My New Talk and New Take on Business Architecture at BBC2011: The Architecture of Enterprise Know-How
Business Architecture Summit at BBC2011 – Thurs, Nov 3, 2011 – 10:10am
I am giving a talk next week called The Architecture of Enterprise Know-How at the Building Business Capability (BBC2011) event in Florida. If you’re there, I hope you’ll come listen. I’ll be plowing new ground. We’ve done some fascinating work the past several years and now it’s time to talk about it …
Does the know-how of the company have intrinsic structure at the enterprise level? Can you use that structure to assess and plan operational business capabilities? Where do business rules, business processes, and business analysis fit in?
Every company depends on its special know-how, a point so obvious we often overlook it. The products and services we deliver to customers can never be better than our capacity to organize, manage, revise, and deploy that know-how. In a knowledge economy, operational know-how is king.
Current techniques for creating enterprise architectures are largely IT-centric. They focus on processes, data and services rather than on business products and the business capabilities to produce and deliver them. We need to change all that using proven, pragmatic techniques that directly engage business managers. The new approach is highly innovative, business-driven, and surprisingly easy.
- How to conduct a deep, meaningful, rapid assessment of business capabilities
- How to identify life-cycle-long, enterprise-wide dependencies
- How to give Finance the crucial, coordinated touch points it needs
- How to plan for massive customization and reconfiguration of products
- How to put the ‘business’ into business architecture and business agility
- How to rekindle the spark of creative thinking in your organization
Tags: BBC2011, business architecture, Business Architecture Summit, enterprise architecture, know-how, knowledge economy, re-engineering products
Ronald G. Ross
Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.