When applied and executed correctly Business Architecture can bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Below we take a look at some of the most frequent questions surrounding Business Architecture Methodology and Enterprise Architecture Methodologies.
Business Architecture defines the business strategy, governance, organisation and key business processes. People who develop and maintain business architecture are known as business architects. Business Architecture primarily focuses on the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together.
Business Architecture aligns execution with strategy and creates a clear prioritization process for investments. Business architecture is much harder to implement than most imagine. Very few managers can describe the connection between top-line strategies and the work their organisation performs. It takes an organised and concerted effort to turn high-level strategy into meaningful action. The EA Learning Applied Business Architecture training course covers an end-to-end Business Architecture methodology designed to align action with strategy.
An enterprise architecture (EA) is a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organisation. The intent of an enterprise architecture is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.
Firstly, it is important not to confused Enterprise Architecture Methodologies with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks. Enterprise Architecture Methods are a structured collection of techniques which can be used to guide processes to achieve a particular goal.
The Architecture Development Method, often referred to by its abbreviation as the ADM is a detailed step-by-step process for developing or executing an Enterprise Architecture.
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an Enterprise Architecture Framework that enables you to design, evaluate, and build the right architecture for your organisation. TOGAF is a high level and holistic Enterprise Architecture approach to design, which is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology.
The TOGAF ADM is an Enterprise Architecture method that is the result of continuous contributions from a large number of architecture practitioners. It describes a method for developing and managing the lifecycle of enterprise architecture, and forms the core of TOGAF. It integrates elements of TOGAF described in this document as well as other available architectural assets, to meet the business and IT needs of an organization.
While the above is a brief, simplified outline of Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and the Frameworks and Methodologies used, we encourage you to contact us via the below form with any additional questions or comments you may have.