Business Architecture / IT Alignment Flashcards Preview

CBA > Business Architecture / IT Alignment > Flashcards

Flashcards in Business Architecture / IT Alignment Deck (415)
Loading flashcards...

Business/IT architecture alignment is the fundamental link that enables ___ to be translated into IT architectural concepts and deployable solutions.

Business strategy, vision, design, and requirements


Business/IT architecture alignment is the fundamental link that enables business strategy, vision, design, and requirements to be translated into

IT architectural concepts and deployable solutions.


Have direct, traceable, and unambiguous relationships to IT application and data architecture.

Capabilities, value streams, and information concepts


Business/IT architecture alignment enables IT to leverage strategic impacts on the business architecture to drive __, __, __, and __ as appropriate to a given business strategy.

IT architecture planning, decision making, evolution, and transformation


The four aspects of IT architecture (___) collectively enable and automate business capabilities, value streams, and information concepts.

Application, data, technical and shadow system domains


Is a blueprint of the data and related data structures business professionals rely on to run the business.

Data architecture


Provides views into the business systems and services that deliver value to business professionals and customers.

Application architecture


Represents the underlying platforms, languages, operating systems, security software, middleware, and supporting technologies required to enable an overall IT environment.

Technical architecture


Lie beyond the line of sight of IT and create a fourth category of automation deployed by the business and frequently omitted from representations of IT architecture.

Shadow systems


The most visible aspect of IT architecture to the business and is comprised of in-house application software and services, third party software, and external systems such as found within cloud implementations

Application architecture


Deployment of reusable, automated business services that can be leveraged broadly across any number of front-end, process automation, case management, and other automation environments is a sign of

Higher IT maturity


When workflow rules are externalised and decoupled from application deployments, providing improved agility for modifying state transition and workflow automation there is

Higher IT maturity


Includes the formal and informal representations of the data used by the business.

Data architecture


Includes various types of conceptual, logical, and physical data models.

Data architecture


Represented by additional drawings, data layouts, or physical deployment views.

Current state data representations


Data architecture is an important component in a robust IT architecture because it formalises __ and enables __.

the management of business information, deployment of agile application architecture.


Ensures that data architecture reflects business information so that rapid, flexible access to information is established as the norm in organisations and not as the exception.

Evolving data architectures from information concepts


Flexible information access enables more effective __, __, __, __, and timely __ to customers and other key stakeholders.

Customer management, financial reporting, market analysis, competitive analysis, and timely delivery of products and services


Any business-owned, business-maintained technology not under IT stewardship.

Shadow system


Support numerous critical business capabilities across an enterprise.

Shadow systems


Executive reports, business intelligence, or operational roles processed and supported by Excel, Access, or more sophisticated tools are examples of

Shadow systems


Augment manual tasks and limitations in data and application architectures.

Shadow systems


Often represent crucial automations that should be considered in a business/IT alignment effort.

Shadow systems


Informally automate portions of the application architecture and aspects of technical architecture that are beyond IT’s line of sight.

Shadow systems


Data often resides within shadow systems that do not

Exist within the formal view of data architecture.


Shadow systems can be thought of as the ___, often resulting in shadow architectures that are misaligned with formal data and application architectures.

Opaque application and data architectures


Analogous to the wiring and plumbing that runs through a building, ship, or city.

Technical architecture


Enables data architecture, application architecture, and shadow systems that directly service business professionals

Technical architecture


A secondary consideration in business- driven, business/IT architecture alignment.

Technical architecture


If improvements or transformation requirements can be established from an application and data architecture perspective, IT can apply best practices to

define and implement a technical architecture that enables the appropriate application and data architectures.