It is a totally Business Oriented Framework
The Arcibus Business Architecture is a framework that is totally business oriented in which the whole business, can commit in order to truly understand business problems and the potential to genuinely improve the way business delivers value.
A 2016 Business Architecture Survey General Findings Report discovered that "Business Architecture appears to be most valued where businesses are grappling with change".
Arcibus Business Transformation Architecture should not be confused with the IT based element of Enterprise Architecture.
Arcibus, not only facilitates the design of your business transformation, but also gradually throughout the the design stage, it 'builds' your permanent corporate business architecture.
Once the Corporate Business Architecture is in place, the more it is used, the more 'intelligent' it becomes, resulting in future planning and transformation becoming swifter, more economical and more streamlined.
To find out more about the benefits Arcibus can offer for your business visit our BUSINESS BENEFITS PAGE
Business Architecture is long overdue.
It is a Structured Proven Methodology
Business Architecture identifies, categorizes and analyses the required relationship and dependability between business components including:
1. The Business Strategy and Objectives -the strategic competitive intentions of the business.
2. The Value Streams - a collection of high level activity steps that ultimately deliver the value to the customer (external or internal).
3. The Guides – information that directs and/or constrains the business value streams e.g. policies, plans, procedures, governance, regulations and business rules.
4. The Enablers - Organisation Roles, IT systems and other resources that directly or indirectly support the completion of the business value streams.
5. The Critical Success Factors - Time, Cost , Quality Risk and Compliance standards of performance that are built into the design of each value stream.
If you want to know more about what Business Architecture is, read our FAQ entitled WHAT IS BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE?
Capacity to Support Change
Supporting Businesss Managers
The Arcibus program is designed to support business managers by taking the complexity out the task, making it relatively easy for workshop attendees.
The Arcibus Business Transformation Program is designed to be facilitated either in-house or through an external facilitator.
The prime objective is to prepare business areas for future business transformation change of any scale.
Supporting the Facilitator
The Arcibus Platform has been purposely designed to support the Arcibus Facilitator throughout the end-to-end transformation design program.
The platform contains niche focus group material for developing the business transformation design into Target Operating Models.
Supporting the Focus Groups
The Arcibus Business Architecture Framework consists of workshop modules and artifacts for business transformation programs.
Arcibus is an end-to-end best practice methodology, designed in easy consecutive stages that result in simple to follow Value Stream Tables.
The Arcibus Program includes over 40 Focus Group Participant's Modules and over 50 associated Artefacts.
Engaging Staff in Focus Groups
Facilitating Businesss Transformation
“This methodology was the most useful I have ever experienced for making historically difficult decisions relatively easy."
Chairman of Client Company Board
The Arcibus Business Transformation Architecture provides material for businesses to facilitate Business Transformation Design programs, in-house or through the use of external facilitators.
The Arcibus Business Transformation material guides and assists participants through to designing the required Business Transformation in Target State Business Architecture.
Do you have a facilitator in mind? If so direct them to our FACILITATOR REGISTRATION PAGE where they will have the option of engaging with us to help them through the program.
Analysis information, developed in each focus group, is entered by the facilitator into ready built structured forms that are replicated within the purpose built Arcibus database.
The Arcibus purpose built database contains many tables that are designed to collect the business transformation architecture information.
It also provides a invaluable information base for business managers going forward at the conclusion of the Business Transformation Design Program
To find out more visit the WHAT IS BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE? FAQ
If you want to know more about how you can effectively enage your staff in this Business Architecture Design process, go to THE ARCIBUS FOCUS GROUP APPROACH
Are you worried about how you are going to get started and how to get your team up to the necessary understanding of their role?
Worry no more. Team Training in available and described on our COACHING AND TRAINING PAGES
The Arcibus Framework Development
Like most frameworks, Arcibus was influenced by what has successfully gone before it. Namely:
The Framework has been further influenced and subsequently adapted through communication with and reading the excellent literature of:
Paul Bodine, William Ulrich, Jeff Scott, Richard Boland and Fed Collopy ,Ralph Whittle and Conrad Myrick, Robert Kaplan and David Norton, David Wastell and many others.
All these above references and many more are available in the book 'Business Architecture Made Easy'