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Articles

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).

Lessons From The Pioneers: How To Build A Successful Business Architecture Practice

External Resource: An Association for All IT Architects (IASA)

18 January 2016

In an article published for IASA, author and business architect thought leader, Whynde Kuehn, identifies business architecture as the critical discipline for bridging the gap between strategy and execution. As a result, many organizations are establishing their own internal business architecture practices, which, some for some enterprises, can be a long and turbulent journey.