Business Architecture Practice

Business Architecture Identification and Development (Top Down Approach)

  1. “Teach our Clients to fish, not just fishing for our Clients”
  2. Fact – BA exists, either implicitly (leader mind-meld) or explicitly (articulated/consistent)
  3. Implicit BA is often not consistent, leverage-able, effective, or sustainable
  4. Required for most effective Business and IT alignment
  5. Ensures the optimum allocation of IT resources
  6. Ensures the effective use of Business data and information
  7. Increases company agility and flexibility to add new channels, products, partners, etc.
  8. Ensures Business decision making is comprehensive and “fact based”

Increase Business Agility by creating a Solutions Architecture Program

  1. Business Architecture Office (BAO) Development and Implementation
  2. Create a Solution Portfolio Management Program
  3. Improving the effectiveness of the Project Management Office (PMO)
  4. Improve Business – IT Alignment
  5. IT Reuse and common services to reduce the time to create solutions
  6. Predictable delivery of projects and solutions
  7. Increase the integration of Processes, services, and applications with external partners
  8. Introduce new technologies driven by business needs

Improve the effectiveness of IT as a part of Enterprise Architecture

  1. Address “pain-points” within the IT Department
  2. Reduce the cost of delivering IT “Utility Services”
  3. Investigate alternative IT delivery models (out-task commodity services)
  4. Reduce the complexity of IT
  5. Adopt new technologies
  6. Decrease the time to create/deploy new applications and services
  7. Increase the value from Suppliers and/or lower Supplier costs
  8. Create or improve the IT Disaster Recovery Plan

 Framework Alignment – Integrate all three Architecture “Streams”

  1. Streamline the Governance Processes of the Organization
  2. Increase Supply Chain effectiveness
  3. Increase the utilization of assets including company data
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