Tag Archives: business architecture

Value chains, IT4IT and reference models

I have recently had a most rewarding exchange with Mark Smalley, who is part of a group working on IT4IT (this includes an information architecture to help IT tools interact with each other and a reference model – “an IT … Continue reading

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Capability Maps vs Process Maps: Horses for courses

Those who have been following this blog will know that I have devoted four or five entries to the issue of capability maps. Mainly because I have not seen the need for them and because they can obscure the core … Continue reading

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Value chain, capability chain or operating chain?

Over the last year I have been going round in circles in my thinking about language.   I am convinced that the best place to start when doing operating model work is with a stakeholder map that helps identify the stakeholders … Continue reading

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What is “architecture” in business design?

The IT community use the terms Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture to describe the activity of “setting up” the business or the IT systems.   As a business strategist I have always found this language difficult.   I first came across it … Continue reading

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Value Streams, Context Maps and Process Maps

I have just been reading a 2013 article by Mike Rosen of Wilton Consulting Group about “context maps”.   I don’t like the name, but the article does quite a good job of laying out a flow of analysis that is … Continue reading

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More on Business Models and Business Architecture

I thought it would be helpful to add some of the further comment from the LinkedIn thread on diagrams for operating models. This is for those interested in the issue of language.  See the first blog on this. In the … Continue reading

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Comparing Business Model and Business Architecture

In a recent LinkedIn discussion within the LinkedIn group “Operating Models” there has been a good thread about ways of drawing operating models, methods used to draw operating models and the definition of what is an operating model.  I recommend … Continue reading

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