Digital Transformation: How to Set your Priorities Using Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Most large organizations are undergoing major digital transformation that will last for at minimum another 10 years. Successful enterprises will rightfully claim that their organizational transformation never ends and has become a continuous process. Yet, capital and human resources are finite and all initiatives to be delivered should generate a good […]

Our Business Architecture Financial Services Framework with Over 700 Capabilities Now Available

The IRIS Business Architect Financial Services Business Architecture Framework is now available for retail banks, commercial banks, wholesale banking, wealth management, trading services, currency exchange, corporate finance, venture capital, etc. It includes the following:

over 700 business capabilities;
over 400 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
18 detailed value streams, 9 of them are […]

Business Case: Healthcare Clinical Services Transformation Using Enterprise and Business Architecture


This anonymous organization located in North America delivers healthcare through almost 500 facilities, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, mental health facilities and community health sites, while providing a variety of programs and services with a total number of employees well over 100,000 all located in one state/province. This healthcare organization has an […]

7 Qualities of Top Business Architects

Clients and users of our software application [1] are either business architects [2], enterprise architects that understand the need of linking business strategies to their initiatives and their enterprise architecture model, or experienced business analysts that know both the business and IT side of their organizations and must manage their organization’s requirements with relevance […]

The Place of Business Architecture within Enterprise Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Fortunately, Enterprise Architecture (“EA”) is not always only about enterprise and IT documentation anymore. EA is trying more and more to be involved with the digital transformation of their organization. Yet, their digital transformation initiatives are still too often planned and deployed without involving the business side of their organization. Business […]

Enabling Customer Driven Innovations Using Business Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

The pace of innovation is increasing and affecting more and more how businesses are developing products/services and approaching clients. Disruptions are occurring at a quicker pace then ever, where the most acute organizations have no choice but to transform rapidly to a customer driven enterprise providing customer lifetime value, involving not […]

Using Both Six Sigma and Business Architecture for More Effective Business Transformation

by Daniel Lambert

Six Sigma has been transforming businesses for the last 30 years. To insure their continued success, Six Sigma Black Belts need Business Architecture to make their operational improvements stick over the long run for more effective business transformation. To combine these two complementary methodologies, Six Sigma SIPOC reports need to be build […]

Product Management Using Business Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

I would not be surprised that a majority of Business Transformation initiatives will involve in the future product (and service) management. Yet, literature about this subject is scarce. Product managers often work in isolation from the rest of the company, even if product management – which can be either the creation […]

New Strategic Partner in Great Britain: Searchlight Consulting

We are extremely proud to announce that Searchlight Consulting is now a strategic partner of ours in Great Britain.

Searchlight Consulting’s experienced and reputable experts now use the IRIS Business Architect toolset as a way to accelerate their clients’ IT-enabled business transformation. As indicated by Bryan Oak, Consulting Services Director at Searchlight Consulting, “IRIS […]

The Art of Measurement and Business Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Building a Business Architecture model without measuring any of its key elements is a pure waste of time. This article examines the need for strategic and tactical measurements, how to have effective measurements (KPIs) in place, presents various measurement diagram examples, and finally names two sources of KPIs lists for various […]