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Enterprise Objective Setting

Assess / Refine Business Strategy

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Objective Impact Factor Identification

Assess / Refine Business Strategy

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Objective Tradeoff & Relationship Analysis

Assess / Refine Business Strategy

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Objective Prioritisation

Assess / Refine Business Strategy

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Strategy Mapping

Assess / Refine Business Strategy

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Objective / Action Identification

Determine Assessment Path

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Impact Analysis

Determine Assessment Path

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Product Mapping

Determine Assessment Path

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Business Architecture Impact Analysis

Determine Assessment Path

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Business Architecture Scenario Analysis

Determine Assessment Path

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Assessment Planning

Determine Assessment Path

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Organisation and Resource Mapping

Perform Business Analysis

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Business Capability Mapping

Perform Business Analysis

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Value Stream Mapping

Perform Business Analysis

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Information Mapping

Perform Business Analysis

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Business Performance Analysis

Perform Business Analysis

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Initiative Mapping

Perform Business Analysis

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Current State Business Visualisation

Perform Business Analysis

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Target State Business Vision Articulation

Architect Business Solution

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Business Architecture / Lean Six Sigma Analysis

Architect Business Solution

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Business Architecture / Case Management Design

Architect Business Solution

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Business Architecture / Business Process Design

Architect Business Solution

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Business Driven IT Architecture Definition

Architect Business Solution

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Current State / Target State Transformation Analysis

Architect Business Solution

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Target State Option Analysis & Finalisation

Architect Business Solution

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Initiative Definition

Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Actionable Objectives / Initiative Mapping

Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Initiative Measurement Criteria Creation

Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Initiative Tradeoff / Decision Definition

Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Deployment Team Engagement

Deploy Solution

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Deliverable Development

Deploy Solution

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Current State / Target State Transformation Management

Deploy Solution

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Success Evaluation

Deploy Solution

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The value stream is re-entered every time

A stakeholder triggers the need for a business architecture assisted solution

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The first stage of the Business Architecture value stream stresses the importance of

Establishing business motivations for use of business architecture

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The second stage of the Business Architecture value stream performs

A needs analysis and determines the role business architecture will play going forward, including scenario focus

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The third stage of the Business Architecture value stream establishes

A clear view of the business as it relates to the current state of the business from viewpoints relevant to the scenario at hand

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Stage four of the Business Architecture value stream uses business architecture and related business disciplines

To architect business solutions based on business priorities

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The fifth stage of the Business Architecture value stream defines

Initiatives required to achieve the goals set in stage one and implement the solutions crafted in stage four

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The last stage of the Business Architecture value stream delivers the ultimate degree of stakeholder value–

A deployed solution and confirmation of success

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The stage of the Business Architecture value stream is not meant to encompass all aspects of a software development solution, although there is a capability for addressing business-driven IT architecture definition

Stage 4

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The Business Architecture value stream leverages the three key aspects of the business architecture framework:

Blueprints, scenarios, and the knowledgebase

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Ability to identify and articulate what the business wishes to gain or achieve in clear, concise terms.

Enterprise Objective Setting

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Ability to identify the variables that impact the selection of different options as to what a business wishes to achieve.

Objective Impact Factor Identification

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Ability to analyse the pros and cons of what a business wants to achieve based on limited resources (time, people, and money) and establish clear priorities of one option over another.

Objective Tradeoff & Relationship Analysis

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Ability to prioritise the objective selected.

Objective Prioritisation

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Ability to organise prioritised business objectives into cohesive perspective using a formal framework.

Strategy Mapping

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Understand and assess business goals, identify and clarify business strategy and related objectives, examine tradeoffs between one objective over another, and prioritise objectives based on business criticality.

Value Stage Definition: Assess/Refine Business Strategy

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Need to establish strategy in relation to one or more business issues.

Entrance Criteria: Assess/Refine Business Strategy

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Prioritised set of goals and objectives in relation to an overall business strategy.

Exit Criteria: Assess/Refine Business Strategy

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Based on the objectives identified in the prior stage, define how business architecture can be used to analyse, plan, manage, and orchestrate efforts to achieve these objectives.

Value Stage Definition: Determine Assessment Path

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Prioritised set of goals and objectives in relation to an overall business strategy and related tradeoffs.

Entrance Criteria: Determine Assessment Path

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An assessment plan that states what steps will be taken next and how business architecture fits into this assessment plan.

Exit Criteria: Determine Assessment Path

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Ability to determine the appropriate action to assess a particular objective.

Objective/Action Identification

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Ability to determine the impact the selected objective will have within the firm.

Impact Analysis

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Ability to assess product impacts based on strategy and overall business impacts tied to a change in the products and/or services being offered to customers.

Product Mapping

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Ability to interpret strategic objectives as a basis for determining the aspects of business architecture that need to be analysed as input to an assessment plan.

Business Architecture Impact Analysis

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Ability to interpret business needs and derive a postulated sequence of events that can frame assessment efforts and a related analysis plan.

Business Architecture Scenario Analysis

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Ability to establish an objective-driven plan to analyse the business using the business architecture as a basis for the analysis.

Assessment Planning

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Based on the previously crafted assessment plan, perform an objective-driven business analysis using the business architecture analysis as a frame of reference.

Value Stage Definition: Perform Business Analysis

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Business-driven assessment plan.

Entrance Criteria: Perform Business Analysis

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Assessment findings based on current state view of the business using business architecture.

Exit Criteria: Perform Business Analysis

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Ability to develop the business unit, third party, and related business relationship mappings.

Organization Mapping

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Ability to establish a comprehensive non- redundant blueprint of what the business does with concise definitions and clarity.

Business Capability Mapping

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Ability to establish end-to-end blueprints of how the business furthers the interests of key stakeholders.

Value Stream Mapping

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Ability to identify and map business objects and concepts used as a basis for business communication along with definitions and relationships.

Information Mapping

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Ability to evaluate how well various aspects of the business are meeting business objectives using business architecture as a basis for analysis.

Business Performance Analysis

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Ability to analyse inflight programs and projects and map programs and projects to capabilities and value streams.

Initiative Mapping

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Ability to develop current state business architecture visualisation that tie together strategy, initiative, product, stakeholder, capability, value, information, organisation, and other perspectives as required to visualise business issues and challenges.

Current State Business Architecture Visualisation

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Leverage business architecture assessment and related business analysis and design disciplines to develop a business solution that can address priority business objectives.

Value Stage Definition: Architect Business Solution

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Assessment of findings based on current state view of the business using business architecture.

Entrance Criteria: Architect Business Solution

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Establishment of a defined business architecture and design solutions and a recommended approach to deploying and transitioning to those design solutions.

Exit Criteria: Architect Business Solution

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Ability to communicate business goals and objectives by pairing those goals and objectives with a given business architecture concept, such as a capability or value stream.

Target State Vision Articulation

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Ability to leverage business architecture and business efficiency techniques to influence business solutions.

Business Architecture / Lean Six Sigma Analysis

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Ability to build business architecture influenced design solutions for coordinating work by organising all of relevant pieces into one place.

Business Architecture / Case Management Design

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Ability to build business architecture influenced design solutions that leverage business process analysis and design techniques.

Business Architecture / Business Process Design

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Ability to leverage business architecture to influence and refine target state data, application and solution architectures.

Business-Driven IT Architecture Definition

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Ability to determine the delta between existing and envisioned architecture and designs and assess the difficulties in making the transition from old to new.

Current State / Target State Transformation Analysis

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Ability to develop various target state solution options for meeting priority business objectives.

Target State Option Analysis & Finalization

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Establishes and prioritises initiatives to deploy business vision, driven by business priorities based on ideal architectural and design options.

Value Stage Definition: Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Availability of business architecture and design solutions and recommended approach to deploying and transitioning to those design solutions.

Entrance Criteria: Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Availability of defined, prioritised, and funded business initiatives.

Exit Criteria: Plan and Establish Initiatives

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Ability to identify and define potential programs and projects that can be used to address priority business objectives.

Initiative Definition

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Ability to map initiatives to identified objectives (either strategic or tactical).

Actionable Objectives/Initiative Mapping

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Ability to identify measurement criteria for each potential initiative (opportunity).

Initiative Measurement Criteria Creation

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Ability to develop tradeoff/decision criteria and cost/benefit analysis as a basis for determining which initiatives are best suited to achieving business objectives in a timely, effective manner.

Initiative Tradeoff / Decision Definition

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Based on its prioritisation criteria, manage solution development, deployment, transformation, and success determination.

Value Stage Definition: Deploy Solutions

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Availability of defined, prioritised, and funded business initiatives.

Entrance Criteria: Deploy Solutions

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Successfully deployed solution.

Exit Criteria: Deploy Solutions

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Ability to identify, assemble, engage, manage, and coordinate implementation teams for the purpose of successful deliverable deployment required to realise benefits outlined in the tradeoff/decision criteria.

Deployment Team Engagement

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Ability to implement a particular deliverable or series of deliverables associated with a specific solution which may or may not include new organisational changes, business design concepts, third party involvements, and/or IT options.

Deliverable Deployment

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Ability to transition from the current state environment to the target state environment that minimises disruption and maximises value.

Current State / Target State Transformation Management

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Ability to evaluate the success of a particular deliverable deployment.

Success Evaluation