IASA Foundation Course for Business Technology Architects

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    In-person (venue TBC)
  • Fees:
    €2,000 (€500 grant aid available through ICT Skillnet - Full course fee €2500)

This course will prepare you to deal with the most difficult aspects of technology architecture practice. It is not simply foundational, it is core. Even very senior technology architects have benefited from the well researched and proven techniques that have gone into connecting and using these critical elements.

Great architects are founded in three major areas:

Dealing with Business Concepts – This set of competencies deals with understanding how business works and how it impacts architecture. These concepts include Business Models, Customer Journeys with Personas, Capabilities with Objectives, Value Methods, Investment Planning with some Roadmapping.

Technology Design and Delivery – Technology depth, breadth and design are critical to architecture success. At a minimum an architect should be able to handle Design including Patterns, the primary Requirements/Decisions/Quality Attributes relationships, Architecture Analysis, Deliverables, Products/Projects, Services, and Quality Assurance. Again the assumption is working knowledge including having written and supported some aspects of each in a production like environment.

Dealing with Stakeholders – often overlooked, always under-trained, and never enough time or techniques, dealing with stakeholders is the hardest part of the job. Humans are mercurial, the lines of decision traceability and influence are blurred, it is effectively chaos in the lifecycle management of companies with lots of petty power plays and even more in terms of financing and final outcomes. But at a minimum, Stakeholder, Employee Culture and Mindset, Engagement Models with Deliverables and Engagement Touchpoints and then a number of competencies tied to those.


The Irish chapter of Iasa Global (International Association for Software Architects) deliver expert designed in-person training over 5 days. Iasa’s basic course is aimed at anyone who wants to become involved in architectural work. You should have basic knowledge and experience of system development. You work as a developer, project manager, information model or process developer.


Funding Eligibility

Applicants must be working in a private or commercial semi-state organisation registered in the Republic of Ireland (Business, Consultant, Freelancer) to avail of the grant-aided fees. As a government-funded training network, we can only support those meeting these criteria.

Candidates not eligible for part funded fees, can pay the full course fee by registering with IASA.


Academic Eligibility 

Applicants should have basic knowledge and experience of system development. You work as a developer, project manager, information model or process developer.



Full Course fee – €2,500
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet grant – €500
Student Cost – €2,000

*Part-funded fees are only available to eligible applicants.


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