To accelerate and assure successful business transformation, become an agile business, avoid nasty unintended consequences of change and get things right the first time, all moving parts of our business must work in harmony towards a clear and common intention. Otherwise, we will end up with missed opportunities, misalignment of operational action, rework, delays, cost increases, and a waste of our scarce resources in addition to poor customer experience. The challenge, faced by executives, managers and professionals alike, is to land on what to become and figure out what we must know to be able to get there while minimizing business risk along the way. The good news is that, when armed with proven Business Architecture practices, we can differentiate the reality of what actually and practically works and separate it from the hype and myths, so often promoted, that often lead to sub optimization, disappointments and ultimate skepticism.
This comprehensive forum will tackle the essentials of what you absolutely need to know about your business so you can effectively strategize, architect, prioritize change and the remain agile. It will deal with the rationale for and core components of the critical business knowledge to be ready to deal with the pressures that will face you will continually meet going forward . We will discuss the alignment of Business Strategy, Business Stakeholders, Business Information (Concepts), Business Processes/Value Streams, Business Capabilities and Business Performance/Measurement to name a few. We will also deal with essential connections among these, without which we will not be able to conduct insightful impact analysis for business change and the sustainment of an always evolving Business Change Portfolio.
1. Why is Business Architecture important?
5. How do Business Architecture models work together?
This highly participative workshop will delve into all aspects of Business Architecture from top to bottom and side to side - and includes a free half-day consulting workshop with one of Leonardo's experienced Business Architects (details below).
Quick change means that Business Architects must know the interconnections among business elements so that when the business model is being renewed they can describe what’s needed and design with deliberate integrity, reuse and inherent agility in mind. To be clear, ‘Agile' software development will not solve this problem due to immense complexity in issues other than software. Fast software development without an architectural underpinning can easily impair ease of change later. A solid business architecture that assures the avoidance of redundancy, maximizes the sharing of capabilities and makes best use of supporting resources, is essential. With a sound architectural foundation, business-wide transformation, digitalization and continuous optimization can be accomplished and change efforts can progress smoothly.
The ultimate benefit of a good Business Architecture will be in Business Agility. This requires designing the right business solutions that provide the greatest return on investment to the business, avoiding duplication of function and effort and developing capabilities once for multiple uses across the processes of the organization. Without a solid Business Architecture there will certainly be sub-optimization, redundancy and inconsistency across business operations with increasing difficulty to change fast later on. Architects must define the multiple elements of the business and how they interact so any impact of proposed business changes can be determined rapidly and changes made with the surety they will work immediately without unintended consequences. That means that defining and interconnecting strategy, policy, information, processes, capabilities, technical and human resources and other elements is essential. A well-formed Business Architecture can help untangle the confusion and deliver inherently adaptable solutions.
The Business Architecture training includes a free half-day consulting workshop with one of Leonardo's experienced Business Architects. During this workshop, Leonardo will work with you on tailoring the training knowledge to your specific needs and defining a clear way forward, so you can quickly improve your maturity and get buy-in for business architecture at your organisation.
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"This course is well worth time & cost investment. Content & knowledge gained from this course will definately be used in future projects."