Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture
Widely held as the most important Business Architecture book to date, the authors illustrate the discipline’s transformation from IT Enterprise Architecture to a business imperative necessary for rapid response to change.
Business and Dynamic Change
The Arrival of Business Architecture
This book represents the collaborative work of the industry’s top experts, and thought leaders. As explained in the Foreword by best-selling author Keith Swenson, Chair of the Business Architecture Working Group, “The chapters in this book are from visionaries who see the need for business leaders to define their organizations to be agile and robust in the face of external changes.”
Swenson adds,”The people making the architecture cannot know the pressures that will be faced. Instead, it must support leaders and executives within the organization to make consistently good decisions on how to adapt their practices. The architecture is not a plan that anticipates all the decisions, instead it embodies a set of core guiding principles that enable decision making.”
Part One The Big Picture of Architecture
* Business Architecture Information Necessity
* Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight
* Making Sense of the Architecture Jungle
* Converting Decision to Action
* Design and Reengineering of Business: An Engineering Approach
* Building a Foundation for Business Architecture
* How Business Architecture Enables Agility in a Dynamic Market
Part Two Where the Rubber Meets the Road
* Linking Architectures for Business Results
* Database Reverse Engineering for Business Due Diligence
* Heat-mapped Value Streams as the Translation from Strategy to Action
* Applying Architecture to Business Transformation and Decision-making: Case Aalto University
* Business Architecture for Process-Oriented Learning in Public Administration
* Leveraging Architecture Federation to Increase the Value and Use of Architecture
* BA Practical Data Governance
Understand that the term “business” used this way is not limited to for-profit enterprises but includes all forms of organizations that have a strategic need to accomplish goals. Pragmatically speaking, business architecture is the conceptual understanding that people have on why particular choices were made in forming the organization in a particular way.
This book will help you understand your options and how to relate them to your own organization.
Who should read this book?
This book will stimulate your thinking about a more complete approach to business architecture. As such, it is imperative reading for executives, managers, business analysts, and IT professionals that require an understanding of the structural relationships of the components of an enterprise.