Initiative Mapping

Crystal Clear – How To Translate Strategy With Business Architecture

This installment of StraightTalk explores how business architecture can be leveraged to translate strategy into initiatives, including the how-to and the benefits.
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Table diagram showing how strategy is translated into initiatives

Translating Strategy Into Initiatives With Business Architecture

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Scoping Initiatives From An Enterprise Perspective With Business Architecture

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Taking Initiative: How to Leverage Business Architecture for Initiative Planning

Leveraging business architecture for prioritizing, scoping, shaping, sequencing, informing and rationalizing initiatives is one of the most common – and powerful – uses of business architecture. Smart initiative planning is critical to effective strategy execution, and leveraging business architecture for it inherently shifts mindsets in new ways that consider the bigger picture for the enterprise both now and in the future. In this installment of StraightTalk, we will explore just a few different ways in which business architecture can be leveraged for initiative planning.
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Business Architecture: The Gateway to Transforming an Organization Into an Agile Enterprise

This white paper by business architecture industry leaders Whynde Kuehn and William Ulrich illustrates how business architecture can be a gateway for an organization to transform itself into an agile enterprise.

A Map of the World, Part 2: Back to School With Mapping the Extended Business Architecture

Back to business architecture school one more time. In our last installment, we talked about how to map out (a.k.a write down) the “core” business architecture that included capabilities, value streams, organization and information. Here in this installment, we’re going to talk about mapping the “extended” business architecture domains.
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