A blueprint for improvement.
Business architecture is a blueprint of your business that provides a common understanding of the organization and is used to align strategic objectives and tactical demands. These drawings are very useful for communicating to your employees, shareholders, customers and potential clientele about current and future:
- Business concept
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Information Exchange
Like the blueprints of a building, business architecture is tailored into specific views that speak to specific stakeholders. For example, company operations require detail around functions and process where human resources need a solid organizational structure that includes roles and responsibilities. These views must be available, easily understood and congruent.
Form follows function – determine functions first and build the organization around them. When functions change, what else changes? This knowledge is critical for capability development.