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The Business Capability Map: The “Rosetta Stone” of Business IT Alignment

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By William Ulrich, Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium & Michael Rosen, Director, Enterprise Architecture Practice An Introduction to Business Architecture Business architecture, in general, and capability mapping, in particular, have injected clarity into the complex business/IT transformation puzzle. The business capability provides the link between two complex, yet disparate, environments: business architecture and IT architecture. This

BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

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By William Ulrich, TSG, Inc. and BAA, Inc. & Whynde Kuehn, S2E Transformation Inc. and BAA, Inc. An Introduction to Business Architecture Business architecture is drawing significant interest from a wide variety of organizations worldwide. Yet business architecture is often misperceived as to its uses, origins, and value proposition. These misperceptions are the biggest barrier

Business Architecture: Putting “Business” into Enterprise Architecture

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By William M. Ulrich, President, Business Architecture Guild & Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group By some estimates, there are more than one million professionals worldwide classified as business or Information Technology (IT) architect collectively falling under the umbrella category of “Enterprise architect.” They can interpret and shape deployment of business

A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK® Guide)

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Purpose of the BIZBOK® Guide A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide) provides an industry standard framework for business architecture practitioners and individuals who wish to use business architecture to address business challenges. This practical guide comes in the form of best practices, gleaned from numerous companies and business architecture leaders.

Business Architecture’s Role in Crisis, Risk, and Compliance Management

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Written by William Ulrich Every business must deal with crisis, risk, and compliance challenges. Teams chartered with addressing these challenges are often split across business units and regions, which fragments crisis, risk, and compliance management efforts. Business unit silos and related complexities obscure ecosystem transparency, which in turn constrain an organization’s ability to identify risks,

Ten Steps To Design A Powerful Business Architecture Practice

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Written by Jeff Scott, President, Business Innovation Partners Since the 1990s, the importance of agility in the success of organizations has gradually come into the spotlight. As a result, more and more organizations are striving to increase their agility. This article serves as a foundation for a series of upcoming articles aimed at helping organizations

The Four Dimensions of Business Agility

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Written by Bernard Gagnon, President, ASATE Group & Pierre Hadaya, Vice-president, ASATE Group Since the 1990s, the importance of agility in the success of organizations has gradually come into the spotlight. As a result, more and more organizations are striving to increase their agility. This article serves as a foundation for a series of upcoming

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change.

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Written by Ian Ure, a Senior Strategic Change & Innovation Advisor focused on translating strategy into meaningful execution. Setting The Scene Perched in Starbucks, I was humming away reading a John Kotter book called XLR8. The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in

The Business Architecture Ecosystem & Metamodel

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Written by William Ulrich, President , TSG, Inc Business architecture ties together a diverse ecosystem that represents your enterprise from a wide variety of perspectives. These include strategies, tactics and goals; business units; semantics and rules; capabilities, value chains and processes; projects and initiatives; and customers and suppliers. These business “artifacts”, along with the relationships among these artifacts,

Defining the term “Business Architecture”

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Written by  Ralph Whittle, Enterprise Business Architect & Independent Consultant Organizations which are frequently involved in M&A activities can develop templates which will speed up the development of the PMI Matrices and Initiatives for each new M&A project. How does one define the term “Business Architecture” (BA)?  Before an enterprise undertakes a Business Architecture initiative,