Architecture Transformation

Management perceives architecture in many different ways. In addition to the variety of perceptions, there is a lack of understanding where the value comes from when working with architectures.

How to Sell Business Architecture

Many architects and even managers ask this question. They approach decision-makers and propose to do this and that to help managers to understand the corporate strategy better or they promise new architectural values to the business.

Architecture and Dynamics in Business

There are several reasons for the IT alignment problem. Consider the Zachman Framework approach, for example, using successive transformation of views of the information systems architecture.

Big Shoes to Fill

It is not easy to describe what corporate executives feel our days when they observe a modern business environment. I can compare this feeling to, for example, a feeling of a driver who used to ride somewhere in the Mid West and suddenly appeared in Boston, Mass. The car is the same, the majority of driving rules is the same, people speak the same English, but the driver feels a great deal of uncertainty - why? – Because roads have dramatically changed – became curvy and require constant steering, even on the highway; because blocks of houses are small and it takes only a couple of seconds to pass them instead of ten or more seconds in such place like Salt Lake City; because everyone wants to be ahead of you.

The Business is at Risk

Business architecture focuses on the opportunity and capabilities of the organization. They are the driving forces behind a business’ strategy to do a merger, an acquisition, a divestiture, drive IT alignment, improve business processes or engage in an outsourcing activity.

Advanced Decision Modeling

The two OMG standards: Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Decision Model and Notation (DMN) provide readable notations for business analysts and technologist alike. The purpose of DMN is to provide an understandable symbolic representation of a business decision. The purpose of BPMN is to provide an understandable symbolic representation of a business process. Yet, the combination of DMN and BPMN provides much more than an understandable map of processes. It can be a useful tool for creating gains in productivity, competitiveness and agility.