ARCIBUS BUSINESS BENEFITS SUMMARY
ARcibus is a long term investment in Business Dynamic Knowledge
The investment in Business Architecture created by the Arcibus Business Transformation Program is not just for that first transformation program.
Analysis work carried out on customer value streams, systems, roles, procedures, legislation and other business components in the first transformation project, becomes the bedrock for an intelligent change responsive organisation going forward.
It is a long term investment in Business Dynamic Knowledge, that provides the organisation with the the ability to save vast resources and rapidly respond to change:
how to Provide Your Business with long term Benefits
Ensures Business Priorities Drive IT Investment Decisions
IT investments is led by business objectives which are clearly stated in the Strategy Map before any market sourcing exercise.
The value of each current business solution is documented with capability understood by the business.
All IT solutions get designed and subsequently signed off by the business as meeting their Business Transformation Objectives, before the build and implementation takes place.
IT projects adhere strictly to the Business Architecture Design agreed with the business in acquiring and delivering solutions.
External suppliers of IT solutions are treated as partners and encouraged to apply initiative such as prototyping the business Target Value Streams when informing the company of potential capability.
IT Infrastructure performance is regularly accountable to the business and not simply a ‘black box’ approach
Encourages Staff to Take Responsibility for Business Design
“If managers fail to take responsibility for design and if organizations fail to create the necessary mandates and rewards, then disasters [such as the ICS] will continue to occur, and the productivity paradox will persist unabated. Design is too important to leave by default to software vendors and consultants. Research has shown that the best and most innovative ideas come from the middle layers of the organization and the front line.”
David Wastell Professor of Information Systems at Nottingham University in the UK, 2010”
Provides Greater Understanding of Roles in the Organisation
Roles and Responsibilities relating to each business value stream are generally understood right across the business.
For each business value stream it is clear what particular systems are relied upon for completing the activity.
It is clear what particular elements of a Company Policy and/or Procedures guide each particular value stream.
The proposed output for each business value stream is documented and understood.
Reduces Risk and None-Compliance by managing both more Effectively
Relevant Company Policies and Procedures are linked directly to specific business value streams, and thereby should be fully understood by those completing the activities.
Associated Business Risks are Identified and Analysed throughout the design stage, influencing the final design of each of value stream.
A Compliance Register is developed that informs operational managers of their compliance obligations, as they relate to each appropriate value stream.
Governing Legislation and Regulations are broken down into plain English requirements associated with each business value stream.
In the case of a Business Continuity breakdown, it is documented how each of the critical value streams are required to continue under other methods along with minimal acceptable downtime.
Those responsible for governance are able to receive continuous Evidence of Compliance and Risk Management across the business areas and associated value streams.
When regulations change is imminent, it is immediately clear what business value streams need to change.