Overviews & FABAQs

Gantt-style diagram showing levels of business architecture involvement relative to enterprise strategy to execution

Strategy To Execution & Related Team Involvement

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The Business Architecture Team

This essential white paper provides practical guidance and useful best practices to successfully establish a business architecture team within an organization. The work is based on more than a decade and a half of firsthand experience with business architecture teams around the world, as well as work with various industry bodies and thought leaders. This comprehensive guide addresses top questions business architecture leaders and practitioners typically ask, and provides the necessary guidance for a successful business architecture journey. Original Publish Date: 30 November 2017
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The Strategy Execution Metanoia: A New Approach for Translating Strategy Into Action With Business Architecture

In today’s highly competitive business environment where constant change is the new normal, the imperative for unified business direction has never been more important. Yet all-too-many enterprises have siloed business practices. These isolated business units, product lines, or other organizational constructs hamstring strategic execution that in turn leads to sub-optimal customer experiences, expensive redundancy, increased time to market and reduced competitiveness. What if strategy execution were approached from an enterprise perspective instead of in silos? This essential white paper explores business architecture as a means to integrated business direction that is collectively architected, prioritized and planned from a business-driven, top-down approach. Original Publish Date: 30 April 2017
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The Value of Business Architecture: New Mindset, New Results

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, essential white paper explores how business architecture is essential for simplifying organizations and enabling a more effective approach to executing business direction. Original Publish Date: 31 March 2017 Revised: 12 March 2018
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The Business Architecture Practice: A Practical Approach to Establish and Mature Your Internal Practice

Designed for business architecture practice leaders and business architecture practitioners, this essential white paper provides a pragmatic perspective on how to establish and mature a business architecture practice. Original Publish Date: 21 February 2017
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Data visualization of common pain points in business architecture

Survey: Common Pain Points Experienced Within Business Architecture Practices

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Breaking Down Business Architecture: 5 Things to Know

This ​​​​​​​article lays out the top five foundational things you need to know about business architecture.
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Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance: Crucial Business Architecture Topics for Bridge Building

There are topics that can make us scratch our business architecture heads. This installment of StraightTalk explores a few of them with the intent of creating clarity and understanding so that we can come together and move forward.
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The FABAQ Redux, Part 3 – FAQs on the Business Architecture Practice and Role

Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions (FABAQ) are all about providing answers to the burning questions about business architecture. This installment focuses on questions related the business architecture practice and role.
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The FABAQ Redux, Part 2 – FAQs on Business Architecture Knowledgebase Plus Alignment

Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions (FABAQ) are all about providing answers to the burning questions about business architecture. This installment focuses on questions related the business architecture knowledgebase and alignment with other disciplines.
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