An introduction into the design of business using business architecture

On Tuesday the 24th of September 2013, I delivered an Open Group webinar titled ‘Discovering Business Architecture’. I have received a number of queries and would therefore like to address some of these with a summary of the presentation which includes the webinar slide pack (via Slide Share) and the webinar video recording.  In this presentation, I provide you with a fairly accelerated overview into some of the tools, language, techniques and basic principles for defining core artefacts for the business architecture discipline.

The presentation:

  • Sets the context and landscape of the business architecture discipline;
  • Introduces you to the challenges that both business and the architects supporting them are facing;
  • Gives you an overview of a method and technique to help you with the development of the “utility layer” of business architecture; in other words the foundational must have’s;
  • Shows you the core artefacts that are needed to link strategy and execution;
  • Gives you an indication of the types of overlays and questions you can address using your business motivation model and business anchor model.

We have found that our course, as well as this summarised webinar has relevance to individuals with the term business in their title (business process improvement, business optimization, business planning, business analyst, business architect, business support representative) as well as those individuals that operate in the enterprise architecture and PMO space.

Webinar Video Recording

The content delivered in this webinar is just a snapshot of what we offer in our Applied Business Architecture course experience. In the course, we help to develop a practical understanding of strategic context through applied learning. We teach you how to represent different overlays to answer questions around value, complexity, investment across the organization, pain points, dependence and sequencing. Throughout the course modules we build, document and prototype multiple artefacts such as the business motivation model, a business model, a business value system and corresponding value chain and a capability model which are then communicated to the business stakeholders.

Slide Share presentation

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