Category Archives: Techniques

Functional Dependency Map – Follow Up

We’ve used a Functional Dependency Map for quite some while now to track risks and dependencies across our roadmap. Once every 4 weeks we get the full project management team together for an hour to run through the dependencies with … Continue reading

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Functional Dependency Map

Edit: We’re currently reviewing our FDM to see if it can be improved.   How can you ensure that your road-map of projects stays robust and on target to deliver against your strategy? The one thing we can be certain about is … Continue reading

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Business Architecture Briefings – Getting off on the right foot

So an idea has been floated, somebody has approved some more work on it, you’ve made sure that you were involved in shaping the idea, some cost benefit analysis has been done, we’ve had a look at the road map … Continue reading

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Capabilities and your roadmap

So, you’ve got your list of projects, you’ve prioritised them for strategic value-add, you’ve scoped the program and projects to fit the change budget, you’ve arranged the schedule so that you can resource them all, you’ve re-arranged the schedule to … Continue reading

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Business capability meta-model

I know, I can hear the question now… “How can he be posting about meta-models when the whole reason for the blog is about delivering real-world, gritty value from EBA? How abstract can you get?” Well, I could say “There are … Continue reading

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Contribution to strategy

A couple of questions we will be faced with as business architects are the following: Should we authorise this new idea and start up a new project on the road-map? One or more projects are in conflict; which one should … Continue reading

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Strategy Mapping

For the purposes of this post I’m assuming you are lucky enough to work for a business unit that has a defined and published strategy. That’s a good start, but sometimes you need to kick the tyres a bit and … Continue reading

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