How can you see the work of a business architect and what is the meaning of business architecture itself? In this article we will declare you the world and processes of this key factor in your organization by a clear comparison.
Let’s say we see business architecture as an author. A great author types up her manuscript. Scribing or typing is necessary to get the fabulous story in the hands of the readers, but the most important work of the author is not the typing, but the crafting of the story that takes the reader on a fascinating journey with twists and turns, alive with motion and character. Typing is simply the mechanics.
A great business architect also creates process maps and draws visuals. Like the author, this work needs to be done to help leaders understand the business, but the most important work of the business architect is not drawing up these process maps, but understanding the business, her clients needs and what they are trying to accomplish. The business architect can take her company leaders on a journey of transformation by helping the leaders visualize the current state and the art of the possible, help them understand the connections and the complexities of the organization, and create compelling stories that drive change. Today a lot of organizations have a lot of process maps and reams of documentation, gathering dust within the physical or electronic archives.
The only difference between a writer and a business architect in this case; is that a business architect can get help from the use of many tools like bpm software tool BlueDolphin, which a writer can’t. The business architect is more lucky that it can create and show a clearer vision between all these processes and reams of documents with the help of these software tools, but it still needs to take the client or it’s colleagues into an imaginary world to deliver the most important messages. Kind of like a 20th century Charles Dickens, right?