One of the biggest benefits of capability mapping and business architecture is the alignment it fosters between business and technology. Let’s look at how business architecture drives business and IT alignment.
While it is not an exact science, business architecture and capability models offer an opportunity to align the folks from two different planets with a common language and a level of abstraction that is business-friendly, and yet actionable by IT.
Some of the common frustrations go like this:
“Business doesn’t get it. Wanting an”Amazing” piece of software is not really actionable. We need real requirements.”
“Rather than telling my buy software ABCD, can you please tell what you are trying to achieve?”
“How much documentation do we need to provide? We have a business to run. Furthermore, all we want is rather simple – build XYZ like our competitor PQRS”
“Why does that button on the website cost a million dollars? Anything we touch costs a zillion and take eons.”
Of course, there are several reasons and not all can be fixed with business architecture and capability modeling. However, here is how you can align business and IT teams using the tenets of business architecture.
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