What Is Business Architecture?

What Is Business Architecture

What is a Business Architecture? For most architects, this question seems one of the most hardest to understand. The focus area of enterprise architecture focused on defining the future state business model, organization and capabilities/services needed to satisfy ongoing business transformation efforts. An Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) describes the various functions of an organization, the business processes that support those functions, and the relationship among the business processes. The EBA includes the current Business Objectives…

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Seven Biggest Use Case Mistakes

Seven Biggest Use Case Mistakes

— A reprint of an article written by Sharon C. Evans from the Canadian Information Processing Society Magazine Recently I’ve been asked yet again about best practices in writing use cases. I started researching this very topic back in the mid 90’s when there were really only two authors on the subject – Alistair Cockburn and DeChampeaux. They have become the ultimate in theorists, and really don’t make up such…

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Business Architects – In the Driver’s Seat

Business Architects - In the Driver's Seat

Do they Finally Get It? “By 2008, 40% of enterprise architects will have primary expertise in business strategy or process engineering” 2004 Meta Group, Inc. They get it. It took some time, but they get it now. I might generalize and say that most medium size businesses have some sort of architecture function in their midst. I’d go further an say every large business now believes that architecture is the…

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Business Architects In the Driver’s Seat

Business Architects In the Driver's Seat

“By 2008, 40% of enterprise architects will have primary expertise in business strategy or process engineering” 2004 Meta Group, Inc. They get it. Businesses appreciate, accept and now accentuate the role of the architect in their organizations. It took some time, but they get it now. I might generalize and say that most medium size businesses have some sort of architecture function in their midst. I’d go further an say…

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The Solution Architect and the Merger & Acquisition

The Solution Architect and the Merger

Mergers & acquisitions – Calling All Architect’s – We’ve Got a Merger & Acquisition What are your IT Project Priorities – do you have one of those “Yours, Mine & Ours” situations??? What I mean is that when a business decides to buy another company, or merge with one, often there are multiple perspectives to project priorities. If one business arm decides they need a bigger sales force, and another…

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