Monday, July 18, 2022


Business Architecture can bring together purpose, aesthetics, usage and more to create a built environment that suits its purpose now and into the future.

Business Architecture should play a critical role in designing and managing future businesses in the transition to the strategic state, to move up the organizational maturity level. 

Business Architecture can be invaluable for performing a wide array of services, including strategic positions via competitive analysis, process optimization and governance, culture design & reinvention, as well as a wide array of other business functions. The ultimate goal of Business Architecture is to envision and design the future state of the business.

Competitive analysis:
Business Architecture brings a systematic understanding of relationships, ecosystems, market dynamics, and the connections between related business functions. It’s a strategy planning tool containing the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. Strategy is about being different and is about making choices for the creation of competitive advantage.

Business architecture contains enterprise knowledge, so it can perform competitive analytics to refine information into business foresight, and defines the strategic position of the company by questioning: How accurately can you forecast corporate performance, competitive advantage, market expectation, supply chain, and business dynamic? To what extent can you or your competitors influence factors to gain market shares? It is an intellectual endeavor, thinking and designing process, to come up with the best positioning and execution forces that would be most advantages to accomplish the respectively set goals, objectives, and business visions.

Business Architecture as an effective tool enables process optimization and governance:
Business architecture and process design and deployment are not for their own sake, but for understanding, managing and governing organizations better for achieving business agility. Business architecture contains business process information; the graphical representation of business process information has proven effective for presenting it to business stakeholders, etc. Enforcing mutual respects between organizational design and business process management can lead to effective business transformation.

There are different types of process governance initiatives that are likely to be aligned with process improvement and change: Efficiency and standardization; customer focus, and innovation. Business architecture is an effective tool that increases the senior management’s discipline to business process improvement by providing enriched corporate knowledge and business logic. The interactions of the business processes across multiple business departments are what create the process Architecture of an organization. The process architecture, in turn, leads to the business architecture.

Effective business architecture can become a culture shaper to improve organizational agility and maturity
: Two important keys to the proper execution of a great strategy are having a strong culture and inspiring leadership. Good culture lifts a so-so strategy; bad culture sinks a good strategy. Regardless of how good a strategy is, unless it gets executed effectively, it will either fail or fall short of its potential. Culture is one of the key success factors to enable strategy execution.

There's a big difference between someone who works just to keep their job and someone who is engaged and enthused. Strategy is driven by culture-collective mindset, attitude, and behavior. Business architecture as a communication tool facilitates strategy related conversations, enforces cross-functional communication and collaboration, improves employee engagement, customer satisfaction, business agility and resilience.

Business Architecture can bring together purpose, aesthetics, usage and more to create a built environment that suits its purpose now and into the future. We no longer live in the world that runs in years, but one that runs in minutes. Business Architecture cannot be defined with a fixed set of deliverables, but a strategic planning and communication tool to ensure all related parties are on the same page, the strategy execution is on the right track to deliver better than expected business results in a consistent way.


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