Business Architecture Modeling

"One picture is worth ten thousand words" - Chinese proverb

 

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Napoleon Bonaparte said, "a picture is worth a thousand words".

 

Regardless of who gets the credit for the original quote, the meaning is the same. Human beings are visually oriented. Pictures, diagrams, and visual models are incredibly valuable tools that enhance our understanding.

 

The visual models that result from Business Architecture Modeling deliver value to the organization by enhancing the awareness of key performance issues, strategic planning, product roadmap development, and testing phases of organizational change. Executives, managers, and implementation staff benefit from cross functional awareness, ensuring that the highest priority objectives are addressed as a team with a unified approach. The Information Technology organization is brought into the team as needed to ensure that the IT Architecture supports the Business Architecture.

 

Organizations utilizing Business Architecture Modeling are able to streamline issue analysis and resolution. They benefit from being able to direct scarce funding and personnel resources into projects that delvier the highest value to the organization. Efficient use of resources allows Executives to focus on establishing long term value and building capabilities across the entire enterprise.

 

In some countries, government regulations require that business processes be properly documented. For example, the Sarbanes-Oxley act in the United States requires that certain processes must be well documented. Business Architecture modeling enables companies to capture roles & responsibilities, operations, risks, policies, operational controls, and objectives and then tie these to specific business processes.

 

These are just some of the many motivators that are making companies take a closer look at their processes.

 

In general, business process drivers can be summarized into three major categories:

  • Documentation

  • Analize and Redesign

  • Execution

 

Typical tasks:

  • Strategy maps and KPI's modeling

  • Organization modeling

  • Service/Product modeling

  • Value Chain modeling

  • Process modeling

  • Performance modeling

 

Benefits:

  • Consistent, quality-assured process and IT environment

  • Professional modelers take over time-intensive tasks for you

  • Develop a process and IT environment quickly and efficiently

  • Concentrate on what’s important: optimizing your processes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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