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Business Architecture: A Practical Guide by [Whelan, Jonathan]
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' It is the best work to date describing business architecture.' Jeff Scott, former Forrester Analyst. 'I love this book. I have read it two times and I am looking forward to reading it again!!...I hope every Business Architect reads this book...Clearly, the time has come for Business Architecture: A Practical Guide. Thank you Graham and Jonathan.' From the Foreword by John A. Zachman 'Business Architecture is very challenging to do and even harder to describe, being inherently multi-dimensional in nature. The authors of this book have done well to distil their considerable experience into a handbook that provides valuable advice to help organisations develop their capability in managing business change.' Sally Bean, Enterprise Architecture Consultant 'This is a significant contribution to the field of Business Architecture. Essential reading for all practising Enterprise Architects!' Stuart Macgregor, CEO, Real IRM International, South Africa 'This is a superb piece of writing for any current or aspiring Business Architect. However, it is also essential reading for anyone involved in designing and implementing business strategy and executing change. The tools and techniques described will prove invaluable to so many different professions.' Darren Coomer, Managing Partner, The Strategy & Architecture Group - www.thesandagroup.com

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Jonathan Whelan is a Business Architect who has over 25 years' experience in a variety of roles within leading organizations. A broad spectrum of businesses has benefited from his observations and a number of his insights have led to significant programmes of work. Jonathan is also the author of several published books and has contributed to professional, trade and press publications. As well as having considerable practical experience, Jonathan is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Graham Meaden has been a practising Enterprise Architect, as a consultant and member of staff, in the Banking, Insurance, Government, Transportation and Energy industry sectors. In recent years he has focussed on Business Architecture and setting up architecture practices. Most recently, as part of heading up the global Strategic Architecture and Business Architecture teams for HSBC Group, he defined the standards for the bank's global BPM centre of excellence.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6282 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gower (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm a marketing director working in the IT industry for 20 years. For sometime now, I needed to understand about Enterprise Architecture but it was really difficult for me to find an "easy to read" book. I went through many books and still felt there was something missing. This book clarified everything.Precise, readable and actionable. Being new to Business Architecture, this book really gave me a comprehensive introduction. This book is a must read!
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Whilst I thought this book was interesting, I did not feel it addressed key challenges being faced in organisations around 'run-change-run'. Many organisations are implementing SOA and BPM which means even more rigour is required in understanding the customer journeys and experiences, being able to define the orchestration layers of process to capture reuse within the engagement actions needed in customer design - not much on the importance of customer design nor linking of capabilities to customer outcomes. I was also disappointed to see there was no acknowledgement of decision management and the game changing effect that is having and Wil continue to have to be able to differentiate value propositions for customers - see Larry Goldberg who also works closely with John Zachman and influence the business motivation elements of his framework. Good book if you are not familiar with the key concepts of bus architecture - not if you want to look at the governance lifecycle or the context of a solution lifecycle and what is required to be in place to manage the business assets across design and run.
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the book does an excellent job of articulating how to design an organisation to run a business,with some practical content. Should be compulsory reading for directors and MBA students alike.
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