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Our Communications Service Provider Business Architecture Framework with Over 900 Capabilities Now Available

The IRIS Business Architect Framework for Communications Service Providers is now available for telecom carriers, cable/TV carriers, mobile carriers, internet service providers, etc. It includes the following:

over 900 business capabilities;
over 400 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
17 detailed value streams, 8 of them are customer-driven and with their enabling business capabilities;
80 […]

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Lean and agile developments and architecture may seem to be two conflicting approaches to deliver software initiatives as first glance. In reality, they can be very complimentary. Agility allows very quick reaction times and expedient delivery of initiatives in a continuous flow, which is a necessity in quickly changing corporate […]

Our Business Architecture Manufacturing Framework with Over 850 Capabilities Now Available

The IRIS Business Architect Manufacturing Business Architecture Framework is now available for the following types of manufacturers: consumer package goods, large equipment, textile, clothing, petroleum, chemicals, plastics, mineral, machinery, computer and electronics, appliances, and components. It includes the following:

over 850 business capabilities;
over 430 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
17 detailed value […]

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 770 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 770 business capabilities;
over 420 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

Introduction

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 […]