Business Architecture Basics
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Business Architecture Basics

Key themes, concepts, practices and guidance

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores how enterprise architecture and suchlike apply in the business context.

This book includes about 40 posts and 80 images from the weblog. These posts are split into three groups:

- *Business Architecture: On Architecture* - introduces core concepts for business-architectures.

- *Business Architecture: Organisation and Enterprise* - explores the relationships between organisation and enterprise.

- *Business Architecture: Method and Content* - presents example methods, checklists and practical challenges in business-architecture.

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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

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Table of Contents

  • What do we mean by ‘business-architecture’?
  • Business architect and enterprise architect
  • Business-architect or enterprise-architect?
  • On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture
  • On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture - more detail
  • On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture - why this matters
  • Business-architecture tools
  • Business-architecture frameworks
  • Business-architecture governance
  • On the business of the business
  • A checklist for business-transformations
    • 1. Story and purpose
    • 2. Scope and stakeholders
    • 3. Context, scale and scaling
    • 4. Full-cycle governance
    • 5. Structural flaws in the context
    • 6. Limits and constraints
    • 7. Resistance to change
  • Building-blocks for a viable business-architecture
  • Marketing and the service-oriented enterprise
  • Building effectiveness in a small business
  • Architecting the balance between usefulness and profit
  • Architecting the shadows
  • Business is social, business as purpose
  • Open Group on business-capabilities - a quick review
  • Open Group TweetJam on business-architecture
  • The is-ness of business
  • On ‘shared-enterprise’
  • Push or pull? - two views of enterprise
  • Market as organisation, market as enterprise
  • The whole experience
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Why whole-enterprise architecture matters
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
  • Governance is not an end in itself
  • Professionalism, waivers and the hard questions
  • Explore, expand, exploit
  • The motivation dilemma
  • Evidence-based architecture?
  • Making continuous-improvement visible
  • Why before who
  • To change the structure, change the story
    • Practical implications for enterprise-architecture
  • The reverse-test
  • Enterprise Canvas for government regulator
  • Gamification and infinite-games
  • Relational-assets are not ‘possessions’
  • Employees as customers of HR
  • Applications, work-instructions and business-continuity

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