Episode 42 – Structure Your Business Architecture
I see a lot of separated efforts in organizations – people run projects, implement systems, restructure the organization, and model processes. Aren’t these all connected activities that should be coordinated to create a *gulp* architecture that carries the load?
But what is a “Business Architecture” and how is it different from just an assembly of processes? Are these terms synonyms or is there more to a Business Architecture than that?
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about:
- What is a Business Architecture?
- Why should I care and where to start?
- Align strategy to (business) architecture
- Two process views – functional processes vs. End-to-End processes
- Both process views are connected (big map vs. trip map)
Ep. 42 – Structure Your Business Architecture – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- In case you had a hard time to follow our pre-intro banter – I have a new “mute” button for recording: https://luxafor.com/product/luxafor-mute-button/
- Here are the two articles that I mentioned in the episode
- In this episode we made some references to previous episodes
- The TOGAF Architecture Development Method graphic, depicting the different views in an enterprise architecture (also discussed in this article and Ep. 5 – Notations, notations, notations
- A real-life example of the importance of clear process descriptions 🙂
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- Jetstream (Interlude 1)
- Wind Will Blow (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.