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Master Class Agile Enterprise Architecture & Engineering

Master Class Agile Enterprise Architecture & Engineering


Practical information

Start date: March 12th 2020

Part 1 & 2 – Diagnosing the Enterprise Architecture

  • 12-13 March 2020
  • 02-03 April 2020
  • 23-24 April 2020
  • 14-15 May 2020 (Part 2)
  • 04-05 June 2020 (Part 2)

Part 3 – Engineering Agility & Evolvability

  • 10-11 September 2020
  • 01-02 October 2020
  • 29-30 October 2020
  • 19-20 November 2020
  • 10-11 December 2020

Thursdays 14h00-22h00 incl dinner

Fridays 09h00-17h00 incl lunch


The Master Class consists of several parts each addressing specific topics. Throughout the Master Class, models and concepts are taught, illustrated and practiced with cases and exercises. All in-class sessions will be highly interactive, with a lot of focus on sharing experiences and challenging ideas.

Part 1 & 2: Diagnosing the Enterprise Architecture

This module discusses the broader organizational context of the digital enterprise. It describes the enterprise as a system that can be (re)designed taking into account IT systems, business processes and organizational objectives. The content of the module provides a pragmatic approach for alignment of the organization’s functional strategy with the organizations constructional design. It covers:

  • Defining enterprise architecture within the enterprise design;
  • Mastering organizational complexity;
  • Designing the organization, defining design principles and realizing strategic objectives;
  • The opportunities and constraints of the modeling the organizations, i.e. what is an enterprise model?;
  • Application workshops using DEMO as an example of architecture & engineering methodologies.

Part 3: Engineering Agility & Evolvability

This module offers you theoretical insights and a practical toolbox to handle the complexity and time-consuming implications of change. It will deal with changes in the organization, the enterprise architecture, all business processes, documentation and IT systems. Participants will obtain insights in, and develop solutions for, the dynamics and traceability issues of changes. Based on Normalized Systems Theory, the curriculum includes identifying and resolving the effects of change within the organization’s structures, processes and systems. It covers:

  • Learning the difference between descriptive and prescriptive architecture;
  • Realizing stability, being the combination of evolvability and continuity;
  • Understanding the difference between static and dynamic modularity;
  • Practicing the incorporation of engineering principles in the design of the enterprise.

We strongly advise you to follow part 3 after completing successfully Part 1 & 2. Contact the Program Director for more information.


Our experienced faculty will coach and assist you during this program. All of them have an academic career (master, PhD or DBA) and international experience in terms of career, research, project management, advisory boards and/or consulting. Many of them have published about their practice-based research, business cases and management experiences. Our faculty are experts in executive education, tailor-made programs and business consultancy.

Danny lauwers

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Danny Lauwers

Phone: +32 3 265 47 68


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