Monday, September 7, 2020

The Monthly “Dot Connections”: Architecture Dot Connection Sep. 2020

Business Architecture contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation.

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      Architecture Dot Connection 


Knowledge Architecture and Design Maturity We live in the digital era with knowledge abundance. Knowledge fuels imagination. Knowledge architecture is a useful tool to develop the design competency of the business. The forward-thinking leaders understand how things like design thinking can fundamentally change organizations, build a strong brand, and whether and how they can build knowledge architecture as a practical tool to improve design thinking and maturity.

Design vs. Architecture All architecture is design; not all design is architecture. Without architecture, a designer perhaps starts to lose the bigger picture. Without design, the grand plan never gets implemented or is done adequately. Architecture could be the navigator of strategy management. Design becomes the strategic business driver at a higher level of organizational maturity.

Architect vs. EngineerArchitecture and engineering are interrelated disciplines. An architect captures the “big picture” and business insight; and an engineer figures out how to make things work technically. An architect ensures that a company builds the right system (effectiveness); an engineer ensures that a company builds a system right (efficiency).

Business Model, Business Strategy, and Business Architecture Today, “business model,” “business strategy,” and “business architecture” are among the most sloppily used terms in business; they are often stretched to mean everything and end up meaning nothing. Business models describe, as a system, how the pieces of a business fit together. The business strategy articulates what you intend to do or accomplish in terms of managing both resources and constraints to having the critical success factors in place and achieve the set of strategic priorities. Business Architecture contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation.

IT Strategy, Architecture, Capability, Process Dots Connection Strategy management is about creating tomorrow's organization out of today. Architecture is a great strategic planning tool because infeasible or conflicting business strategies perhaps never get resolved but drive wasteful or conflicting behavior. Business processes underpin capabilities, and business capabilities underpin the organizational strategy. IT strategy is an integral component of business strategy. Here is a set of dot connections of IT strategy, architecture, capability, and process.

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