Today’s business architects and designers are rising to the challenges of fast change, enhanced business operations and design of the business for continuing agility.
Quick and effective business change means that Business Architects must know the interconnections among business elements so that as the business model is updated, they can identify what’s impacted and design with deliberate integrity and reuse in mind. To be clear, ‘Agile’ software development, by itself, will not make the business more flexible due to the immense complexity in issues other than software. However, fast software development with an architectural underpinning can enable speed and ease of change later. A solid business architecture that assures the avoidance of redundancy, maximizes the sharing of capabilities and makes best use of supporting resources, is essential. With a sound architectural foundation, business-wide transformation, digitalization and continuous optimization can be accomplished and change efforts can progress smoothly.
A major architectural requirement is to be able to adapt the business operating modeland do so easily. Business Architects must capture and provide the business knowledge to be able to confidently re-configure how work gets done and value gets created. Clarity on business strategy, business capabilities, end to end value streams and business processes, the information tracing across the business, business decisions, technology resources, and human competencies is essential to make required changes without unnecessary risk in the change itself. Business Architects have to be knowledgeable on how all these domains work together to best serve the support of our value streams to deliver stakeholder value.
Without a solid Business Architecture there will certainly be sub-optimization, redundancy and inconsistency across business design and operations with increasing difficulty to change fast later on.
This is a highly participative workshop and will delve into all aspects of Business Architecture, as defined by the Business Architecture Guild’s BIZBOKalong with other established and new methods, leaving the participant with the skills required to make Business Architecture disciplined, repeatable and yet practical.
Special Features of this Class
- Built on BIZBOK principles and acknowledged Business Architecture Best Practices
- This is a pragmatic working class with a case study and workshops
- Be able to sell the concepts upward and reduce internal resistance to change
- Learn a method that scales for both small and large organizations
- Work with Roger Burlton; the most experienced pragmatist in this field