Value

Business Architecture is the critical link between strategy and execution. It can drastically accelerate an organization’s ability to bring their business and IT teams together and drive enterprise-wide changes that support their company’s strategic vision. Ultimately, Business Architecture can be woven into the fabric of the organization and will not only facilitate transformation, but can advise leadership on the impacts of potential change as an input to strategy development.

S2E is business-focused and results-driven. We identify and address strategy execution challenges. Our approach builds on itself by working with clients to definitively identify a beginning point that can be used to demonstrate that this approach works delivers results. From there, the knowledge and experience gained in each effort is subsequently leveraged to address new challenges.

The illustration below provides a general outline of role that Business Architecture plays from a strategy to execution perspective.

1.0 Develop Goals and Strategy

Business Architecture Role

  • Inform Strategy:
    • Articulate current state
    • Identify strategy impacts
  • Map strategy

2.0 Architect Changes

2.1 Clarify goals and strategy

Business Architecture Role

  • Map strategy

2.2 Assess Impact

Business Architecture Role

  • Identify strategy impacts

2.3 Architect the Change

Business Architecture Role

  • Develop target architecture to translate how strategy will be “operationalized”

2.4 Identify the Gaps

Business Architecture Role

  • Compare current to target architecture to identify necessary changes

3.0 Develop Roadmap

3.1 Enable Portfolio Management

Business Architecture Role

  • Provide a framework to analyze investment within and across portfolios (and roadmaps)

3.2 Develop Roadmap

Business Architecture Role

  • Organize changes into a strategic roadmap
  • Identify impacts, stakeholders, dependencies, and integration points across initiatives

4.0 Execute Solutions

Business Architecture Role

  • Provide high-level scope definition
  • Provide framework for requirement acceleration and reuse

5.0 Measure Success

Business Architecture Role

  • Provide end-to-end traceability and metrics for consistent measurement

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