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Product Description

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Capability:

Business Governance

Business Governance

Context Business Governance forms part of the Business Architecture & Design domain. Description The business governance capability provides a governance framework for controlling key stages of the transformation programme. These typically include: requirements, business design, IT design, and testing. Techniques The business governance portfolio includes the following elements: •

Requirements Governance

Business Design Governance

IT Design Governance

Testing Governance

Application Business Governance is addressed throughout the programme/development lifecycle. Business Governance

Benefits By providing an effective governance framework for the evolution of the business operating model, Business Governance significantly de-risks the transformation programme from a business outcome perspective.

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Product Description

Business Governance

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Application

Capability:

Business Governance

Technique:

Requirements Governance

Requirements Governance is undertaken during the business analysis phase of the programme, where the operating model design is deployed in two ways:

Context

Firstly, as a reference framework to guide, (and constrain), the analysis activity

Requirements Governance forms part of the Business Governance capability within Business Architecture & Design.

Secondly, to validate requirements specifications submitted by business analysts In the case of discrepancies between the agreed operating model and the requirements specifications, either the latter is returned to the analyst with a request for its modification, or the operating model itself is modified.

Description The requirements governance application explicitly relates the requirements specifications to the agreed operating model, (formulated via the design decision model).

By exception, discrepancies may be referred to the Design Authority body for a final ruling before reflecting the decision in the operating model and/or specification.

Tools

Benefits

The requirements governance tool set includes the following elements:

By formally checking that requirements specifications are fully-aligned to the agreed operating model, the requirements governance model ensures that the detailed business analysis and design activity does not diverge from the mandated, higher-level operational design.

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Decision Model

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Operating Model

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Product Description

Business Governance

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Application

Capability:

Business Governance

Technique:

Business Design Governance

Business Design Governance is undertaken during the business design phase of the programme, where the operating model design is deployed in two ways:

Context

Firstly, as a reference framework to guide, (and constrain), the business design activity

Business Design Governance forms part of the Business Governance capability within Business Architecture & Design.

Secondly, to validate detailed business designs submitted by business/process designers In the case of discrepancies between the agreed operating model and the detailed business design, either the latter is returned to the designer with a request for its modification, or the operating model itself is modified.

Description The business design governance application explicitly relates the detailed business designs to the agreed operating model, (formulated via the design decision model).

By exception, discrepancies may be referred to the Design Authority body for a final ruling before reflecting the decision in the operating model and/or design.

Tools Benefits

The business design governance tool set includes the following elements: •

Decision Model

•

Operating Model

By formally checking that detailed designs are fullyaligned to the agreed operating model, the business design governance model ensures that the detailed design activity does not diverge from the mandated, higher-level operational design.

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Product Description

Business Governance

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Application

Capability:

Business Governance

Technique:

IT Design Governance

IT Design Governance is undertaken during the IT design phase of the programme, where the operating model design is deployed in two ways: Firstly, as a reference framework to guide, (and constrain), the IT design activity*

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

Secondly, to validate IT specifications and designs submitted by IT analysts and designers * (Including the Functional Requirements for the IT solution selection)

In the case of discrepancies between the agreed operating model and the IT design, either the latter is returned to the designer with a request for its modification, or the operating model itself is modified.

Description The IT design governance application explicitly relates the IT solution designs to the agreed operating model, (formulated via the design decision model).

By exception, discrepancies may be referred to the Design Authority body for a final ruling before reflecting the decision in the operating model and/or IT design.

Tools The IT design governance tool set includes the following elements: •

Decision Model

•

Operating Model

Benefits By formally checking that IT solution designs are fullyaligned to the agreed operating model, the IT design governance model ensures that the IT design activity does not diverge from the mandated, higher-level design.

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Product Description

Business Governance

Domain:

Business Architecture & Design

Application

Capability:

Business Governance

Technique:

Testing Governance

Testing Governance is undertaken during the test phase of the programme, where the operating model design is deployed in two ways:

Context

Firstly, as a reference framework to guide, (and constrain), the testing activity

Testing Governance forms part of the Business Governance capability within Business Architecture & Design.

Secondly, to validate test plans submitted by the testing team In the case of discrepancies between the agreed operating model and the test plans, either the latter is returned to the testing team with a request for its modification, or the operating model itself is modified.

Description The testing governance application explicitly relates the test plans to the agreed operating model, (formulated via the design decision model).

By exception, discrepancies may be referred to the Design Authority body for a final ruling before reflecting the decision in the operating model and/or test plan.

Tools Benefits

The testing governance tool set includes the following elements: •

Decision Model

•

Operating Model

By formally checking that test plans are fully-aligned to the agreed operating model, the testing governance model ensures that the testing activity does not diverge from the mandated, higher-level operational design.

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