Strategic Business Architect Handbook

Strategic Business Architect Handbook

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Capstera’s Strategic Business Architect is a comprehensive and actionable handbook for elevating the practice of business architecture to become a strategic and transformational endeavor.

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Capstera’s Strategic Business Architect is a comprehensive and actionable handbook for elevating the practice of business architecture to become a strategic and transformational endeavor. The Strategic Business Architect Handbook will equip the business architecture practitioners with tips, tutorials, and templates to catapult their value contribution to the enterprise and consequently enhance their career prospects.

Traditionally, business architecture has been an appendage of the IT department, and there has been some backlash due to the perception that business architects are drawing boxes and arrows which are ivory tower deliverables without a practical impact.

At the outset, a business architect is not a business analyst. A business architect is not an enterprise architect. He/she is not a project manager. Or an IT architect. Or a Strategist.  But a strategic business architect incorporates each of these disciplines and follows the tenets to do his/her job in business architecture. 

What do traditional business architects do? Many business architects focus on artifacts, not outcomes. They focus on modeling, not moving the needle.  And focus on IT too much at the expense of providing a contextual picture of the business.  A strategic business architect, on the other hand, is more business-centric, operations-oriented, and aims to become the glue that binds different views and viewpoints into coherent and holistic perspectives.

The strategic business architect needs to be more business-centric and produce deliverables that impact enterprise transformation. Who is a strategic business architect? Any business architect who is able to transcend the IT box and make an impact by bridging the gap between strategy and execution, and aligning business and technology to foster enterprise transformation. 

Strategic Business Architect - Role and Competencies

The Strategic Business Architect needs to play several roles.

Strategic Business Architect is a:

  • Strategy Interpreter
  • Business Capability Modeler
  • Value Stream Mapper
  • Alchemist
  • Big Picture Thinker
  • Gap Minder
  • Aligner
  • Story Teller

If a business architect rises to become a strategic asset and elevates the practice and value of business architecture to more than boxes and arrows, he/she can aspire to an accelerated career path, higher compensation, and roles.