Business Architect Toolkit

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Provide operational governance for technology and business leadership to help ensure a continued alignment between the Information security and Privacy Program, Business Architecture, technology architecture and the associated product, project, and program portfolios.

More Uses of the Business Architecture Toolkit:

  • Confirm your design complies; plans and coordinates the deployment of new technologies for client solutions; coordinates User Acceptance Testing and the resolution of problems identified.

  • Ensure you raise; stand up and own Steering Committee governance to review program status, tradeoffs, risks and issues across key cross functional stakeholders.

  • Establish: work closely with the Project Management, technical architecture, and the rest of the implementation team to ensure proper delivery of the solution.

  • Formulate: review and update Data Quality rules in applications and confirm accuracy and availability of data for decision support, regulatory and Financial Reporting, and compliance monitoring, in coordination with Business Architects by data domain and Data Stewards.

  • Manage to elicit, document, analyze and verify requirements by translating Business Needs into for consumption by technical and non technical business teams.

  • Ensure appropriately design and implement controls (specifically financial) relevant to the context of the transformation, optimizing for risk.

  • Collaborate with clients and internal teams to understand business challenges and opportunities and to help identify and prioritize opportunities to improve businesses.

  • Ensure your group understands and supports prioritized Portfolio and Value Stream work by collaborating with Solution Architecture, Business Architecture, Product Management and stakeholders to breakdown features into User Stories.

  • Be accountable for creating Business Architecture models to reflect your organizations strategies and goals and creating and implementing business visions and goals.

  • Participate and manage various stages of the deal lifecycle (due diligence, Solution Design, integration and testing, implementation and operational readiness).

  • Confirm your organization oversees the principles, strategies, standards, guidelines and framework based on best practices, Industry Standards, and established models and ensure compliance across the business.

  • Drive and facilitates the right considerations with business leaders to identify business capabilities in relation to current and future Business Objectives.

  • Secure that your operation complies; interfaces with client and internal business teams regarding business problems, issues and opportunities in the context of Business Requirements throughout the delivery lifecycle.

  • Oversee the delivery of consulting projects; provide proactive control of resources, consultants/employees, and mentoring of project team leadership.

  • Be accountable for identifying, designing, building, and implementing API services and having end to end accountability for Customer Satisfaction, delivery effectiveness, and cost transparency.

  • Serve as the liaison between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the Software Development team through which requirements flow.

  • Manage work with the enterprise Business Architects, application architects, database architects and technology architects for deploying technology solutions.

  • Manage work with the team to identify and mitigate delivery risks and serves as a point of escalation for coaching opportunities/issues to ensure appropriate solutions are developed and recommended.

  • Drive client segmentation strategy to support Product Development use case prioritization and to develop client migrations planning and execution in order to decommission legacy infrastructure.

  • Establish relationships with key market influencers as organization managers, developers, Program Managers, organization officials, economic development staff, etc.

  • Conceptualize a recommended solution, enabling stakeholders to understand the new capabilities, boundaries, dependencies, constraints, and assumptions from your organization perspective.

  • Be certain that your team complies; results oriented leader who takes the initiative to build strategies and drive execution by effectively partner with other business leaders.

  • Supervise: design and document business scenarios and requirements to meet Business Objectives inclusive of data centric design in a secure, private, and compliant manner.

  • Pilot: development, UI design to obtain inputs, drive decisions, and solicit feedback used to develop, refine, and finalize Business Architecture deliverables.

  • Methodize: research, identify, and qualify target accounts through effective outreach methodologies and Effective Communication of your Value Proposition to key decision makers.

  • Develop enterprise and functional views into how projects are enabling business results, impacting customers, and building capabilities.

  • Ensure you coach; lead, build, manage, enhance Business Capability Model along maturity / optimization framework to drive enablement of the longer term roadmap.

  • Conceptualize a solution and enable stakeholders to understand the solutions capabilities, boundaries, dependencies, constraints, and assumptions from your organization perspective.

  • Drive and facilitate considerations with business leaders to identify business capabilities in relation to current and future Business Objectives.

  • Establish: partner with functional leaders, product owners, and business analyzing to manage the overall quality of Business Requirements and Solution Design.

 

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Architect Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Architect related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Architect specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Architect Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Architect improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Was a life-cycle cost analysis performed?

  2. Are there Business Architect problems defined?

  3. Whom among your colleagues do you trust, and for what?

  4. What is the Value Stream Mapping?

  5. How do you verify performance?

  6. What would have to be true for the option on the table to be the best possible choice?

  7. How do you assess your Business Architect workforce capability and capacity needs, including skills, competencies, and staffing levels?

  8. What is a worst-case scenario for losses?

  9. Do you have/need 24-hour access to key personnel?

  10. Has your scope been defined?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Architect book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Architect self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Architect Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Architect areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Architect Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Architect projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Architect Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Architect project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Business Architect project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Business Architect project team have enough people to execute the Business Architect project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Business Architect project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

 
Step-by-step and complete Business Architect Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Architect Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Architect project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Architect project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Architect project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Architect project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Architect project with this in-depth Business Architect Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Architect projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Architect and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Architect investments work better.

This Business Architect All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.