Training in the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture

Length: 2 days | Course #01-1101


  • Enterprise architect
  • Business architect
  • Application architect
  • Solution architect
  • IT architect
  • Data architect
  • Software architect
  • IT/product manager


  • Experience in business and IT operations


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How do you manage your digital supply chain? Tickets, releases, changes, monitoring, portfolios, architectures? IT manages a complex pipeline, and it’s not getting any simpler. An integrated approach has never been more critical.

The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture is a new standard offered by The Open Group. In the age of digital transformation, an integrated approach for managing the business of IT is critical. The IT4IT standard offers a truly open, consortium-based, architectural reference model for modern digital and IT management.

APG’s IT4IT training is a two-day Instructor Led course for those individuals seeking to develop the skills and knowledge required to develop IT operating models and architectures using the IT4IT Body of Knowledge from The Open Group.

Participants that successfully complete the two day course will be uniquely well prepared to leverage the IT4IT reference architecture within their organizations.

Course Outline

  • IT4IT Overview
    • Introduction
    • Definitions and Basic Concepts
    • IT Value Chain
      • Value Chain vs. Value Stream
      • Service Lifecycle support
      • Activities
      • 4 Pillars
  • IT4IT Core Concepts
    • Reference Architecture concepts
    • Value Stream relationship
    • Functional component
    • Notation and diagrams
  • Value Stream Analysis
    • Strategy to Portfolio
      • Functional components / data objects
      • Value proposition / activities
    • Requirement to Deploy
      • Functional components / data objects
      • Value proposition / activities
    • Request to Fulfill
      • Functional components / data objects
      • Value proposition / activities
    • Detect to Correct
      • Functional components / data objects
      • Value proposition / activities

Classroom requirements

  • No computers required
  • Whiteboard or flipcharts