Why Read This
Value streams and capability maps are both business architecture tools that can create a platform for strategic discussion and executive decision-making. Architects, business analysts, and process professionals with only one model of the business are shortchanging their business executives by creating limited views of their operational and strategic environments. Business architects should select the viewpoint that fits the problem best and, when appropriate, link that view to others to create a broader perspective and deeper level of insight. Business architects leading change initiatives should move quickly to build a portfolio of tools that encompass both a process and capabilities view.