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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Architecture

Business Architecture

Context Business Architecture forms part of the Business Architecture & Design domain. Description Customer Segmentation

The business architecture capability provides the architectural framework for the development of the business operating model. Techniques The business architecture portfolio includes the following elements: •

Business Segmentation

Business Partitioning

Business Levelling

Business Integration

Functional Partitioning

Application The business architecture is established at the front-end of the programme/development lifecycle in order to drive and structure the analysis, design, build, and test activity. Benefits Business Levelling

Business Architecture provides the necessary architectural foundations and structures to facilitate the development of the operating model and its derivative designs. In so doing, it ensures that a truly 'architectural' approach is taken to the operational design.

IT Integration

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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Architecture

Technique:

Business Segmentation

Business Architecture

Context

Location-Segment-Channel Map

Business Segmentation forms part of the Business Architecture capability within Business Architecture & Design. Description The business segmentation describes the strategic 'grain' of the underlying business model. This generally includes: •

Geographical Locations

Customer Segments

Product/Service Lines

Market Channels

Geographical Location Map

Tools The business segmentation tool set includes the following elements: •

Location Catalogue/Map

Segment Catalogue/Map

P/S Line Catalogue/Map

Channel Catalogue/Map

Customer Segment Catalogue

Application Business Segmentation is undertaken at the front-end of the programme/development lifecycle in order to establish the operating models' strategic parameters. Benefits By explicitly partitioning the enterprise according to agreed strategic criteria, the business segmentation ensures that the operating model outline is clearly established prior to high-level business design.

Product Map

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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Architecture

Technique:

Business Partitioning

Business Architecture

Context Business Partitioning forms part of the Business Architecture capability within Business Architecture & Design.

Architectural Partitioning

Description The business partitioning structures both the static and dynamic aspects of the operating model's evolution according to a number of predefined parameters. This includes splitting out the overarching business architecture into its constituent architectural domains, and decomposing the overall business model into highlevel business areas.

Functional Partitioning

It also involves differentiating between the governance, management, and execution aspects of the underpinning business system. Finally, it entails partitioning the operating model into a time-series of operational 'snapshots', (e.g. current, interim, target), and their operational 'deltas', (e.g. tranche 1, tranche 2, etc.) Tools The business partitioning tool set includes the following elements: •

Architectural Partitioning

Functional Partitioning

Systemic Partitioning

Temporal Partitioning

Systemic Partitioning

Application Business Partitioning is performed at the front-end of the programme/development lifecycle in order to scope and structure the portfolio or programme of work. Temporal Partitioning

Benefits By allowing both the enterprise and its transformation to be 'sliced and diced' according to the 'grain' of the underlying business model and migration strategy, the business partitioning ensures that the programme of work can be accurately scoped, broken down into manageable parts, and structured in a rigorous, logical, clear manner.

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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Architecture

Technique:

Business Levelling

Business Architecture

Context Business Levelling forms part of the Business Architecture capability within Business Architecture & Design.

Operational Levelling (Business)

Description The business levelling stratifies the operating model according to a hierarchy of 'building blocks' within each architectural domain. Tools The business levelling tool set includes the following elements: •

Operational Levelling

Informational Levelling

Technical Levelling

Organisational Levelling

Operational Levelling (Process)

Application Business Levelling is performed at the front-end of the programme/development lifecycle in order to guide and constrain both the higher and lower-level business and IT design.

Informational Levelling

Benefits The business levelling supports multiple levels of resolution and granularity within the operational design. It also ensures consistency and compatibility both within and between the higher and lower-level design artefact sets. Technical Levelling (Application)

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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Architecture

Technique:

Business Integration

Business Architecture

Context Business Integration forms part of the Business Architecture capability within Business Architecture & Design. Process Integration

Description The business integration cross-references the operating model design to its constituent architecture domains. These typically include: process, information, IT, and organisation. Tools The business integration toolset includes the following elements: •

Process Integration

Information Integration

IT Integration

Organisation Integration

Information Integration

Application The business integration is addressed during both higher and lower-level business design. Benefits By cross-mapping the operating model design and the constituent process, information, IT, and organisation designs, Business Integration ensures that the various architectures and designs remain in synch, and that a fully 'joined up' development approach is adopted.

IT Integration

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2. Business Architecture