Business Architecture: The Gateway to Transforming an Organization Into an Agile Enterprise

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September 15, 2018

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February 24, 2021

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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.

Organizations struggle with realizing business strategies, particularly when those strategies cross business unit, product, and external business domain boundaries. The question is why? Research shows that, more often than not, failure to realize business strategies is not because the strategies are ill-conceived. Instead, these failures often occur because the scope and impact of those strategies are vague or unknown.

Business architecture changes the game by enabling organizational agility through effective, coordinated translation of business directives into targeted results from strategy formulation through strategy realization. Business architecture allows organizations to frame the scope of business strategies, programs and projects, and related investments from the start in clear, unambiguous terms.

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.

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