How Do We Drive Greater Value from Business Architecture?

by Matt Burke, on Feb 21, 2018 4:22:42 PM

How do you measure the value of business architecture? 

This is a constant question I get from our customers. It is also proven to be quite a challenge to answer.Business Architecture - Driving Greater Business Value

My response has changed over time as Business Architecture teams have become more mature and evolved into engineering “high performance” businesses and teams.

In his book "Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Business and in Life", John G. Miller presents an alternative way to look at our problems (or challenges) and encourages us to ask different, but better questions about them.

In the case of Business Architecture, a more reasonable question might be “how do we drive greater value from Business Architecture?”

 

At Accelare, we strongly believe that Business Architects should provide a repeatable method for the business to connect its strategy to the project investment plan – through the use of business capabilities.  We refer to this as the Strategy-to-Execution Process.  The reality is this process is missing in most companies or not well defined and understood – it creates a real significant gap.   And while many business architecture teams have various tools in their toolkits, they commonly struggle to consistently manage and sustain forward progress because they lack a cohesive process and central mechanism to manage progress across cross organizational teams.

 

Over the next few months, Jeff Scott and I will be socializing how Business Architecture can develop a clear plan to drive greater value for their business constituents.  Stay tuned as we will be offering a series of blogs followed by a webinar.  In the meantime, click below to pre-register and we will send the details once we confirm the date .

 

 

 

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