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Introduction to Business Architecture

Business Architecture is a disciplined approach to creating and maintaining business models that enhance enterprise accountabilities and improve decision-making. Business Architecture's value proposition, unlike other disciplines, is to increase organizational effectiveness by mapping and modeling the business to the organization's business vision and strategic goals. The book is an introduction to this burgeoning new field. It explains what Business Architecture is, what a good, sustainable one should include, and explains how to implement a business architecture practically within the reader's environment. Extensive examples and case studies are included to clarify points and demonstrate clearly to the reader how they too can begin to build business architecture within their organization.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: What is Business Architecture? Chapter 1: What is Architecture? Chapter 2: Why You Need Business Architecture Part 2: What is Business Architecture Comprised Of? Chapter 3: The Goals View Chapter 4: The Facades View Chapter 5: The Communications View Chapter 6: The Processes View Chapter 7: The Business Entities View Part 3: Putting Together Your Business Architecture Model Chapter 8: The Bottom-Up Approach Chapter 9: The Top-Down Approach Chapter 10: When Are We Done? Chapter 11: Representational Languages for Business Architecture Chapter 12: Frameworks Part 4: Understanding Your Business Chapter 13: Product-Driven Business Structure Chapter 14: Service-Driven Business Structure Chapter 15: Price-Driven Business Structure Chapter 16: Business Architecture and Business Drivers Part 5: Practical Uses for Your Business Architecture Chapter 17: Shifting Business Structure Models Chapter 18: Acquisition Chapter 19: Reengineering for Efficiency Chapter 20: Planning Chapter 21: Project Initiation Part 6: Appendixes Appendix A: Typical Sections in a Business Use Case Appendix B: UML Cheat Sheet Appendix C: BPMN Cheat Sheet

About the Author

Chris Reynolds has been consulting in the IT industry for over 15 years, and has been doing business design work for over 20 years. He has performed business architecture work for wholesale and logistics companies, manufacturers, telecom companies, and financial institutions.


1: Introduction to Business Architecture. 2: What Is Business Architecture Comprised Of? 3: How To Get There. 4: When Are We Done? 5: Representational Languages for Your Business Architecture. 6: Frameworks. 7: Understanding Your Business. 8: Practical Uses for Your Business Architecture.

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