Introduction to Business Architecture 1st Edition
Chris Reynolds
ISBN-13: 9781435454224 | ISBN-10: 1435454227
© 2010 | Published |  249  Pages

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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.

  • 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

    • Provides the first book on this hot, emerging new discipline.
    • Deconstructs Business Architecture by first exploring the components that form the discipline, then discussing how they interplay.
    • Includes case studies and practical discussion of how to apply Business Architecture in the reader’s organization.
    • Offers real solutions to increase effectiveness and efficiency of an organization, especially helpful during these challenging economic times.
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    • The Business Analyst’s Handbook
      ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13:9781598635652
      List Price = 49.99
      Any person filling the “Business Analyst” (BA) role on an IT development/procurement/enhancement project. Job titles covering this audience: IT Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, Product Manager, User Experience, Business Process Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Non-technical Systems Analyst.

    • 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.