axioms in architecture design
    • Basic 16 axioms
  • Agile architecture building blocks
    • Overview on building blocks
    • Organisation segmentation
    • Mindset changes
  • Agile strategy
    • Basic principles for agile strategy
    • How to succeed with agile architecture strategy design
  • Agile organisation
    • Applying the Inverse Conway Maneuver
    • Autonomy and self-organisation
    • Product teams
    • Platform teams
    • Other types of teams
    • Product manager vs. Product owner
    • Transformation to agile organisational setup
    • Example
  • Product architecture and experience design
    • product and service
    • product quality
    • Jobs-To-Be-Done technique
    • Product modularity and variants
    • product integration
    • Product platforms
    • Example
  • Customer journeys and Value streams
    • Customer to Enterprise interactions
    • Moments of truth
    • Value streams and relationship to business processes
    • Value perspective
    • Waste, mura and muri
    • Example
  • Operations architecture
    • Use of business capabilities and capability planning
    • Supporting technologies
    • Example
  • Data information and AI
    • Data flows and AI
    • Monolithic and decentralised data models
    • Machine learning as part of agile architecture
  • Event storming
    • Event storming technique – when to use
    • Principles and types of event storming
    • Notation
  • Domain-driven design (DDD)
    • DDD basics
    • DDD in agile architecture
    • Domain, bounded context
    • Context maps
    • Patterns
    • Example
  • Software and hardware architecture
    • Event-driven architecture – loose coupling using event-driven approach
    • Hexagonal architecture – principles and patterns
    • „Non-functional“ requirements
    • Infrastructure as Code – Hardware defined by code
    • Example
  • Summary

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Training rooms

ALEF operates with training rooms match submarine's style to unexpected, unusual while still being smart and available to work in. We have several type of rooms for small groups and up to larger rooms with modern technical equipment and supportive technologies we provide.

We also deliver the high-quality multimedia sharing for efficient, effective virtual communication on a global scale. In the Competence Center is also available Spark Board. Cisco Sparkboard integrates the most common tools needed for team collaboration in physical meeting rooms into a single elegant device. It also combines white board, video or audio conference features.

All ALEF training centres operates with testing centre that provides full acess to take an exam and get certificate provided by our vendors. ALEF provides to our customer complete management and administration.

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Team of lecturers

Our team - consisting of more than 50 instructors - offers a full range of technological knowledge in the field of routing, switching, security, collaboration and data centers. The expertise of instructors is evidenced by a range of top-level international certifications.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in their extensive experience in connection with each project, allowing them to respond very flexibly to any question or suggestion from students, and to pass on their practical knowledge to the participants of these courses. Thanks to the synergy of the company’s reliable operation and many years of experience, we have been very flexible in responding to the changes prepared in the Cisco field, so we can guarantee you a wide range of certified courses that enable you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for future certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.


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