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Measurable amount of work performed to convert inputs into outputs.



A diagramming technique used to organize a group of related statements, terms or business artifacts into categories based upon some underlying similarities among the items.

Affinity Diagram


A collection of software assets that automates and enables a bounded set of capabilities and is identifiable by name and other characteristics.



The discipline applied to managing software assets to justify and measure the financial benefits of each application in comparison to the costs of the application's maintenance and operations.

Application Portfolio Management


A strategic planning and management system used to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor organization performance against strategic goals

Balanced Scorecard


Usually 100% allocated to Lean Six Sigma projects. They provide leadership to the project team and ensure that communication occurs across project teams. They manage the Lean Six Sigma project.

Black Belt


A model and notation that provides businesses with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation and gives organizations the ability to communicate these procedures in a standard manner

Business Process Model and Notation


A blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the organization and is used to align strategic objectives and tactical demands.

Business Architecture


A conceptual view of how business blueprints, business scenarios, and business architecture knowledgebase interrelate to provide a foundation for establishing the business architecture.

Business Architecture Framework


A facility that is used for storing, evolving, and managing business architecture artifacts, from which business blueprints may be produced or derived.

Business Architecture Knowledgebase


An abstracted, named business category that can be represented within a business architecture knowledgebase.

Business Artifact


A tangible or intangible piece of property to which a business can assign value.

Business Asset


Graphical representation of one or more aspects of an extended enterprise, which may extend beyond organizational boundaries.

Business Blueprint


Describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value.

Business Model


A conceptual structure for organizing the elements, relationships, representations, and classifications of one or more business models

Business Model Framework


A generic business model that is classified according to determined criteria

Business Model Type


A series of logically related activities or tasks(such as planning, production, or sales) performed together to produce a defined set of results

Business Process


Discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation, execution, control, measurement, and optimization of business activity flows, in support of enterprise goals, spanning systems, employees, customers, and partners within and beyond the enterprise boundaries.

Business Process Management


A state in which business information, capabilities, and value streams are appropriately represented and deployed from an IT automation perspective

Business / IT Architecture Alignment


A logical element or segment of a company (such as accounting, production, marketing) representing a specific business function, and a definite place on the organizational chart, under the domain of a manager. Also called department, division, or functional area.

Business Unit


A particular ability or capacity that a business may possess or exchange to achieve a specific purpose or outcome



A number that indicates the depth of decomposition for a given capability.

Capability Level


A block-oriented diagram representing capabilities for a business.

Capability Map


A structural delineation used to stratify a capability map into categories(i.e., Strategic, Core / Customer Facing / Value Add, and Supporting)based on business impact.

Capability Tier


A method or practice of coordinating work by organizing all of the relevant pieces into one place –called a case.

Case Management


A type of information item that is used to represent the categories of business entities and activities.



Compliance is the degree to which an actual measure is close to its associated possible measure.



Technique for identifying the set of decisions that must be made to support a gate along a gated process for approving an initiative.

Decision Model


Widely practiced discipline for understanding an organization and furthering that organization’s mission, goals, and practices.

Enterprise Architecture


Used to designate things we would describe or define with nouns. Entities can be tangible or intangible. An entity is characterized by having an identity that endures through time. A “business entity” specifically is an entity of interest to business.