WBISCT Pty Ltd – Enterprise Architecture Consulting and Training

The SIRF (Strategy, Information & Resources Framework)

Design, adapt and optimise your capabilities in a complex, fast changing world.

Duration: A choice of 2 levels is now available   

3-day foundation level course (this course is a prerequisite for the practitioner level and can be attended on its own)

2-day practitioner level course (this course is totally optional as it is an advanced level one can choose to attend for an intensive and immersive hands-on approach to using the SIRF after attending the foundation level)


Welcome to WBISCT’s UNIQUE Strategy, Information & Resources Framework training program!

The world market will only need low skilled, mid skilled and high skilled jobs. And automation will take care of the mid skilled workforce… So, what are the high skilled jobs about?

  1. Cognitive flexibility
  2. Negotiation
  3. Judgement and decision-making
  4. Emotional intelligence
  5. Coordinating with others (tools, capabilities and frameworks)
  6. People management
  7. Creativity
  8. Critical thinking
  9. Complex problem-solving

As a Project Manager or a Strategic Planner:

  • Have you ever felt that you had forgotten something important during your project planning?
  • Have you ever wondered where to start and can’t come up with an easy answer?
  • Or how do you ensure a logical progression throughout your process?

As a Staff member:

  • Have you ensured that your work aligns with the department’s vision and strategies?
  • Have you wondered how you  can add value in one or more service domains?
  • Or what types of initiatives should apply and why (Create, Change, Maintain)?

The SIRF Certified Course

The SIRF is a proven strategic enterprise design and shaping tool for executives, managers, architects, and all business corps, which contribute to running the business successfully.

The SIRF methodology and framework is to be used in leading organisations to improve business efficiency.

The SIRF is a framework which consists of a thinking methodology and a diagram with guidance allowing the generation of bespoke artefacts and processes.

The diagram itself is mature and quasi-immutable, but the framework however stays in tune with the contemporary work we live in and addresses issues we can be facing at some stage in our workplace.

It is essential to realise that as much as the SIRF is some sort of Swiss tool for implementing strategy in our work and life, it needs YOU as the capability required to build and customise it, so it does fit just right!

Get certified in the SIRF with this powerful 3-day training program. The course focuses on the practical application of the SIRF in realistic enterprise projects scenarios and provides thorough coverage of the knowledge needed for successful implementation.

The course is structured into 26 modules covering major subjects like what SIRF does and does not and how the SIRF simplifies and cements the application and optimisation of critical business tools.

Find out what strikes your interest and focus on that path to achieve the ultimate goal of Daniel Pinks three great motivators. The SIRF will help you chose the right path for you.

This course will answer such questions like:

  • So many choices out there, how do I keep the focus on the right target?
  • Is there some kind of unifying “equation” to address everything in the enterprise, in life, basically everywhere really?
  • Why the SIRF if we have all the other methods, frameworks and best practices already?

Learning outcomes

Attending individuals will acquire a practical understanding of:

  • The basic concepts of the SIRF
  • The core concepts of the SIRF
  • The key terminology of the SIRF
  • The SIRF continuous improvement cycle and the objectives of each capability, their value item and the 3 strategies to implement and preserve those capabilities
  • How each of the SIRF capabilities contribute to the success of the enterprise
  • How the SIRF enables and perfects governance, processes, infrastructure, information, service delivery, stakeholder management and partnership building.
  • How to apply the SIRF structure and usage in a complex environment.
  • How to integrate each module subject matter and speciality in their working environment using the SIRF
  • How to use the SIRF with Architecture Governance in development of an enterprise architecture capability
  • How to better apply your chosen EA framework in your enterprise using the SIRF
  • How to apply a performing and productive Stakeholder Management Technique using the SIRF
  • How to use the SIRF for better security implementation, control and reactivity across the enterprise
  • How to increase maturity through optimising capabilities using the SIRF

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who require a deeper understanding of how to build an enterprise and improve its productivity.
  • System Integrators, Operational staff, Business and IT Developers, executives like CIOs and IT Managers, Program and Project Leaders, IT Specialists, architects etc.
  • Professionals who are working in an organisation where several major strategic frameworks like TOGAF, PRINCE2, ITIL, COBIT etc.  have been adopted, that need to interoperate with each other
  • Staff who need to participate in strategy, architecture, programs and projects initiatives successfully
  • Architects, who will be responsible for developing architecture artefacts and want to maximise their EA implementation
  • Architects and designers who wish to introduce the SIRF into their architecture practice
  • Business Analysts, Systems Analysts and Technical Analysts who want to career develop into enterprise architecture and strategic planning.
  • And for all professionals who just want to bring order into their business chaos.

Course Structure

Foundation (3 DAYS)

  • Course Introduction
  • What is the SIRF?
  • How to use the SIRF with world-class best practices:
    • Using SIRF for defining organisational strategy combining the Ansoff Matrix, BCG Growth-Share Matrix, H&F Strategy Diamond, PEST, PORTER Value Chain, SWOT, T&W Value Disciplines, MoSCoW Method and Value management
    • Using SIRF for building and managing information combining Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL and SDI, SOA, Requirement Management, Program and Project Management, Risk and Security Management and WBISCT Asset Security Classification Management (ASCM©) tool and DevOps practices.
    • Using SIRF for optimising limited resources combining Governance, Capability Framework / SFIA Transactional Analysis Stakeholder and relationship Management Balanced Scorecard Maturity Models, LEAN 6 SIGMA, Problem-Solving and Structured Thinking

Course fee includes:

Comprehensive full colour course workbook

Our comprehensive workbook has been developed with an emphasis on enhancing the practical approach of training, as well as combining a mix of other teaching methods to deliver the content in the most comfortable, educational and entertaining way.

The Course Delivery

This 3 days SIRF Course combines theory and practice throughout the week with a very hands-on teaching approach. Our trainer ensures the clients can “think on their own”.

Our trainers use contextualised videos and storytelling based on their real-world experience as well as unique (sometimes tailored) exercises, application test questions, group scenarios as well as the practice day case study.

The practitioner level is an optional and intensive 2 day “hands on” course, which will enhance the participants’ understanding of the SIRF’s content and greatly increase their chances of success in their implementation, work and projects by using the SIRF. It is a highly practical level where the delegates will be working in groups and asked to design solutions to problems using the SIRF knowledge, they acquired during the foundation level. It can be attended right after the foundation level or at a later date.

Prerequisites

There is no formal prerequisite to attend the SIRF foundation level course. However, some experience working in small or large enterprise has proven beneficial for a more thorough understanding.


Want to know more? Talk to us and book yourself in our next class, check our SIRF classes availability (Face to Face and Online, Public and Private)