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 [...]

2016 Business Architecture Survey

This 2016 Business Architecture Survey General Findings Report is written in collaboration by Whynde Kuehn, Partner at Business Architecture Associates, Robert Kost, Partner at Thematix, Daniel Lambert, Vice-President at Benchmark (IRIS Business Architect), Alain Picard, Chief Technology Officer at Benchmark (IRIS Business Architect), Larry Smith, Partner at Thematix, and William Ulrich, Partner at Business [...]

Providing Access to Your Business Architecture Model: the Key to Agile Digital Transformation

by Daniel Lambert

In a constantly changing environment, digital transformation is becoming a priority. Yet, digital transformation is hard. It involves important risks and business complexities that often hold organizations back. Digital transformation projects often fail short of their objectives and drag far too long, because the planning, coordination and architectural bridges between business and [...]

Bridging Business Model Canvas and Business Architecture

by Daniel Lambert

The Business Model Canvas, as shown in Figure 1 above, is a common method to build a business plan in very large and small companies because it is both structured and very simple to understand. The Business Model Canvas is also very Customer-Driven. Yet, there has not been in the past an [...]