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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE
What is Business Architecture: A summary of various definitions o...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP

Object Management Group defines business
architecture as foll...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY BUSINESS DICTIONARY

Business dictionary focuses on the graphical nature of
the discip...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY WIKIPEDIA

Wikipedia defines the term business architecture as:
“Business architecture...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY NICK MALIK
Nick Malik, an enterprise architect at Microsoft and a well-respected
pract...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY RALPH WHITTLE
Ralph Whittle, an enterprise architect and the author of the book
“Enter...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY DEREK MIERS
The industry analyst Derek Miers at research firm Forrester
summarizes his...
BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY MICHAEL POULIN
Michael Poulin, an enterprise architect and a trainer, postulates his
d...
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Today, business architecture is everywhere. So what is the definition and scope of business architecture? As a concept, business architecture is often misunderstood, over-used, under-used, or wrongly-used.

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Definition of business architecture

  1. 1. Contributed by www.Capstera.com/insights
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE What is Business Architecture: A summary of various definitions of Business Architecture? Today, business architecture is everywhere. So what is the definition and scope of business architecture? As a concept, business architecture is often misunderstood, over-used, under-used, or wrongly-used. Even the industry experts have differences in what is the meaning and definition of the term business architecture. Here is a summary view of various definitions for business architecture, proposed by various stakeholders. Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  3. 3. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP Object Management Group defines business architecture as follows: "A blueprint of the enterprise that provides a common understanding of the organization and is used to align strategic objectives and tactical demands." Contributed by www.Capstera.com/insights
  4. 4. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY BUSINESS DICTIONARY Business dictionary focuses on the graphical nature of the discipline and terms business architecture as: “Graphical representation of a business model, showing the networks through which authority, information, and work flows in a firm. It serves as the blueprint of a firm's business structure, and clarifies how the firm's activities and policies will affect its defined objectives.." Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  5. 5. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY WIKIPEDIA Wikipedia defines the term business architecture as: “Business architecture is a part of an enterprise architecture related to corporate business, and the documents and diagrams that describe the architectural structure of that business. People who build business architecture are known as business architects. Business architecture is the bridge between the enterprise business model and enterprise strategy on one side, and the business functionality of the enterprise on the other side.” Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  6. 6. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY NICK MALIK Nick Malik, an enterprise architect at Microsoft and a well-respected practitioner of enterprise architecture seems frustrated with the many and often flawed definitions of business architecture. He tries to provide his perspectives on the definition of business architecture as: Business Architecture -- A specialization of the Enterprise Architecture business function that uses science and engineering to design and implement business functional and process improvements and strategically-aligned change initiatives. Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  7. 7. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY RALPH WHITTLE Ralph Whittle, an enterprise architect and the author of the book “Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results” takes a shot at the definition of business architecture: The Business Architecture defines the enterprise value streams and their relationships to all external entities, other enterprise value streams, and the events that trigger instantiation. It is a definition of what the enterprise must produce to satisfy its customers, compete in a market, deal with its suppliers, sustain operations, and care for its employees. Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  8. 8. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY DEREK MIERS The industry analyst Derek Miers at research firm Forrester summarizes his view of the business architecture definition: An organized and repeatable approach to describe and analyze an organization’s business and operating models to support a wide variety of organizational change purposes; from cost reduction and restructuring, to process change and transformation. Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  9. 9. BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION BY MICHAEL POULIN Michael Poulin, an enterprise architect and a trainer, postulates his definition of business architecture as follows: Enterprise Business Architecture is architecture that comprises business functionality and business informational models, positions it across business administrative and organizational enterprise structures, and that transforms goals and objectives defined in a business enterprise model and refined in the Strategic Business Plans into the functional and informational definition for a corporate business. Compiled by www.Capstera.com/insights
  10. 10. About www.Capstera.com Capstera is a framework and software fusing elements of business architecture, capability mapping and requirements management to help enterprises create and manage effective business definitions and roadmaps, driving optimal IT enablement and system development. For more information, please visit www.capstera.com

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