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What are the origins, influences and overlaps of Business Architecture field and profession? I can see a lot of commonalities and relevance with Information Technology-Architecture, Building Architecture, Engineering generally,Organizational theory, Systems thinking, Knowledge Management, Decision...read more
@konstantis This is a great topic, or 3! As far as origins go, I don't think people talked much about business architecture until the IT world expanded from accounting, and needed to understand the...read more
"There is good news on the business architecture front. The level of discourse has elevated dramatically around how to effectively represent the business architecture. At the forefront of this discussion are two essential focal points: the business capability and the value stream." This is an...read more
Adrian You said - "I believe that the capability-value streams topic is of interest to all in the business architecture arena." - No one has argued this point. Using this site to setup straw...read more
A business architecture is the blueprint of an Enterprise. A generic business architecture is the blueprint of any Enterprise. An architecture consists of components and relationships.
For an Enterprise, that means functions (or capabilities) and flows (or processes, streams, chains...) The...read more
All – First, I am glad to see all of you engaged in this discussion because it demonstrate relative maturing of the industry. It seems, however, that many of the posts are working under the...read more
I've seen many business transformation efforts over the years; some more successful than others.
The more successful transformation efforts were those that considered the people, processes, and technology involved in the change - not just the people as is often the case in "organizational" change...read more
In the "BA Strategy and Value" discussion elsewhere in the Business Architecture forum, this topic has arisen repeatedly. Reference has been made in one instance, as follows: "There is a vast body of knowledge that reaches across many of the white papers, OMG postings, and training material that...read more
There are several subgroups of the Business Architecture Special Interest Group (BASIG) at the OMG, working on different parts of the agenda William Ulrich laid out in an earlier post. I am working...read more
I recently attended the Forrester IT Forum 2010 in Las Vegas, NV and I asked one of the senior Forrester analyst (who spoke about using Capability Maps to bridge the business-I.T. divide) a question that's been bugging me for some time.
To sum it up, a (business) capability map is sort of your "...read more
A question that may have many answers: What parts of a transformational Business Architecture would you show to the following people and why: The sponsoring business executive; A business analyst who is working with you; An executive of a business unit that will benefit from the transformation...read more
For each type of audience (stakeholder), we will have to take into cognizance the scope, view and the level of abstraction of the Business Architecture. Scope will not change with audience as it...read more
Michael Porter defines value proposition in his article on the Six Principles of Strategic Positioning:
A company's strategy must enable it to deliver a value proposition, or set of benefits, different from those that competitors offer. Strategy, then, is neither a quest for the universally best...read more
JD / Bambimnoti It has never been a secret that the OMG produces metamodel based exchange standards for vendors and does not produce methodologies. The BASIG, however, is not a standards producing...read more
We recently posted a white paper which promotes a common understanding of business architecture. The white paper is called "Defining Requirements for a Business Architecture Standard" and can be downloaded by using this link - http://brainstorm.leveragesoftware.com/group_file.aspx?FileID=884ae5b82f...read more
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Originally published on March 18 2010 | 0 total posts