Topic: Business Architecture

Primer on Business Architecture

This presentation provides an indepth look at business architecture. CIOs can learn about business architecture and how to use it to align business with IT.

Comparison of Business Architecture Frameworks

This paper compares common business architecture and modeling frameworks. Good discussion for those who want to get a quick overview of the most common business modelling frameworks.

Putting Business Architecture to Work

This white paper discusses how business architecture can help the enterprise with continuous business model innovation and operational efficiencies in response to rapidly changing environmental drivers. The authors contend that business architecture lies at the intersection of three components: strategy, operations, and information technology, so, offers a unique opportunity to create a flexible, living organization that adapts rapidly to change. Good Discussion!

A Framework for Business Architecture

This paper presents a framework for business architecture modelling. It focuses on modelling business functions and business operations in support of the other "IT focused" layers of enterprise architecture.

Why Business Architecture?

CIOs must understand what is business architecture and why is it important. This whitepaper discusses business architecture from the perspective of its benefits and use – what is the benefit of using business architecture? 

Business Transformation Using Enterprise Architecture

This paper makes the connection between enterprise architecture planning (EA), and business process management (BPM) making the argument that effective business transformation requires a combination of both disciplines. 

Using Enterprise Architecture to Implement Business Strategy

This presentation demonstrates the key role enterprise architecture plays in implementing business strategy. The key concepts discussed are business model, business architecture, IT capability, and IT roadmap. Their interconnection, and interaction converts business strategy into enterprise value. Excellent Discussion.

Creating a Strategic Solutions Architecture

This document details the development of a solutions architecture in support of an IT vision and strategy implementation. The focus is on architecture principles, constraints, risks and options – not on the specific technologies – and how they drive the key elements of a solution designed to support an organization's goals and objectives.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

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