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Business Architecture Readiness Assessment

Business Architecture Readiness Assessment

Have you ever conducted or thought about doing a business architecture readiness assessment? When should you get started or accelerate your enterprise transformation thru business architecture and business capability modeling? Here is a simple self-assessment to help you figure out what are the signs and symptoms which will necessitate a business architecture and business capability modeling program.

A simple self-assessment to help you figure out what are the signs and symptoms which will necessitate a business architecture and business capability modeling program.

While creating a few business architecture artifacts and a few business capability models is in itself not a panacea, it will at least get started on the path to enterprise transformation. Score your company ratings on the following parameters and decide how desperately you need a business capability driven change.

 

Business Architecture Readiness Assessment:

Self Assessment to Evaluate the Need for Business Architecture and Business Capability Modeling
Parameters  High Medium Low 
Business /IT Alignment:      
  • Lack of understanding of the big picture
  • Ambiguity and churn in business requirements
  • Business stakeholders dissatisfaction with IT delivery
  • Divergent objectives driving business and technology
     
Portfolio Management:       
  • Funding of annual projects rather than holistic capabilities
  • No clear linkage between company strategy and IT investments
  • Lack of clear accountability for measurable outcomes
     
IT Landscape:      
  • Incompatible architecture and technology complexity
  • Silos, redundancy, and overlaps
  • Cost Overruns
  • Lack of process discipline
  • Lack of Framework and Structured Methodology

If you scored six or more combination of “Highs” or “Mediums” for this assessment, your firm is a candidate for and can benefit from business architecture and capability modeling.

     

Have you done a business architecture readiness assessment for your enterprise? If so what were the results? How did you present the findings to your architecture review board? Based on the business architecture readiness assessment, did you get marching orders and funding? Please share your stories.

If you need more than this questionnaire, please do contact Capstera consulting for a rapid business architecture readiness assessment. 

 

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