Practice: Start A Practice

In Step 1, the initial business architecture champion(s) and practitioners gain an understanding of what business architecture is and is not, how it can be used and where it fits within an enterprise context. The initial practitioners also attain level 1 Certified Business Architect® certification. (Note: Business architecture practitioners will need a much deeper dive to learn the business architecture discipline and attain level 1 certification as compared to the business architecture practice leaders.

1 Learn & Certify

The key practice-related overview resources are listed below. See Practitioner learning pathway for additional information.


Other Resources and Activities

2 See It In Action

In Step 2, the initial business architecture champion(s) and practitioners delve further to explore the potential value and usage scenarios for business architecture as well as see how other organizations are leveraging it. They also explore related integration points with other disciplines and teams.

Key Resources

Please visit our Library section to explore the list of business architecture usage scenarios. Simply filter by the Usage category. Also, filter by Alignment category to explore the connections to related disciplines and teams. 


Other Resources and Activities

Browse the presentations from previous Business Architecture Innovation Summits shared by other organizations demonstrating how they have leveraged business architecture for value. (See Business Architecture Guild® Public Resources page.)

3 Establish The Value

In Step 3, the initial value proposition and usage scenarios for business architecture specific to the organization is defined, in alignment with strategic priorities. The value of business architecture is articulated in a clear, simple and compelling way for all key stakeholders. For some organizations, this step may also include a potential proof point to demonstrate the value of business architecture in action.


Other Resources and Activities

Next steps: Establish The Foundation