As I start 2019 I see reduction in the interest in business architecture as a term and a discipline as in recent years it seems unfortunately to have been absorbed and assimilated by the "Borg" of I.T. Self important guilds and bodies have just, to be frank, certificated it to death.
What is clear though is that the underlying techniques and tools still are in demand, but from business people in operations and from elsewhere outside of the I .T. department. In reality the term business architecture is not in their vocabulary at all but what they do is. I suppose in truth it doesn't really matter as we should not be marketing a discipline or role as such, which has been quite common over the years, but what is important is the promotion of the right type of good solid design methods.
Marketing the discipline has passed; let us now focus on the outcomes and how to achieve those outcomes instead.
- What is the future operation going to look like and why?
- How do I communicate why we are moving this way?
- How do I analyse this poorly presented strategy?
- How do I avoid transformation failure and unnecessary expenditure?
- Are buzzword topics necessary or are they a distraction?
- How do I plan what to build and when?
Some key questions, a sample set among many others, that will be answered in 2019.
Happy New Year.....