Flashcards in Business Architecture / IT Alignment Deck (415)
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.
Provides views into the business systems and services that deliver value to business professionals and customers.
Represents the underlying platforms, languages, operating systems, security software, middleware, and supporting technologies required to enable an overall IT environment.
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.
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
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.
Includes various types of conceptual, logical, and physical data models.
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.
Support numerous critical business capabilities across an enterprise.
Executive reports, business intelligence, or operational roles processed and supported by Excel, Access, or more sophisticated tools are examples of
Augment manual tasks and limitations in data and application architectures.
Often represent crucial automations that should be considered in a business/IT alignment effort.
Informally automate portions of the application architecture and aspects of technical architecture that are beyond IT’s line of sight.
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.
Enables data architecture, application architecture, and shadow systems that directly service business professionals
A secondary consideration in business- driven, business/IT architecture alignment.