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Business and Dynamic Change: Part 1 Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight by William Ulrich, Whynde Kuehn. The
authors describe a number of fundamental business architecture
concepts. They include an overview, beneficiaries, common myths, core
and extended perspectives, interdisciplinary alignment, governance,
getting started, and a vision for the future Architecture. The Future
Architecture is used to describe transitioning from a current
environment to a future. Business Architecture covers a number of core
“domain” categories that a business does (capability); the vocabulary it
uses (information); how a business is organized (organization); and how
a business delivers value to key stakeholders (value stream). As such,
they believe that business architecture will become a critical and indispensable discipline in the business community.
Business Architecture: the Art and Practice of Business Transformation. Business architecture is changing how we transform organizations and Ulrich and McWhorter’s new book will change how you think about business architecture.Ulrich and McWhorter introduce powerful transformation concepts in business-friendly terms. Drawing from a wealth of practical experience, the authors provide a practical, soup-to-nuts guide for executives and practitioners as well as novices and experts. Organizations just getting introduced to business architecture will find this work invaluable. Organizations with business architecture programs already in place can use this book to the next level.
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies.
Book Review: by Grady Booch - IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Software Engineering in IBM Research “Ulrich and Newcomb's book offers a comprehensive examination of the challenges of growing software-intensive systems. Every system has an architecture, but as the authors explain, it is only by continuous, intentional architectural transformation that one can attend to costs while simultaneously creating a mechanism wherein innovation may flourish take their work to the next level.
Leading IT and business architecture consultant William Ulrich presents a step-by-step, phased roadmap to legacy transformation that maximizes business value, while minimizing cost, disruption, and risk. Transformation strategies, organizing disciplines, techniques, and tools reduce the risks of deploying the component-based architectures you need to stay competitive while maximizing the business value of core systems that work.