Business Architect

The role of the Business Architect

The level of Business Architects act upon varies though. The job can be anything from a Business Information Analyst, Process Architect, to Business Management Consultant.

A Business Architect at best works at a strategic level, designing total business concepts for fundamental strategic business changes from the perspective of the Dragon1 EA Method.

If you want you can download this job description for Business Architect PDF and use it for your internal business architect job descriptions. If you want to use the job profile commercially, you need to contact first the Dragon1 Foundation info@dragon1.org.

Key Tasks

  • Translates strategic developments within the organization and in the market, such as laws & regulations and risk management into consequences for the business architecture of the company and its affiliated labels.
  • Uses architecture and design as a bridge between mission and vision on the one hand and policy and development on the other.
  • Develops and manages the business architecture and process architecture from the strategy.
  • Designs, describes and implements processes, organization and products.
  • Anchors (operational) risk management.
  • Captures the current architecture in models.
  • Examines and evaluates future architectures.
  • Defines and describes current and future architecture.
  • Makes information available on the present and future architectures.
  • Executes methods, techniques and tools.
  • Follows market developments in architecture.
  • Sets and monitors Architecture Standards.
  • Develops implementation strategies.
  • Tests proposed changes within projects on conflicts with architectures.
  • Reports about deviations and advises on making decisions.
  • Develops new methods and techniques for describing architectures and submits them for approval to the management.
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Business Architects.

Some specific tasks of the Business Architect are: Making and (help) use of professional products, giving workshops, participation in architecture projects and reviewing/improving plans, projects, designs and architectures.

Professional Products

Some important professional products that are created by the Business Architect are:

Architecture notes and – memos, architecture annual plan, business architecture roadmap, business architecture blueprint, business architecture structure vision, business architecture domains model, business architecture functions model, business architecture technical model, total concepts, distribution-chain models, architectures, architecture designs, reference architectures, functional specifications, cost estimates, stakeholder analysis, master plan, user requirements, a program of requirements, scenario analysis, impact analysis, risk assessments, views of different viewpoints and architecture visualizations.

Dragon1 as BPM Tool

Business Architects make use of tools to create architecture products or deliverables. The most used tools are still: Pen, Paper, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio and MS Excel.

With tools a business architect can create their own business building blocks, fragments and make more reuse of parts of their business architecture.

Dragon1 can be perfectly used by Business Architects as BPM Tool.

Business Architect Training

Dragon1 Academy offers training and certification in the BPM Tool and also in the Dragon1 Open EA Method (Dragon1 Practitioner and Dragon1 Certified) for anyone who want to become a Visual Business Architect.

Dragon1 Academy believes that certification after training works both ways. As a business professional, you need to take that extra step during the business architect training to pass the exam. This will make you master the training theory much better. Also with a certification, you can communicate much easier your competencies and capabilities to others. Therefore you cannot only certify yourself as an architect in the Dragon1 Open EA Method but also as a user in Dragon1 as BPM Tool.

Architecting Solutions

DEMO: Capability Mapping Software

Generate a Change Impact Analysis - Projects Apps Capabilities

Use any repository or Excel Sheet
DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Example

DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Diagram - Measure Rules Compliance

Manufacturing, Financial Solutions
DEMO: Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Template

DEMO: Generate an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to discover and solve RISK

Banking, Logistics, Healthcare
DEMO: Process Application Map

DEMO: Generate Process Application Landscape for RPA

Retail, Agriculture, Oil & Gas
DEMO: Strategy Map Template

DEMO: Generate Strategy Map for CLOUD ADOPTION

Government, Logistics, Banking
DEMO: Data Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Application Landscape for SECURITY

Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care