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Articles

What Do Business Architects Do? Five FAQs

External Resource: Cutter Consortium

8 February 2017

There is a common set of questions burning in peoples’ minds when they think about the business architect role, whether they are new to the discipline or experienced but seeking to compare approaches. This Advisor (available to Cutter members only) addresses these important questions based on practical experience and best practices employed by a wide range of industries, organizations, and geographies. This article was selected by Cutter Consortium as the Top Intriguing Business & Enterprise Architecture Articles for 2017.

Building a Case for Business Architecture

External Resource: Cutter Consortium

20 November 2016

Business architecture teams often struggle to articulate the value of business architecture. This Advisor (available to Cutter members only) provides guidance on how to develop a case for business architecture and communicate its value to an organization. (Published by the Cutter Consortium)

Establishing a Business Architecture Practice: A Practical Approach

External Resource: BA Institute

20 November 2016

Establishing a Business Architecture Practice: A Practical Approach
Establishing a successful, sustainable business architecture practice is a journey that takes time, particularly for large organizations. This article provides a practical roadmap on how to establish and mature a practice over time with consideration of the realities that organizations face along the way. (Published by the BA Institute.)

Designing an Effective Business Architecture Team

External Resource: BA Institute

1 September 2016

The role and structure of the business architecture team contributes significantly to both the effectiveness and success of an internal business architecture practice. Whynde Kuehn, Principal of S2E Transformation, discusses the importance of teams and roles in her article. (Published by the BAInstitue.org).

Cornerstones of a Business Architecture Practice

External Resource: BA Institute

13 June 2016

Whether driven by top-down mandate or won through demonstrated bottom-up success, there is a point when business architecture achieves “enough” acceptance within an organization to formalize an internal practice. While there are many steps to take throughout the journey of establishing and maturing a business architecture practice, there are four cornerstones that when put into place, can accelerate the process and create significant clarity. (published by the BA Institute).