High priority business capabilities and initiatives (programs, projects) must be aligned with business imperatives. Use the Strategy Alignment Map Template to draw a strategy map visualizing how your high priority capabilities and initiatives support your business imperatives.
Raise a concern with the business, and suggest verifying the business strategy and its execution, if you discover:
- Business imperatives that are not supported by high-priority capabilities or initiatives.
- Business capabilities that do not support business imperatives.
- Business initiatives that do not support business imperatives or aim to improve high priority business capabilities.
If your strategy map analysis has prompted the business to revamp its strategy to achieve greater alignment, communicate it as a value proof point to demonstrate enterprise architecture’s contribution to business value.