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Business Architecture for Dummies

If you are a business architecture novice and are looking for business architecture for dummies type resources, you have come to the right place. Capstera is a leader in business architecture education, business architecture deliverables, and pre-built business capability models.  

If you are specifically looking for the series of books “For Dummies” in general, and a book called “Business Architecture for Dummies,” we are not the right destination.  (We don’t own or author or publish the “For Dummies” books.) As far as we can tell, there is a specific book on business architecture for dummies, and the two closest titles that we can find are below. (Of course, you are welcome to search online if any titles exist.)

IT Architecture for Dummies

Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies

Business Architecture for Dummies:

As for Capstera, why are we qualified to provide an introduction to business architecture, and educate budding business architects in the art and craft of business capability modeling and business architecture? 

For one, we have published a lot of educational content on business architecture.  Our articles, whitepapers, and tutorials on business architecture are a favorite resource. 

Secondly, we have a treasure trove of business architecture intellectual capital which we market in our business architecture store. You can find several pre-built and customizable business capability maps, and other business architecture practice management deliverables. 

Last but not the least, we at Capstera built a leading business architecture software for business architects and enterprise architects to model, manage, and harness business architecture and capability modeling.  We are sure you can surmise we know the ins and outs of business architecture and capability mapping. 

Now whether you are a dummy, an intermediate, or just interested in the art, science, and craft of business architecture and capability mapping, here is a map to navigate the field and learn the basics. 

It may be a good idea to start with the first step, the definitions.  

Enterprise architecture Definitions

Business Architecture Definitions

Business Capabilities Map Definitions

If you are looking for a broad and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of business architecture, please review Capstera’s Business Architecture Overview page. 

If you are interested in learning how to build a business capability map, look no further.  You can review the Capstera business capability mapping methodology. And learn how to create a business capability map. Or peruse an example business capability map. 

To understand how business architecture model comes together cohesively and coherently, please check out the Capstera Business Architecture Framework. (Please see the diagram at the bottom of the page.)

Here is a list of foundational components of the business architecture, as well as the cornerstone deliverables from business architecture.

On the other hand, if you want to know how you can get a job as a business architect and grow in that discipline, the following are for you. 

The business architect career path

Business architect salary 

Business architect Role and Responsibilities

If you are interested in getting your hands on what makes a garden variety business architect transform into a strategic business architect, please review the Strategic Business Architect Handbook. It includes all the tools, templates, models, and views that a business architect develops and can jump start your career transition to becoming a strategic business architect participating in enterprise transformation

If your charter is to build a business capability model, you may find the pre-built and customizable business capability maps to be an excellent starting point and a springboard to developing enterprise and functional capability models. 

You may also find a lot of valuable resources at the Business Architecture Guild

For more business architecture articles, insights, and analysis, please visit Capstera Blog

We hope you will find these business architecture resources valuable and help your quest to learn the fundamentals of business architecture and capability mapping.  We wish you all the very best in your pursuits. 

Capstera Business Architecture Framework provides a snapshot and overview of critical elements.  

Happy learning and growing!  Very soon we hope that you will transition from reading business architecture for dummies to becoming a strategic business architect. 

Business Architecture for Dummies - A Framework






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