Business Technology Strategy (BTS)

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Duration: 4 Days

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Business Technology Strategy Certified IT Architect-Associate (CITA-A) by lasa

Assessment: CITA-A certification consists of two exams: BTS and Specialisation. The Information Specialisation exam is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions to be proctored on the fourth day of this class. The passing grade is 70%.

Course Overview

Although architects are asked to create value for their employers, very few have ever been formally taught how to make that happen. They end up learning primarily through trial and error, creating risk for themselves and the employer.

Architects need to have the skills and knowledge to demonstrate both the value of architecture and technology the moment they begin work and continuously throughout the lifecycle of the program.

Business Technology Strategy (BTS) is designed to give you and your team all of the tools you need to lift architecture from a ‘documentation’ process to a true business capability. By the end of this module, participants will have the knowledge and ability to align knowledge and communication across primary business units, establish business models and views that cultivate technological value, automate and integrate key business processes and exceed business targets using technology strategy.

Training Benefits

Participants will be equipped with the skills to:

  1. Analyse business structures and segments.
  2. Identify key business drivers for executive sponsors.
  3. Identify internal and external business drivers.
  4. Map out the values of Architecture and Technology Strategy to the Business.
  5. Prioritise investments and create P&L statements for a project.
  6. Create the taxonomy of frameworks and methodologies for use at the maturity level of an organisation.
  7. Drive effective Knowledge Management and apply best practices in making enterprise strategic decisions.
  8. Create Stakeholder Communication Strategy, and to map and manage a successful Engagement Model for fostering strong and trusted relationships.


With the above skill sets, participants will realise the concepts and frameworks to:

  1. Align knowledge and communications across primary business units.
  2. Establish business models and views that cultivate technological values.
  3. Automate and integrate key business processes.
  4. Meet and exceed business targets using technology strategy.

Student Endorsements

Chief IT Architect
Composites Technology Research Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Structured knowledge of EA roles. Framework and methodology in carrying out current role.”

IT Manager
IT Innovation
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“I was able to connect and link what I’ve learnt in the last 4 weeks. I was able to grasp holistic view of EA and specific tools.”

Business Analyst
IT Innovation
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Business knowledge which I gained is matching with the course provided. CBA and ROI are potential knowledge to explain project situations to stakeholders.”

Solution Architect
Mesiniaga Berhad
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“(An) eye-opener. Enhanced the knowledge in Enterprise Architecture to the next level. The examples and case study provided in the material, as well as the workshops, give actual exposure to the real cases.”

National Heart Institute
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“It is an excellent experience that knits the skills together. The knowledge sharing has benefited me. I learnt new things, especially the finance and influencer parts.”

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