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OBASHI® Training

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Our OBASHI™ course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official APMG Obashi Foundation Exam

OBASHI® Foundation Course Outline

OBASHI® Foundation is a two-day course, with the exam completed at the end of the second day. Below is the daily structure of the topics that will be covered during the course.

Day 1

  • Introduction to OBASHI®
  • Digital Flow
  • Laws and Core Principles
  • Elements and Layers
  • The B&IT Diagram
  • Questions regarding the exam  

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1 topics
  • Review of evening work
  • The OBASHI Relationship Rules
  • The Data Analysis View
  • Physical v. Logical Modelling
  • The OBASHI Project Life Cycle
  • Foundation Exam

Please note that homework will be set and is expected to take at least 2 hours to complete. There will also be some pre-course study material set to all delegates

Every Delegate shall receive the Official OBASHI® Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. 

Delegates are expected to have achieved the following aims and objectives by the end of the course:

  • Understand how OBASHI supports the Business Strategy
  • Describe the benefits OBASHI can bring to an organisation
  • Understand the concept of dataflow. Be able to explain the purpose and use of a DAV and describe how it is constructed
  • Recall OBASHI Core Principles and Laws of OBASHI
  • List and describe the concept of Layers and Elements in OBASHI
  • Be able to explain the purpose and use of a B&IT diagram and describe how it is constructed (Including use of colour)
  • Understand the laws of Digital Dynamics
  • Understand the OBASHI Rules and Relationships (incl. relationship persistence)
  • Understand the concept of Logical and Physical models.


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Who should attend this OBASHI Training Course?

OBASHI® Foundation is for those in a managerial position seeking to design, monitor, and optimise their business. This may include Project Managers, IT Managers, Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, Service Providers, Enterprise Architects, Business Leaders, etc.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

OBASHI® Foundation Course Overview

OBASHI® is an Information Technology methodology that enables delegates to understand clearly how their business functions. This intern will facilitate better decisions throughout the organisation. This course equips delegates with the tools and methods of OBASHI, in order for them to improve the decision making process within their business.

OBASHI® will assist in creating a visual map that shows:

  • How your business works from all levels of organisation
  • What the assets are that make it work
  • How to decrease costs
  • Shows the inter-dependencies between the assets

OBASHI® will make things clearer and help you make better decisions because it has been designed with one thing in mind; to help people improve how their organisations perform by documenting and modelling how people, process, and technology interact to make a business work.


The OBASHI® methodology is sequential and consists of 6 layers:

  • Ownership
  • Business Process
  • Application
  • System
  • Hardware
  • Infrastructure


OBASHI® is designed around four key concepts: “with Clarity and Vision you can Develop and Improve!”

  • Clarity allows you to create easy to read diagrams which help remove ambiguity from business decision making.
  • Vision allows you to anticipate issues and challenges which can prevent a business achieving it goals.
  • Develop is about enhancing business capability through successful programme and project implementation.
  • Improve is about enhancing your business performance through better operational management.

The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by APMG for this OBASHI® Foundation course. 

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What's included in this OBASHI Training Course?

  • OBASHI Foundation Exam
  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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OBASHI® Foundation Exam

The OBASHI® Foundation exam can be attempted once the accredited course has been completed. The Foundation exam will

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions
  • Pass mark 60%, 30 correct answers (our of a possible 50)
  • 1 hour to complete the exam
  • Closed book

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OBASHI® Training FAQs


Yes, it is accredited by APMG
All of our instructor are fully accredited and are experience within the Obashi methodologies
We provide, the official Obashi course manual, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.
To be eligible to take the OBASHI qualification, candidates are expected to have studied the official OBASHI manual
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for OBASHI® Training.
The price for OBASHI® Training certification in Canada starts from CAD.

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