Business Architecture is a strategic business practice used to address the significant challenges of today’s evolving business environment.
IAG provides a variety of Business Architecture Services to satisfy a broad spectrum of strategic, tactical and operational planning needs. Business Architecture models and activities assist management executives by providing various holistic views and perspectives of the organization’s motivations, capabilities, value streams, and initiatives (to name a few) across functional, product, resource, geographic, market and other dimensions.

Business Architecture uses models and analytical approaches to provide a framework for informed decision making supporting a range of organizational change and development initiatives – from cost reduction and restructuring, to process improvement and business transformations, to IT and other strategic investments . Organizations use these business architecture blueprints to align organizational strategies, define future state target operating models, support the discovery of requirements for strategic initiatives, identify potential shared services, and assist program portfolio planning.

IAG’s Enterprise Business Architecture Services involve a variety of models and methodologies from the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK), BPM, Lean, Six Sigma, Hoshin Kanri, Kanban, IT, TOGAF, Zachman, other Enterprise Architecture frameworks and domains. IAG uses best practices including blueprints, capability modeling, value stream analysis, process modeling, information modeling, business motivation modeling, and many others. IAG bases its Enterprise Business Architecture practice on the thought leaders and industry standards bodies such as The Open Group, OMG, and the Business Architecture Guild.

Business Architecture Blueprint Workshops

Short engagements to develop or validate strategies, target operating models, program/project requirements, etc. IAG Business Architects facilitate workshops using mappings and analytical approaches to provide various holistic views of the organization’s motivations, capabilities, value streams, and initiatives across functional, product, resource, geographic, market and other dimensions.

EBA Maturity Assessment

A short review engagement using IAG’s Maturity Model Framework that will assess your organization’s level of maturity in its Business Architecture practice. We will scorecard your processes, deliverables, competencies, metrics and tools, and provide a report you can use to develop and improve your Business Architecture Practice.

EBA Courses

Project Portfolio Audit

Typically a 6-8 week intensive engagement that assesses your project and programs to ensure they are optimized with a portfolio that is aligned to the organization’s goals, strategies, capabilities, and more.

Application Portfolio Audit

Identify applications that are high/low performing, at risk, non-essential, high/low user satisfaction in a comprehensive report from EBA and management analytics.