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Measurable amount of work performed to convert inputs into outputs.

Activity

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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

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

Application

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Business Artifact

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

Business Asset

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

Business Blueprint

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

Business Model

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

Business Model Framework

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A generic business model that is classified according to determined criteria

Business Model Type

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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

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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

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

Business / IT Architecture Alignment

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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

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

Capability

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

Capability Level

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A block-oriented diagram representing capabilities for a business.

Capability Map

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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

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

Case Management

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

Class

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

Compliance

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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

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

Enterprise Architecture

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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.

Entity

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Occurrence happening at a determinable time and place, with or without the participation of human agents.

Event

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A processor operation that is performed routinely to carry out a part of the mission of an organization.

Function

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A particular entity or activity; when an entity, it may have a proper name, and when used in an English sentence, it will be associated with the definite article “the”.

Individual

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Data that has been verified to be accurate and timely, is specific and organized for a purpose, is presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance, and that can lead to an increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty.

Information

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A model construct used to represent business entities and business activities.

Information Item

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Way in which to represent business terms and semantics within the context of business architecture.

Information Concept

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A course of action that is being executed or has been selected for execution.

Initiative

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Blueprints of the technologies, data structures, and applications that collectively comprise the information technology (IT) environment of an enterprise.

IT Architecture

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A production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination.

Lean

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Management approach for problem solving and quality initiatives within companies based on a combination of the different tools of Six Sigma and Lean.

Lean Six Sigma

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A process flow depicting every step required to produce a product or provide a service to a customer.

Lean Value Stream

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A relationship between aspects or artifacts of business architecture.

Linkage

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Provide expertise on Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. Their time is usually 100% allocated to Lean Six Sigma. They assist champions and guide Black Belts and Green Belts. They ensure consistent application of Lean Six Sigma across the organization.

Master Black Belt

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A number or quantity that records a directly observable value or performance.

Measure

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Standards of measurement by which efficiency, performance, progress, or quality of a plan, process, or product can be assessed.

Metric

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A quantitative, measurable result that defines strategy.

Objective

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An Operating Model is an abstract representation of how an organization operates across process, organization and technology domains in order to accomplish its function.

Operating Model

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A social unit of people, systematically structured and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals on a continuing basis.

Organization

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A business blueprint that depicts organizational decomposition by organization unit along with additional aspects of the business where appropriate.

Organization Map

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An end result or final product that is a consequence of an event, action, or a series of events/actions. For example, a strategy, an initiative, or a value stream would produce an outcome.

Outcome

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A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.

Policy

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A collection of projects or programs and other work that is grouped together to facilitate effective management.

Portfolio

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Centralized management of one or more portfolios that includes identifying, prioritizing, authorizing, managing, and controlling projects, programs, and other related work.

Portfolio Management

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An agreed upon truth that can guide one’s reasoning.

Principle

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The overall experience provided by the combination of goods and services to satisfy the customer’s needs.

Product

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A group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.

Program

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The centralized, coordinated management of a group of projects to achieve the program's objectives and benefits.

Program Management

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A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.

Project

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A model relationship between information items and capability model constructs.

Role

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A program-oriented, template-based application of business architecture that addresses a specific, yet common requirement that organizations face.

Scenario

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Describes the stages of an information systems development project. It encompasses information from the first feasibility study onto the finished application.

Software/Systems Development Life Cycle

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Intangible products such as accounting, banking, cleaning, consultancy, education, insurance, expertise, medical treatment,or transportation.

Service

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A management approach used in many different industries in an effort to improve the quality of products or services produced by the business through the removal of defects and errors.

Six Sigma

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The discipline of generating a creative and communicable technical design that aligns a feasible business solution with stakeholder expectation within the bounds of mandated delivery parameters.

Solution Architecture

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A distinct, identifiable phase or step within a value stream that has a unique name, entrance criteria, exit criteria, and identifiable participating stakeholder(s)

Stage

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An internal or external individual or organization with a vested interest in achieving value through a particular outcome.

Stakeholder

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The pattern or plan that integrates an organization’s major goals, policies, and action sequences into a cohesive whole.

Strategy

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A business blueprint that “displays the cause-effect relationships among the objectives that make up a strategy”.

Strategy Map

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A course of action that represents part of the detailing of strategies.

Tactic

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The negative effects of applying rapid, ill advised, or architecturally problematic changes or additions to software systems, where unnecessary complexity is added to those architectures, negatively impacting the delivery of future business value.

Technical Debt

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A linkage between effects in a course of action where the effects oppose each other.

Tradeoff

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The benefit that is derived by an organization’s stakeholder while interacting with that organization.

Value

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Depicts major segments of the business that contribute to the lifecycle of a product to deliver value to the customer.

Value Chain

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A diagram that shows how an organization exchanges value between itself and its stakeholders.

Value Map

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Any web of relationships that generate tangible and intangible value through complex dynamic exchanges between two or more individuals, groups, or organizations.

Value Network

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An end-to-end collection of activities that create a result for a customer, who may be the ultimate customer or an internal end-user of the value stream.

Value Stream

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A combination of process, structure, and logical warehouse for capturing, assimilating, viewing, and sharing a wide range of information that can be used to inform business strategy, optimise business planning through execution, and guide transformation efforts.

Business Architecture Knowledgebase

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A model of a language that captures its essential properties and features. These include the language concepts it supports, its textual and/or graphical syntax and its semantics.

Metamodel

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What the models and programs written in the language mean and how they behave

Semantics