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A strategic mapping framework supports

Organizational alignment

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A strategic mapping framework improves

Communication and fidelity of objectives

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A strategic mapping framework assists organizations in

Adapting rapidly

4

A strategic mapping framework enables the

Rationalization of initiatives

5

Strategy mapping frameworks support

Capability-centric investment

6

A strategic mapping framework provides the ability to monitor

An organization’s progress towards strategic objectives

7

Capabilities provide businesses with

A common vocabulary

8

Capabilities provide a way to see what is

Common across a business

9

Capabilities enable

Laser-like business investment focus

10

Capabilities serve as a baseline for __, __, and __

strategic planning, change management, and impact analysis

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Capabilities are the basis for __, and __

Transformational design and deployment

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Organization mapping provides organizational context for __, __, and __

issue analysis, planning, and solution deployment

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Organization mapping improves

Strategic planning and investment analysis

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Organization mapping exposes opportunities for improved __ and __

Collaboration and communication

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Organization mapping fills in

The “white space” in the hierarchy chart

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Value maps provide a common baseline for envisioning

How to deliver high visibility stakeholder value

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Value maps provide clear focal points for

Prioritizing how to achieve stakeholder value

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Value maps enable delivery of

Near-term, mid-term, and long-term value to stakeholders

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Value maps provide new and unique ways to

Envision stakeholder engagement

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Value maps enable prioritization and managed

Deployment of business capabilities

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Ability to deliver customer value more effectively is a

Benefit of information mapping

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Improved strategic planning and financial management is a

Benefit of information mapping

23

Communication and collaboration across business units is a

Benefit of information mapping

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Communication and collaboration across business partners is a

Benefit of information mapping

25

Streamlined merger and acquisition deployments is a

Benefit of information mapping

26

Improved integrity of financial and other executive reporting is a

Benefit of information mapping

27

Increased accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of regulatory compliance is a

Benefit of information mapping

28

Initiative maps allow organizations to gain a comprehensive view of

How their investments support strategic investment priorities

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Initiative maps provide visibility into

The alignment of an organization's efforts to pursue its objectives

30

Initiative maps enable portfolio decisions by

Capturing the complex relationships among initiatives

31

Initiative maps support the creation of

Roadmaps to provide horizon-based planning

32

Initiative maps enable

Dynamic reevaluation of in-flight initiatives

33

Product mapping offers visibility into the

Overall product ecosystem

34

Product mapping enables executives to target specific products or product lines in response to a

Given set of business strategies

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Product mapping enables executives to target __ or __ in response to a given set of business strategies

Specific products or product lines

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Product mapping provides a focal point to make __ and __ in conjunction with a given business strategy

Product investment decisions and funding allocation

37

Product mapping provides a focal point to make product investment decisions and funding allocation in conjunction with

A given business strategy

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Product mapping offers a point of focus for

Determining how to improve product performance

39

Product mapping provides a basis for

Streamlining product design, creation, and packaging

40

Product mapping provides an additional viewpoint for

Aligning value-specific context to certain views of the business architecture

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Product mapping offers visibility into

How initiatives positively affect related products or product lines

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Product mapping offers visibility into

How initiatives negatively affect related products or product lines

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Stakeholder mapping provides a context for determining

How to achieve and deliver customer value

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Stakeholder mapping identifies __, __, __, and __ within the context of stakeholder value delivery

Third-party partners, suppliers, agents, and related stakeholders

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Stakeholder mapping offers a perspective on how to prioritize various value streams based on

The stakeholders benefiting from those value streams

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Stakeholder mapping establishes a context for

Externalized resource enablement for certain capabilities

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Stakeholder mapping provides a basis for identifying the

Role of stakeholders that participate in various value stream stages

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Stakeholder mapping highlights specific areas of focus of various internal stakeholders and

How they deliver externally and internally focused value to the business

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Stakeholder mapping offers business executives a concrete set of

Stakeholder focal points as input to strategic planning work

50

Centralizing policy definition and tracking within a formal framework increases

The level of maturity of policy management, policy dissemination, policy enforcement, and policy compliance

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Formalizing the relationship between policy and goals and objectives helps structure strategy in a way that

Aligns to internal and external principles, rules, and regulations

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Formally mapping policy to business units, products, stakeholders, capabilities, and other business perspectives enables management to

Demonstrate policy conformance to management, auditors, and regulators

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Formally mapping policy to __, __, __, __, and other business perspectives enables management to demonstrate policy conformance to management, auditors, and regulators

Business units, products, stakeholders, capabilities,

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Linking priority policies to value streams and capabilities

Highlights focal points for business investments.

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Linking priority policies to __ and __ highlights focal points for business investments.

Value streams and capabilities

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Formalizing the link between policy and initiatives helps

Prioritize initiatives and highlight interdependencies

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Linking policy into an overall business ecosystem and formal business architecture framework facilitates

Creation of holistic metrics and KPIs for executives

58

Business vision and related objectives can be interpreted and addressed effectively through

The formal mapping between business architecture and IT architecture.

59

Business-driven planning can be aligned more effectively to IT strategy through

Business/IT architecture alignment approaches.

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Business/IT alignment enables more effective

planning and funding of IT projects.

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Business architecture provides a framework for ___ that expedite delivery of business value.

Expedited, streamlined business design approaches

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Business architecture provides a framework for expedited, streamlined business design approaches that

Expedite delivery of business value.

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Exposing current state IT architecture that impact business weaknesses, gaps, and risks provides a framework

For more effective, highly focused requirements analysis.

64

Synchronised business/IT alignment enables business driven roadmaps that allow

The business to drive business/IT transformation efforts.

65

Business/IT alignment provides a framework for effective

Application and data architecture management.

66

Brings a robust, business centric focus to the discipline of enterprise architecture

Business Architecture / Enterprise Architecture Alignment Benefit

67

Integrates all aspects of strategic analysis and planning through solution deployment

Business Architecture / Enterprise Architecture Alignment Benefit

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Provides a complete business and IT perspective to issue analysis and cost/benefit analysis

Business Architecture / Enterprise Architecture Alignment Benefit

69

Aligns multiple disciplines across the business and technology teams to maximize investments while optimizing value

Business Architecture / Enterprise Architecture Alignment Benefit

70

Establishes clear traceability from strategic objectives, business impacts, project definition, and requirement analysis

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Enables the business to frame various projects within the context of a comprehensive, business transformation strategy

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Offers a well-articulated frame of reference to define project scoping and phasing from a business perspective

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Provides the business with the context for establishing project return on investment analysis

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Helps shape project scope by providing a comprehensive, consistent, and robust understanding of various aspects of the business tied to a given business objective

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Provides clear insights into current state IT architecture impacts

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Clarifies insights into data architecture and service-oriented architecture articulation and governance

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Provides a framework for requirements analysis, derivation, and reuse

Benefit of Aligning SDLC to Business Architecture

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Allows executives to make better investments in application portfolios

Benefit of Applying Capability Mapping to Application Portfolio Management

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Places application value in a more strategic perspective

Benefit of Applying Capability Mapping to Application Portfolio Management

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Helps determine which applications should stay, be improved, or be retired

Benefit of Applying Capability Mapping to Application Portfolio Management

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Identifies risks, weaknesses, and gaps in the application portfolio from a business perspective.

Benefit of Applying Capability Mapping to Application Portfolio Management

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Business architecture provides a context for transforming business objectives into deployable solutions through

SOA streamlining vision to solution paths.

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Business-driven SOA delivers IT solutions that align more effectively to the business, which in turn create

A more responsive IT environment.

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IT gains a clearer perspective on how to deliver specific business solutions across __ through __.

business units, business architecture. (SOA)

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Value stream / capability mapping to current state architecture provides a perspective as to how to incorporate services into

Legacy IT environments and transform those environments to SOA, and

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Value stream / capability mapping to current state architecture provides a perspective as to how to

Enhance IT to support new business requirements and initiatives.

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Aligning data management practices with business architecture can identify

Quality and security issues to be addressed by data managers.

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The alignment process results in a better understanding of the

Domain of data management by the business architects

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The alignment process results in a better understanding of the

Objectives, structure, and function of the business by data managers.

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The sharing of data and information concerns will lead to better

Business and IT efficiency and can lead to innovative behaviour.

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Provides a common, pre-approved language of business assets from which solution architecture should be built

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Establishes a framework that exists between application, service, and data-related components to further consistent naming, communication, and reuse of solution components

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Identifies prioritized focal points across value streams, capabilities, and information through the use of heat mapping, impact analysis, and value mapping

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Outlines desired transformation from current state to future state, which can be used to drive IT architecture strategy, direction, focus, and investment

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Prevents the narrow scope of an “IT focus” when outlining the direction of an IT solution

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Looks beyond a project-by-project focus to ensure that stakeholder value and business unit strategies are addressed holistically

Benefit of Aligning Solution Architecture to Business Architecture

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Ensures that business goals and IT goals are aligned and synchronized from planning through delivery

Benefit of Business/IT Architecture Transformation

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Focuses IT on delivering sustainable business value while avoiding quick fix solutions that serve to increase technical debt and deliver sub-optimal solutions

Benefit of Business/IT Architecture Transformation

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Provides a business-driven roadmap to guide IT strategy while ensuring that IT spending aligns to business strategy

Benefit of Business/IT Architecture Transformation

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Links IT funding to business-driven strategy, initiatives, and priorities and allows executives to determine where IT spending may not be delivering business value

Benefit of Business/IT Architecture Transformation

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Establishes a frame of reference for balancing and aligning technological investments with business priorities

Benefit of Business/IT Architecture Transformation

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Business architecture provides a framework for process governance at an enterprise level.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture/process mapping establishes insights in process redundancy across business units and organisations.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture/process mapping surfaces differences in overlapping or related processes.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture provides a top-down business perspective for planning process related work, changes, and improvements.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture/process mapping enables multiple teams to benefit from process improvements made by other teams.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture/process mapping delivers insights into business transformation as it relates to value delivery.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture provides process modelling teams with an aggregate perspective to envision where multiple, parallel workflows may need to be active across the business.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture enables process management teams to determine quickly which capabilities may be improved at various points in the value delivery cycle.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture pinpoints capability-related business weaknesses and limitations that signal potential process improvement opportunities.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Business architecture enables process teams to assess where critical information is involved in various processes, through the mapping sequence of value stream to capability to information mapping.

Benefit of Aligning Business Processes with Business Architecture

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Provides a context for replicating and reusing LSS work across business units and product lines.

Value stream / Lean Value Stream mapping

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Provides a context for determining that business unit rationalisation/consolidation rather than Lean replication/reuse may be more appropriate in the circumstances.

Value stream / Lean Value Stream mapping

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Ensures that upstream and downstream activities, stakeholders, and other factors are incorporated into lean work.

A value stream perspective

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Deliver a framework for LSS projects, benefits analysis, and collaboration across business areas.

Value stream views

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Offers an implementation context for recommendations related to a given business architecture value stream.

LSS

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Leverage capability mappings to identify reusable concepts and, optionally, technology requirements needed to fully "lean" a Lean Value Stream.

LSS deployments

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Enabling management to monitor progress toward the objectives outlined in the business strategy.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Providing insight into which initiatives are working and which ones are not working to drive and enable those outcomes.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Surfacing why things are working well or not well so that alternative approaches can be chosen or the path being followed can be corrected.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Delivering metrics that show how effectively and how quickly an organisation is progressing toward its operational targets.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Creating a basis for determining the unintended consequences of actions being taken to pursue an objective.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Offering insights into root cause analysis.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Enabling predictive determination of future actions based on quantitative analysis of past results.

Benefit of Business Performance Measurement

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Shared business vocabulary offers analysts and business stakeholders a common language and context from which to build requirements, reducing confusion that stems from different stakeholders each having a unique vocabulary. This also eliminates the need to redefine business concepts from project-to-project.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Business concepts such as capability, value stream, organisation, and information enable analysts to establish a more complete scope of a given requirement during initial planning sessions through deployment, reducing the risk of misinterpreting scope.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Business architecture provides a framework for evaluating business investments within and across portfolios. This provides a holistic view of the strategic business roadmaps and key performance indicators that guide project scope, sequencing and context.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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In turn, this framework formalises the traceability of requirements from strategic direction through solution deployment. Portfolio-based analysis can be leveraged by enterprise business analysis, as well as within a portfolio to ensure appropriate alignment of requirements effort and focus.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Value streams provide clarity as to how a given business requirement delivers value to specific business stakeholders, providing input to a project business case. This value perspective can also be utilised in building requirements as a focal point of requirement value and relevancy.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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User stories and use cases, framed within the context of value streams and capabilities, enable analysts to define a clearer set of requirements acceptance criteria.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Business architecture provides a shared context across business teams and business units as input to requirements, ensuring that conflicting or overlapping requirements are addressed appropriately across business boundaries.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Business architecture heat maps and impact ratings allow analysts to prioritise requirements based on business need and impact.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Business architecture enables informed business decisions through the identification of capability gaps/overlaps, misalignment between value propositions, and delivery channels. Business architecture / IT architecture mapping pinpoints the impact of artefacts to be built or modified within the scope of a given project.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Improved categorisation of requirements using business architecture limits variation in requirement definition and structure from analyst to analyst. In turn, this allows for better reuse of requirements across projects and business units, and builds incremental knowledge within each capability.

Benefit of Business Architecture and Requirements Alignment

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Enables the business architect role to be formally recognized and differentiated from other roles, lending further credibility to the role and the discipline

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Articulates the value of a business architect

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Creates consistency during the hiring process by creating a common definition and expectation of the role

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Provides a way to assess and improve business architect competencies and performance

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Defines a career path for business architects

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Provides a common industry definition which can be aligned with other enterprise architecture roles and roles in related disciplines

Benefit of Business Architect Role Definition

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Rapid analysis of a complete view of that aspect of the business which includes end- to-end stakeholder value delivery coupled with what the business must do to deliver that value

Benefit of value stream / capability mapping

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Value stream driven priorities enable management to prioritize certain capabilities need to improve those value streams

Benefit of value stream / capability mapping

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Value stream stages requiring the same widely-used capabilities help to highlight where businesses can maximize investments in capability improvement

Benefit of value stream / capability mapping

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Value streams highlight where certain capabilities may be missing or were accidently missed during capability mapping

Benefit of value stream / capability mapping