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Introduction to Business Architecture, 1st Edition

  • Chris Reynolds
  • ISBN-10: 1435454227  |  ISBN-13: 9781435454224
  • 249 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • List Price = $ 27.95
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About

Overview

Business Architecture is a disciplined approach to creating and maintaining business models that enhance enterprise accountabilities and improve decision-making. Business Architecture's value proposition, unlike other disciplines, is to increase organizational effectiveness by mapping and modeling the business to the organization's business vision and strategic goals. The book is an introduction to this burgeoning new field. It explains what Business Architecture is, what a good, sustainable one should include, and explains how to implement a business architecture practically within the reader's environment. Extensive examples and case studies are included to clarify points and demonstrate clearly to the reader how they too can begin to build business architecture within their organization.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides the first book on this hot, emerging new discipline.
  • Deconstructs Business Architecture by first exploring the components that form the discipline, then discussing how they interplay.
  • Includes case studies and practical discussion of how to apply Business Architecture in the reader’s organization.
  • Offers real solutions to increase effectiveness and efficiency of an organization, especially helpful during these challenging economic times.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Business Architecture.
2: What Is Business Architecture Comprised Of?
3: How To Get There.
4: When Are We Done?
5: Representational Languages for Your Business Architecture.
6: Frameworks.
7: Understanding Your Business.
8: Practical Uses for Your Business Architecture.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

The Business Analyst's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13: 9781598635652)

The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as a comprehensive reference manual for the working BA. The Business Analyst's Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that BAs can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, you might be preparing for an interview session and use the book's checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders. Or you might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or you may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever your BA needs, the Business Analyst's Handbook places the necessary information right at your fingertips.

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50

Student Supplements

The Business Analyst's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13: 9781598635652)

The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as a comprehensive reference manual for the working BA. The Business Analyst's Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that BAs can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, you might be preparing for an interview session and use the book's checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders. Or you might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or you may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever your BA needs, the Business Analyst's Handbook places the necessary information right at your fingertips.

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds has been consulting in the IT industry for over 15 years, and has been doing business design work for over 20 years. He has performed business architecture work for wholesale and logistics companies, manufacturers, telecom companies, and financial institutions.