Four Business Architecture Pillars That Can Help You Become Truly Agile
According to the Business Agility Manifesto, the true measure of an agile business solution
is the amount of business knowledge that is configured into it and how easily that
knowledge can be changed or reconfigured.
For a business analyst, one of the best ways of managing business knowledge is having a
business architecture model and knowledgebase. This helps the entire organization in
acquiring and retain business knowledge. Business analysts then have quick, trustable
access to information that is helpful when delivering a change.
As business analysts act as the conduit of information, it is incredibly valuable that we can
convert this information into The Knowledge Brief so that businesses can make great
Business architecture is more than just understanding and modeling your IT systems; it
includes a deep understanding of the core business capabilities and processes required to
succeed and add value to your customers, and then ties those together with how to fulfill
When you truly understand what you are aiming for, the how becomes much easier to
achieve. In its Requirements Analysis and Design and Techniques knowledge area and
concepts, the BABOK defines much of what is required to build a requirements architecture.
In this session we will discuss:
- What does it mean to be a conduit of information?
- Why the agile business analyst?
- What is business architecture?
- What is a capability?
- What is the difference between a knowledgebase and a knowledge brief?
- What tools can we use to ensure a great business architecture?
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