Learning Pathway: Practitioner

Whether you are transitioning into the business architect role, ready to take your business architecture career to the next level, or are a fully seasoned business architecture expert, we are delighted you’re here. The business architecture journey is an exciting and rewarding one — practiced by an impressive community of professionals who seek to make a difference in their organizations and the world.

If you’re new to it, the whole topic of business architecture can seem a bit overwhelming, but the Practitioner Learning Pathway will break it down for you one step at a time. We will try to get you over the learning curve as quickly as possible, because we know that ultimately your goal as a business architecture practitioner is to deliver real business value and outcomes. On the other hand, if you’re already in the business architecture world, you can skim across the learning pathway for new ideas and insights to inform your thinking and keep up with the latest in global thought. You may also want to focus on the later steps in the learning path for considering career path options, collaborating with others and giving back.

The Practitioner Learning Pathway begins with Steps 1, 2 and 3, which provide a critical foundation for your career and success as a business architecture practitioner. Consider performing Steps 1 and 2 in parallel, and potentially even Step 3, if you are already in the role. In Steps 4 and 5, you become an experienced practitioner and deliver tremendous value to your organization while also shifting mindsets and ways of working that mature over time. Once you’ve achieved a level of competence and success in the role, you can consider career path options in Step 6. Steps 7 and 8 are about collaborating with and giving back to others. This is a great way to advance and bring meaning to your career – and you can start doing so now even if you are not a seasoned expert.

Depending on your situation, your journey as a practitioner may coincide with the journey of your organization’s business practice. If so, refer to the Practice Learning Pathway for other activities and resources within the broader context, especially during Steps 1 through 4.


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