Business Architecture (BA) is no longer just an emerging discipline or an “interesting concept”. It is increasingly being leveraged by enterprises to provide tangible value. And within Wells Fargo, Business Architecture has been gaining momentum, slowly but surely, through the activities of a growing BA community, involved in numerous efforts in or related to Business Architecture.
First, let’s define Business Architecture. The following is a consolidation of several definitions that have been around in the industry, and it captures quite well the quintessence of BA:
Business Architecture is a disciplined approach to creating and maintaining business-specific artifacts that serve as a formal blueprint for the planning and execution of strategy across the enterprise.
BA covers the following major areas: