Friday, November 4, 2011

Just what flavour of business architect are you?

This managers choice discussion was one asking the group to respond with the type of Business Architect they would use to describe themselves. 

Definition of business architecture is in the stage of evolution and constantly changes its meaning as time goes on. Its value creates a whole different percpective when it is understood by different level of individuals. Its amazing how a one role can virtually fill in for so many responsibilities BUT is that wise ?

Share your experience of what have you seen till now about multiple business architects in different domains ?

Lisa Marie MartinezHi,

I'm the connected type of Business Architect, disguised as an analyst. Honestly, most of us began with such humble beginnings. What do you get when you cross an Analyst with a business process architect and an internal quality auditor. You will find someone, who addresses the root cause or has a really weird idea of success. When I walk away or write myself out of a job...remaining behind. Significant change, people who understand and see their performance and management systems. For me, I translate the Board of Directors expectations into the designs as the basis for a business architecture.

By ISO definition
Generic-Generic means that the same standard can be applied to any organization, large or small, whatever its product or service, in any sector of activity, and whether it is a business enterprise, a public administration, or a government department.
Corporate Policies
Usually, a documented set of broad guidelines, formulated after an analysis of all internal and external factors that can affect a firm's objectives, operations, and plans. Formulated by the firm's board of directors, corporate policy lays down the firm's response to known and knowable situations and circumstances. It also determines the formulation and implementation of strategy, and directs and restricts the plans, decisions, and actions of the firm's officers in achievement of its objectives.

LM: I prescribe that a business architect, has the responsibility to apply these *generic* (broad guidelines) capabilities enabling consistent management in accordance with industry (practices Internal/External) for global delivery. Generic Capabilities enable the broad guidelines.
Notice the formulation (Develop) and implementation (tactical demands) of the strategy.

Directs and restricts the plans, decisions and actions of the officers in achieving the objectives (used to align strategic objectives with tactical demands).

Business Architecture Handbook
Business Architecture is defined as a blueprint of the business to provide an understanding of the organization and is used to align Strategic Objectives to tactical demands.
The most fundamental part of the business architecture is that it represents a business. The business goes beyond the boundaries of the organization to include outsourced and stakeholder interest.

LM:If true, we must assume International Standards would apply to the external stakeholder and strategic (definition) handbook Page 1. "What is Business Architecture?" Perhaps we are seeking to use an "adjacent possibility" model, masking these vital practices to inspire collaboration and adoption.

ISO 9001 Definition
Management system refers to what the organization does to manage its processes, or activities, so that its products or services meet the objectives it has set itself, such as: satisfying the customer's quality requirements, complying with regulations, or meeting environmental objectives.

LM: International definition, adopted globally as part of ISO9001.

Management system standards provide a model to follow in setting up and operating a management system. This model incorporates the features on which experts in the field have reached a consensus as being the international state of the art.

These principles can be used by senior management as a framework to guide their organizations towards improved performance. The principles are derived from the collective experience and knowledge of the international experts who participate in ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, which is responsible for developing and maintaining the ISO 9000 standards.

LM: If the following are true?

BMS-Business Management System (
Set of policies, practices, procedures, and processes used in developing and deploying strategies, their execution, and all associated management activity.

11 days ago
Michael Paul ErvickWell done Lisa.
10 days ago

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