"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works"
What are the Business Architecture Components
In the Arcibus Business Architecture business components are categorized as:
The Arcibus Business Transformation Design program is made up of Six Stages, 40 Focus Group Modules, over 50 Artifacts and much more.
What is a Value Stream?
George Brown (2009) of BP Trends provided this description of a value stream:
"An end-to-end collection of activities that create a result for a customer, who may be the ultimate customer or who may be an internal “end user” of the value stream. The value stream has a clear goal: to satisfy or to delight the customer. Value streams differ from functions in that a value stream is a cycle of activity that begins with a specified event and ends when a specified output is produced. The customer is sometimes the ultimate customer of the enterprise; sometimes the "customer" exists within the enterprise. (Brown, 2009)
Brown, G. (2009). Value Chains, Value Streams, Value Nets, and Value Delivery Chains BP Trends (April), pp. 1-12
What does business gain from using the Arcibus Business Architecture ?
A More Performance Focussed Business
What are Critical Success Factor
“The limited number of areas in which results, if they are satisfactory will ensure successful competitive performance for the organisation”(Forster and Rockart, 1989).
In this Arcibus Framework the Critical Success Factors are:
What is a Focus Group?
Guidance in the formation of the focus groups was provided by Tong, Sainsbury, and Craig (2007) , that states:
Why is it, that most business managers don’t care for the use of the term “architecture” inside the business environment
Resistance appears to be down to years of IT based Enterprise Architects using the term to describe something they haven’t been able to understand, or for in which they had little or no interest.
It would appear the problem with traditional Enterprise Architecture, which has been driven by IT technicians, is, whilst it deals with a reduction in complexity for the technician; it appears to fall short of presenting a simplistic picture for the none-technical person to understand.
Why do some confuse this new business architecture with the business architecture element in Enterprise Architecture?
The Arcibus Business Architecture Framework is not that traditional element of the IT based Enterprise Architecture, but a framework that is totally business oriented and in which the whole business, including IT, can to commit to in order to truly understand their problems and most of all the potential to genuinely improve the business.
A key purpose of this new business driven architecture is to provide the means for communicating and controlling the strategic and operational intentions of the business in a way that is easy to understand for everyone in the organization.
Do we need to have a Transformation Implementation Project in place to develop Arcibus Business Architecture?
If a business transformation has been identified as required or is being considered, the Arcibus program can form the ideal design stage in addition to preparing the organization for future change.
Arcibus initial stages are involved in determining what the business is trying to achieve and particularly why it cannot achieve that improvement without change. This process can often provide the structured thinking into what the transformation/s implementation could constitute.
The Arcibus middle stages involve determining the level of transformation that can be achieved by the business. The program then moves on to determine what that transformation can look like.
The final two stages are to do with designing the Target Operating Models including all the transformed Value Streams.
How and when the transformed Value Streams are implemented, can be subject to particular internal considerations.
Therefore, how much of that change is necessary, and when it is implemented, is totally dependent upon business consideration and associated decisions.
For information on what longer term benefits Arcibus can provide visit Business Benefits and the Arcibus Home Page