Integration is an increasingly hot topic, and with good reason; pretty much every initiative of any size relies on some sort of systems integration these days.
But it is still an art that is misunderstood by some, and a mystery to many.
At Wheeve we believe that a thorough grounding in the concepts of integration can benefit staff at all levels, all the way up to the C-suite. That’s why we have put together a unique set of training courses aimed at educating non-specialists in the art and possibilities of enterprise integration.
We are confident that your executives and their teams will graduate from these courses better able to understand the opportunites that well integrated systems and data offer – ready to unleash the true potential of your digital enterprise.
Here is our range of predefined courses, which can be delivered by our instructors on-site or via video-conference facilities. We can also offer bespoke courses for customers that have specific needs; please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to help.
APIs, ESBs, microservices, patterns, gateways – what’s it all about and why should I care?
Systems integration has become a critical pre-requisite for the efficient running of any organisation. No company of any size can get by without integrating their systems so that data is shared effectively. Moreover, as organisations mature and digitise, integration moves out of the sole domain of the IT department and into the wider organisation.
Truly effective integration relies not only on technical experts but also on the wider organisation having an appreciation of the power, opportunity and flexibility that good integration provides.
This course is designed to give the non-technical a solid understanding of integration – what it is, how it works and what problems it can solve. Armed with this knowledge, any business executive can make better decisions on how integration-supported processes, products and services will improve their offering to their customers.
Non-technical executives and managers at all levels.
What is integration & why is it important?
An overview of IT systems and the data they hold
The importance and benefits of sharing data
What problems integration solves and the needs it addresses
The business case for integration – an overview of the key components of the business case for integration using real-world examples.
Architecture – the basic scenarios for integration (B2B, EAI, IoT etc.) explained
Introduction to Integration Technology – a brief look at the integration technology landscape today and how the different tools meet different demands
How we do integration in our company (optional; customised).
Integration is now a critically important capability for any organisation. However, it is poorly understood by many IT professionals and, as a result, organisations fail to capitalise upon the opportunities good systems integration can provide. This course is designed to give all IT professionals a working understanding of integration so that they can make good decisions when architecting, designing, planning, managing, delivering and running projects that have an integration component.
IT Programme Managers
IT Project Managers
IT Developers & Engineers
A basic understanding of IT systems and processes.
What is integration and why is it important?
Examples from everyday life
Basic overview: endpoints and integration flows
People – different forms of integration used by different stakeholders
Patterns – EAI, data, B2B, process
Endpoints – On-premise, cloud, mobile, IoT
Deployment – On-premise, cloud, hybrid, embedded
Bimodal / two speed IT
The benefits of good integration (the business case)
Basic integration scenarios
Advanced integration scenarios
Digital integration hubs
Robotic process automation
The integration technology capability map (overview)
An introduction to the types of integration (APIs, messaging etc.) and how they are used in a modern integration capability
People and Process
Treating integration as a 1st class citizen in the IT landscape
Specialist integration roles and what they do
Managing demand and decentralising integration delivery
Integration at your organisation – Optional: A section in which we will present the current position of integration at your organisation. We will discuss this with you and tailor a short presentation accordingly.
We use the afternoon session to give a supporting grounding in a number of disciplines and concepts that are critical to the success of an integration initiative. It is important that IT professionals are conversant with the basic concepts. We can cover a selection of these concepts during the afternoon, but the depth to which the topics will be covered will depend on the number chosen. We will discuss with you your specific situation and requirements prior to running the course and tailor our delivery accordingly.
Agile – basic agile concepts to support the delivery of integration projects.
DevOps – familiarisation with the concept and essential tooling (scripting, virtualisation and containerisation, automated testing etc.).
Data – an introduction to data modelling and analysis.
Microservices – an explanation of the architectural style and how it relates to integration.
Cloud and hybrid integration – a more detailed explanation of could/hybrid integration and the concepts required.
Security – an overview of the specific security concerns related to integration, including certificates, identity management and OAUTH2.
Blockchain – what it is, how it works, and its relevance.
Call to ask us about our integration requirements analysis course.
Sometimes, knowledge transfer is better achieved over a longer-term engagement, working closely with an expert and learning their trade. Our consultants are comfortable mentoring and coaching individuals that wish to learn by doing, and we will be happy to discuss an engagement to embed a specialist within your team for a short period of time, if this is more appropriate for your needs. Contact us for a discussion.
We can run any of the courses above, either on-site or delivered remotely by video conference. Alternatively, we can deliver a tailored training plan based around your specific requirements.