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Identify Essential Methods For Your Business Architecture Program

September 7, 2012

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  • By Derek Miers
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Julian Keenan

Why Read This Report

Business architecture (BA) is the practice through which an organization adds analytical rigor to the planning and decision-making surrounding change. Whether changes are driven by competitive pressures, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), operational excellence, customer centricity, risk reduction, technology rationalization, or cost cutting, business architecture efforts help guide change while resolving conflicting objectives. Without a structured approach for translating strategic intent into effective execution, inevitably, the business will waste time and resources as it reinvents approaches and models. With a structured approach, the organization can assess how it approaches and executes organizational change initiatives, improving its abilities over time by adding or subtracting methods and approaches. While there is a wide variety of methods and techniques, this report outlines the core set that an effective business architecture practice needs to develop.

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Table of Contents

  • Business Change Is Constant — Success Requires Repeatable Methods
  • Five Types Of Perspectives Form The Essence Of Business Architecture
  • Connecting The Dots — How BA Methods Enrich Each Other

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