Trends Report

The Business Architect: Your Catalyst For Spearheading Business Process Transformation

August 4th, 2011
JR
John Rymer
AP
Alexander Peters, Ph.D.
With contributors:
Clay Richardson , Mary Gerush , Connie Moore , Derek Miers , Jeff Scott

Summary

If you've not yet heard the term "business architect" in your travels, you soon will. Whether business architects report into the business or IT, this emerging role will help usher in organizations' transition from IT to business technology (BT). Working with the firm's most senior business process executive — the change agent — and senior business stakeholders, the business architect already plays a key part in shaping and fostering continuous improvement and business transformation initiatives. If you are a business process change agent in charge of transformation or continuous improvement, recognize and support your organization's business architect and you'll win a powerful ally, knowledgeable resource, and key business process management (BPM) team member. If you are a business analyst, process analyst, or process architect and aspire to go further in a business process career field, target the business architect position as your long-term career goal and you'll be on the road to becoming one of your organization's most important business process transformation leaders.

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