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BA Group: Feedback on Business Architecture Body of Knowledge is highly supportive of the Body of Knowledge work currently underway by the Business Architecture Guild. Although the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge will be a work in progress in the short-term - we're interested in your feedback. Share your thoughts, suggestions more
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posted 2 years 8 weeks ago
How can i have a copy of this table of contents?read more
Authored by: Gregg Rock |  Originally published on March 8 2012 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Capability Model Examples

Is there a robust and detailed example or case study of a “capability model” with its supporting mapping to business processes available with the “point and click” of my mouse in the public domain? Perhaps some of these examples are available in books or in web sites requiring a paid more
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posted 2 years 43 weeks ago
I dont know of any click and play models, and none that link capabilities to processes has a process decomposition for a number of industries has the old more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 8 total posts

BA Group: What is a “value stream stage” and what is its purpose?

This term is defined in the Business Architecture Glossary located at: It defines a value stream stage (found under “stage”) as “A distinct, identifiable phase or step within a value stream that has a unique name, more
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posted 2 years 23 weeks ago
Interesting thinking, so the purpose of business is to create a customer, it does make sense on Value Stream as An end-to-end collection of activities that create a result for a customer, who may more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Business Architecture and Integration

One easy to understand definition of architecture was provided by Ivar Jocabson in his book 'The Object Advantage: Business Process Reengineering with Object Technology.' In its most simple terms, an architecture represents one element linked to other elements to form, collectively, a more
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posted 2 years 35 weeks ago
Ralph, in the work that I am currently doing, I am trying to build a set of relationships into a "line of sight" along the path of business strategy<->IT strategy<->business more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 3 total posts

BA Group: Love is sweeter the second time around: Revisiting BUCs

What's your favorite tool or technique to elicit busines requirements that creates deliverables that are valuable yet reusable? I have to admit, I fell in love (again) with Business Use Case (BUC) models when I transitioned from Business Analyst to Business Architect. Some of you may more
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posted 1 year 50 weeks ago
Well, Fly me to the moon!! Currently, my business colleagues understand and value system use cases/models. They haven't been provided with sufficient delineation between System and Business Use more
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, DBA, PMP, CBAP |  Originally published on November 7 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Shared Vocabulary a foundation for business architecture

In Diana Krohn's new article, Terminology Wars: Coming to Terms with our Terms (see link below), she discusses the importance of terminology and vocabulary. If I were state what I believe to be the most important principle of business, it is that of a common vocabulary. This concept applies more
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posted 3 years 14 weeks ago
Good points, and Diana has given a good overview of the excellent Business Architecture work at United Airlines at some recent symposia. We see the lexicon issues as one driver for knowing up more
Authored by: William Ulrich |  Originally published on October 6 2011 | 1 total posts

BPM Group: How Should IT Embrace BPM?

What are the major challenges encountered when introducing the BPM discipline and approach to a company’s existing approach to using information technology to improve operations? For example, what issues do you face when planning to integrate the BPM approach to existing approaches more
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posted 2 years 22 weeks ago
IT must be fully engaged in any BPM initiative to be more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on June 9 2011 | 2 total posts

BA Group: Business Architecture

I see a lot of discussion around Business Architecture (BA) initiatives these days. We all hear about various BA artifacts such as models of functions, processes, value streams, capabilities, organizations, and etc. and how important they are to the BA. My current BrainStorm article at more
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posted 2 years 6 weeks ago
Hello All, how do we make an impact in this role in my organisation.None of our competitors currently have a business architecture team.We need a clear line between architecture and more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on June 3 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Reminder: Business Architecture Group Meeting - Friday 6/10/11 @ 10AM PT - Register to Join Us

There is still time to register for our upcoming Business Architecture Group Meeting on Friday 6/10/11 @ 10AM PT. If you haven't already click here to register: . Practitioner Panel: Business Architecture Trends & more
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posted 46 weeks 3 days ago
Cox said there were now online toolkits hackers could buy on the internet for them to break into bank accounts. But he also sought to allay concerns that Republicans only will cut more
Authored by: Carla Roddy |  Originally published on June 2 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Toss the Capability Map and Focus on Organizational Relationships

The topic name is meant to be controversial and elicit discussion; the proposal here is not to completely get rid of Capability Maps but rather to assess the merits of the Org Map as a better means to drill down to actionable Business Architecture. Over the last couple years, I've seen more
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posted 3 years 35 weeks ago
J. Bryan -- The organization view is one leg of the business architecture stool along with capability map, value streams and information assets. It is often overlooked so it is useful to bring more
Authored by: Joseph Lail |  Originally published on May 23 2011 | 10 total posts

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