We define business architecture as the formal representation and active management of business design. Expanding this definition, business architecture is a formalized collection of practices, information and tools for business professionals to assess and implement business design and business change.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Business Architecture – Is it IT’s intrusion into Business?
OMG’s SOA Consortium working group recently published a paper on their perspective of Business Architecture. The paper is clearly by the IT Practitioners. The way they define Business Architecture is as follows –
The paper advocates the active management of business design, with the same focus as that of IT. Though it sounds good on paper, is it really practical? - Especially when the fact is Enterprise Architecture is driven by IT. Will the social and power structure present in Today’s organization allow this?
Having said this, the paper does provide some useful information and examples of artifacts. It will be good if OMG standardizes the business architecture models and encourage tool vendors to support it. The Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) will be a great start.