Business architecture is not just a tool to create a unified language between business and IT. Business architecture is a set of planning techniques that connect strategy to execution in a manner that is accurate and traceable and promotes the efficient use of organizational resources. This blueprint will help you improve alignment between the business and IT by following our Engage-Model-Drive methodology:
Engage your stakeholders.
- Recognize the opportunity for architecture work, analyze the current and target states of your business strategy, and identify and engage the right stakeholders.
Model the business in the form of architectural blueprints.
- Apply business architecture techniques such as strategy maps, value streams, and business capability maps to design usable and accurate blueprints of the business.
Drive business architecture forward to promote real value to the organization.
- Assess your current projects to determine if you are investing in the right capabilities. Conduct business capability assessments to identify opportunities and to prioritize projects.
Use business architecture to gain a clear understanding of your business strategy and better align IT with the business.