Take a Hold of your Enterprise Future and Architect your Business Change Strategy

Take a Hold of your Enterprise Future and Architect your Business Change Strategy

New technologies are changing the way we do business, changing the way we interact with things We are intertwining digital tools with everyday life and everyday business processes, creating a world of connected things and connected people. Organizations also are becoming more connected, forming stronger partnerships to deliver smarter value to customers and clients. As often quoted from Darwin’s theory of

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Enabling Successful Business Change with Enterprise Architecture

Enabling Successful Business Change with Enterprise Architecture

How successfully does your organization implement strategic business change initiatives? A recent study[1] by the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed that only 56 percent of strategic initiatives meet the original goals and business intent. Advances in digital technology will continue to enable all kinds of new products and services and inspire innovative strategies, but will your organization be able to successfully

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Is the Business Model Canvas a useful tool in an Enterprise Architect’s toolbox?

Is the Business Model Canvas a useful tool in an Enterprise Architect’s toolbox?

Frank is Director of Strategic Planning at an insurance company and he is very stressed. The company has had significant challenges recently with implementing strategic initiatives effectively and the C-suite has set an aggressive customer service transformation target. Frank knows he is on the hook for a robust implementation plan that will span multiple service offerings. If he nails this

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Quick Strategy Assessments and Scoping with Business Capability Wheels

Quick Strategy Assessments and Scoping with Business Capability Wheels

The Business Capability Alignment Wheel is a quick and effective means to scope and describe what is needed within an enterprise to achieve strategic direction. Once the strategic direction is articulated, and  the key  business results or success measures that contribute to achievement of the strategic direction are defined, you are ready to use the Strategic Business Capability Wheel. Step 1

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Business Architecture enables Tactical “doers” to implement Strategy – Part 2

Upon reading the article titled As Chocolate Is To Peanut Butter, Strategy Is To Tactics, by Nacie Carson, author of The Finch Effect, two questions came to mind. How does the team leader/manager identify which of their organization’s strategic outcomes they can impact, either directly or indirectly and how much  impact can they actually have? How can companies “crowd source”

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Business Architecture enables Tactical “doers” to implement Strategy – Part 1

I just read an interesting article by Nacie Carson, author of The Finch Effect, on the need of operational teams to act tactically in support of strategy. In this article titled As Chocolate Is To Peanut Butter, Strategy Is To Tactics, she particularly focuses on the ability of the team leader to straddle both strategic thinking and tactical action. Two questions

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What is Business Architecture?

What is Business Architecture? Business Architecture, in a nutshell, is an approach to describe the structure and behaviour of a business that results in a clearly defined map to get from where the business is to where it wants to be. It commonly does this through a set of integrated models that answer the key Who, What and Why questions

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