Date: 8 March 2016
Where: London

Business Architecture is hot but also hotly debated. There are numerous perspectives that must be taken into account to create and sustain the critical knowledge required. It seems natural for Business Analysts to aspire to this challenge. But what is Business Architecture?

Ultimately a useful Business Architecture defines the needs and structure of the business itself and then and only then considers the enabling support required to make the business come alive and the priorities for investing in integrated change. We have to be able to clearly articulate what we strive to accomplish (the ends) and then define what we have to build, connect and do to accomplish it (the means). Defining and aligning the many moving parts is the key that characterizes this emerging practice.

Roger Burlton, a world leader in Business Architecture and Business Process Management, discusses what is happening in this new and exciting field and along the way busts some misconceptions.

He discusses

  • Business stakeholder analysis and strategic intent
  • Business process architecture as the foundation
  • The business performance framework
  • Shared enterprise-wide capabilities
  • Business semantics and the information model
  • Business decisions and business rules
  • The business change roadmap
  • Culture change


Roger Burlton P. Eng., CMC is the President of Process Renewal Group and co-founder of BPTrends Associates. He is the author of the pioneering book 'Business Process Management: Profiting from Process' and the standard 'Business Process Manifesto', now available in 14 languages. His Business Architecture column in is available to over twenty thousand readers. He developed and delivered the first Business Process and Business Process Architecture management classes in the world in 1991, certified today by universities in North America, Europe, Australia and South America and registered with IIBA as an official training source. He is is recognized as a world leader in transforming companies from traditional hierarchical organizations to process managed ones based on a Business Architecture model. He has led numerous initiatives to implement new business models, governance frameworks and process management capabilities for global corporations and government agencies. He continues to chair the most prominent business process conferences around the world which he has done on over forty occasions.

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