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Does Agile Need Architecture To Be Successful?

by Scott Comte in BAtimes.com

On a recent Agile training course, the instructor opened the session by saying “Agile without a plan is just chaos!”

I would like to propose that Agile without effective Architecture will eventually lead to chaos, particularly if organisations try to scale their Agile practices without some form of guiding framework.

The fundamental [...]

January 31st, 2018|About BA|0 Comments

Digital Transformation: New Realities Require New Architecture

Whitepaper written by Michael Rosen and Daniel Lambert

Innovation is accelerating. As much as 75% of the current companies that are part of today's S&P500 index may be replaced within 10 years from now. Corporations are significantly increasing their Digital Transformation investments to catch up or stay up. More and more are becoming digital [...]

January 2nd, 2018|About BA, Retail|0 Comments

Establishing Business Architecture Standards: An Industry Imperative

Read this whitepaper written by William Ulrich and Daniel Lambert.

Standards, based on core principles, best practices, and the collective experiences of communities of practice, form the basis for advancing the maturity of a given discipline. As that discipline matures and the community of practice grows, standards serve as a critical foundation for enabling scalability [...]

November 9th, 2017|About BA|0 Comments

Demystifying Strategy: Business Architecture + Client Experience = Magic

made by Alyson Riley Roth and Kristin Schroeder on SlideShare

Take a look at this presentation made at the Building Business Capability conference in Orlando in November 2017.

Business architecture and client experience together bring clarity and focus to ambiguous and challenging business strategy. It’s hard work, but once you’re there it’s unicorns & puppies.

Take [...]

November 7th, 2017|About BA, Healthcare|0 Comments

Optimize Your Customer Journeys Using Personas and Business Architecture

Read this whitepaper written by Bao Do and Daniel Lambert.

The use of customer personas is now very common among large corporations in digital marketing, but a lot less elsewhere. Yet, the use of personas throughout customer digital journeys from beginning to end is now possible using the discipline of Business Architecture, involving Capabilities, Value [...]

October 28th, 2017|About BA|0 Comments

Starting Business Architecture in your Organization with Amy Crockett

video with Amy Crockett on the IASA website

Take a look at this video on how to start your Business Architecture practice in your Organization with Amy Crockett.

My name is Amy Crockett, and I am the Director of Enterprise Business Architecture at VF Corporation. The reason I would say you would want to listen to [...]

September 30th, 2017|About BA, Manufacturing|0 Comments

Business Architecture-Driven Digital Transformation Maturity

by Neil McEvoy on Sys-Con Media

With Toys R Us joining the ranks of businesses that fail to adapt to digital competition it would seem obvious that lacking a clear digital strategy today is a negligent death wish.

However despite this obvious threat, not all organizations are catching on. HBR reports in 2017 that:

“the average investment [...]

September 22nd, 2017|About BA|0 Comments

The Value of Business Architecture: New Mindset, New Results

by Whynde Kuehn on S2E Consulting's website

The need for business architecture has never been greater than it is now. Most organizations have evolved to become tremendously complex structures, which are now colliding with a world where constant change is the new normal. This in-depth white paper explores how business architecture is essential for simplifying [...]

September 19th, 2017|About BA|0 Comments

Cisco Tackles Business Architect Skills

by Tom Kaneshige on the VARguy.com website

Hoping to seize on the top priority in digital transformation, Cisco has created new “business architect” training and certifications. These classes are essentially designed to bridge technical architecture principles with business goals and outcomes.

Cisco’s three business architect certifications – analyst, specialist, and practitioner – are simply a sign [...]

September 19th, 2017|About BA, Telecom|0 Comments

What Is IT Governance? A Formal Way to Align IT & Business Strategy

by Kim Lindros in CIO.com

IT governance is a formal framework that provides a structure for organizations to ensure that IT investments support business objectives. The need for formal corporate and IT governance practices across U.S. organizations was fueled by the enactment of laws and regulations, including the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, [...]

July 31st, 2017|About BA|0 Comments