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  • 17 Jul 2014 4:21 PM | Anonymous


    BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE GUILD ADDS NEW EXECUTIVE TEAM

    New executive team brings senior governance and strategic planning skills to growing association focused on business architecture

    Soquel, CA – The Business Architecture Guild is pleased to announce the addition of two senior business executives to its Board of Directors. Bob Carlston has joined the Board as Director of Business Management and will focus on strategic planning and corporate governance.  Bill Archer has joined the Board as Director of Business Strategy to address overall market and growth strategies. Bob and Bill provide a strong team approach that will provide the Guild with the foundational framework to enable the growing number of member contributors and subject matter experts to focus on the Guild’s primary purpose of “promoting best practices and expanding the knowledgebase of the business architecture discipline.”

    Bob Carlston is a serial entrepreneur and management consultant with experience in strategy consulting, customer development, transformation, financial modeling, operational management, marketing and partner program management. As the number two executive for Oracle China, Bob led the transformation of the Hong Kong, Taiwan and People’s Republic of China organizations into a single operating entity. Past clients include IBM, US Department of Agriculture, Erol’s, Takarajima, National Association of Home Builders, Presidential Inaugural Committee and startups in the US, China, Japan, the Philippines and Scotland.

    Bill Archer is a senior marketing executive with experience in designing innovative marketing programs for companies from startups to Fortune 50 companies.  Currently Bill is VP Marketing for Centrix Group, a healthcare company. Previously Bill served as of VP Global marketing for an international market research firm, directed product marketing for two software companies, launched three successful IT startups and consulted to companies that include IBM, Lockheed Martin and a number of emerging companies.

    According to William Ulrich, President and Cofounder, “we are excited to have Bob and Bill join the team. Our rapid growth and business plan require us to bring in experienced executives that have strong backgrounds in corporate governance and strategic planning. Bill and Bob have worked together over the years and our Board felt that having them join the organization puts us in a much better place as we build out our certification program and corporate membership structure, and undertake other initiatives planned for this year and next.”

    About the Business Architecture Guild

    The primary purpose of the Business Architecture Guild is to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the Business Architecture discipline. The Guild is an international, not-for-profit membership organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture practitioners and others interested in the field. The Business Architecture Guild is the source of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK® Guide)”, produced and managed by members of the Business Architecture Guild. For more information visit www.businessarchitectureguild.org.

  • 26 Jun 2014 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    Press Release  available for the Buisness Architecture innovation Workshop to be held September 16th and 17th in Austin Texas

  • 17 Apr 2014 5:12 PM | Anonymous

    On September 16-17, 2014, in Austin TX, the Business Architecture Innovation Workshop, cosponsored by the Business Architecture Guild and the OMG, will explore innovative ways to leverage business architecture across a variety of disciplines.


    Registration is now available at a discounted rate for Guild members only. If you are not a member of the Business Architecture Guild, please go to the OMG Event  page for registration information.


    Cost:  (payment goes to OMG) 

    Guild members with discount: $345

    Non-Guild members:  $395 for the 2 day event


    The Business Architecture Innovation Workshop, a sister program to the Business Architecture Innovation Summit, will expand business architecture influence and horizons to ensure that organizations maximize business architecture investments across a wide variety of business pursuits.


  • 11 Jan 2014 2:58 PM | Anonymous
    A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK™ Guide) 3.5  has been released to members. Members must log in to access the content. The press release is below.

    The Business Architecture Guild Releases A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK™ Guide) Version 3.5

     01/15/2014 The Business Architecture Guild is pleased to announce the release of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK™ Guide) Version 3.5. As  business architecture continues to help organizations shape, plan and deploy priority business initiatives, the BIZBOK™ Guide continues to evolve to reflect industry best practices. These business priorities include strategic plan development and deployment, business impact analysis, portfolio investment analysis, customer value enhancement and a variety of other transformation initiatives.

    Version 3.5 highlights include the addition of the Business Architecture Maturity Model. The maturity model was conceived and developed by Guild members seeking a standardized approach to assess the quality and effectiveness of business architecture deployment at their organizations. A member presentation at the Business Architecture Innovation Summit at the end of March in Reston, VA will share early experiences in applying this model. Another highlight includes the Business Architecture Roles and Competencies model, which defines various competencies by role. These updates are the result of member-driven, collaborative development
    efforts that began as discussion groups in the Guild Member Community.

    Version 3.5 additionally includes major enhancements to strategy mapping and incorporation of Value Network analysis into organization mapping and value mapping. Version 3.5 also features updates and refinements to other core and practice-based topic areas. These include capability mapping, business architecture and business process modeling and management, performance mapping, the business architecture knowledgebase, business architecture and IT architecture alignment, and business architecture and requirements analysis. Finally, Version 3.5 features a new set of business architecture study questions. Interested parties may download a summary of
    Version 3.5 updates from the BIZBOK™ Guide homepage and Version 3.5 Part 1: Introduction and Table of Contents from the Business Architecture Guild Resource Page.

    According to business architect Dale Howard, “We are using BIZBOK™ 3.5 to help formulate and structure our business architecture efforts. It provides business architecture insights that we have not found in other industry literature.” Dale is one of many members using the BIZBOK™ Guide, reflecting the rapid growth in size and sophistication of the Guild Member Community. Increased Guild member sophistication is exemplified by the fact that the majority of Version 3.5 enhancements were contributed by Guild members. Teams self-organize in the Guild Member Community, set goals, define deliverables and formalize content. Guild leadership provides mentoring and related support for these efforts. Collaborative teams are already organizing to begin work on BIZBOK™ Guide Version 4.0.

    The use of the BIZBOK™ Guide is also evident in discussions with industry experts. According to Whynde Melaragno, Business Architecture Practice Director at STA Group, “As business architecture continues to drive successful large-scale business transformations, we leverage our experience and the best practices outlined in the BIZBOK™ Guide v3.5 to deliver industry
    aligned solutions to our customers. As thought leaders and practitioners in business architecture, we believe the BIZBOK™ Guide and Guild Member Community play a significant role in unifying thought around business architecture concepts and raising awareness of the unparalleled value it brings.” As more and more organizations worldwide successfully apply business architecture and refine best practices, the BIZBOK™ Guide will grow correspondingly in depth and sophistication to reflect those practices and experiences.

    The Business Architecture Guild generally releases two versions of the BIZBOK™ Guide annually using an agile approach to the evolution of best practices. As new content is deployed, feedback and contributions from the Guild Member Community evolve that content in future releases. Guild leadership, in close conjunction with the member community, continues to
    identify new concepts and content that can be shared as soon as possible to elicit buy-in and feedback. In addition to contributions from the Guild Member Community, feedback is obtained at events such as the Business Architecture Innovation Summit and upcoming Guild Member Campfire (to be held after the Summit in Reston, VA).

    About the Business Architecture Guild

    The primary purpose of the Business Architecture Guild is “to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the business architecture discipline.” The Guild is an international, not-for-profit, member-based organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture
    practitioners and others interested in the field. The Business Architecture Guild is the source of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK™ Guide)”, produced and managed by members of the Business Architecture Guild.

    For more information visit www.businessarchitectureguild.org.
  • 25 Nov 2013 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    Guild members  - sign in to access the member pages and begin registration on our events page to obtain your discount code


    Soquel, CA – 11/25/2013 The Business Architecture Guild and the OMG® Business Architecture Special Interest Group announce the Business Architecture Innovation Summit, a two-day practitioner-focused, practitioner-delivered event on March 25-26, 2014, in Reston, VA. Information and registration information may be found at Business Architecture Innovation Summit.

    Event Overview

    Business architecture as a formal discipline has reached a level of maturity unimaginable just a few years ago. Business architecture is being leveraged to improve strategy deployment, organizational design, initiative planning, performance analysis and a wide variety of business transformation initiatives. The Business Architecture Innovation Summit, co-sponsored by the Business Architecture Guild and OMG, is pleased to showcase a variety of practice-based experiences and success stories, providing attendees with the opportunity to hear from and dialog with leading business architecture practitioners.

    This year's Summit will feature executives and practitioners from government, financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and other industries as they share a wide range of experiences. In addition, industry experts and thought leaders will discuss rapidly emerging concepts and disciplines. Thanks to a strong response from the Business Architecture Guild’s member community, the Summit lineup is comprised of member companies that are not only practiced in business architecture, but willing to share their experiences and knowledge with the broader community of attending practitioners. Attendees will deliver formal presentations and engage in a series of panel sessions where they can actively engage with the community.

    Highlights include presentations from:

    • Financial Services: Wells Fargo, Mass Mutual Financial, MasterCard Worldwide, Export Development Canada
    • US Federal Government: United States Patent & Trademark Office
    • Transportation, Manufacturing & Utilities: United Airlines, The Boeing Company, Ford, Pfizer, San Diego Gas & Electric
    • Healthcare and Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Highmark, Association of American Medical Colleges, Nationwide Insurance

    According to William Ulrich, President of the Business Architecture Guild, “Feedback from our 2013 Summit was very positive and we are excited to again be sponsoring the world’s leading event in business architecture.” Participants agreed. According to Diana Krohn, Guild Advisor and practicing business architect, “The quality of the 2013 Summit attendees provided an added bonus for us. We exchanged ideas and experiences with a wide range of skilled practitioners and always look forward to seeing how best practices have evolved.” Josué Batista, Senior Business Architect at Highmark Health Services, added “Great event. The presentations were just awesome and the networking even better.”

    Business architecture deployment is expanding rapidly and best practices are maturing quickly. You won’t want to miss this event as we take business architecture to the next level. Be sure to join us at this year’s Summit in March. 

     

    About Business Architecture Guild

    The primary purpose of the Business Architecture Guild is to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the Business Architecture discipline. The Guild is an international, not-for-profit membership organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture practitioners and others interested in the field. The Business Architecture Guild is the source of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™)”, produced and managed by members of the Business Architecture Guild. For more information visit www.businessarchitectureguild.org

     

    About OMG

    OMG® is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information, visit www.omg.org. The Business Architecture Special Interest Group of OMG promotes industry consensus and develops a set of standards to support the concept of building, evolving and aligning business blueprints. For more information, visit bawg.omg.org.

     

    Note to editors: For a listing of all OMG trademarks, visit http://www.omg.org/legal/tm_list.htm. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

     

     

  • 28 Feb 2013 3:38 PM | Administrator Post (Administrator)

    The Business Architecture Guild and Object Management Group (OMG) are excited to announce the European Business Architecture Innovation Summit: a two-day practitioner-focused event on June 18th and 19th, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Summit brings together practitioners and industry experts to share business architecture best practices, deployment strategies and real life experiences.

     

    “Business architecture is delivering real value to organizations and we are excited to bring these practitioner experiences to Europe,” said William Ulrich, President of the Business Architecture Guild and Summit Co-chair. “The cross-section of industries presented at the Summit demonstrates the wide applicability of business architecture from a global perspective.”

     

    The Berlin summit will focus on Europe’s unique business situation with practitioners sharing stories on how they deployed business architecture at their organizations. Speakers will discuss the use and success of business architecture within the financial, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, agribusiness and service industries from a global perspective. Highlighted practitioners include:

     

    • ·         Michael Clark, VP, Lead Business Designer, JPMorgan Chase
    • ·         Eric Karsten, Senior Manager, Enterprise Engineering, Ford
    • ·         Tim Blaxall, Chief Business Architect, Global Life Division, Zurich Insurance Services
    • ·         Jasper Lentjes, Innovation Manager, Vlastuin Group
    • ·         Andy Sommers, Business Architect, the Capital Group Business Architect
    • ·         Diana Krohn, Principal Enterprise Architect, United Airlines
    • ·         Steve DuPont, Associate Technical Fellow, Enterprise Architecture, The Boeing Company

     

    The Summit will also include presentations from leading industry experts along with an authors’ panel discussion. In addition, practitioner panel sessions will allow attendees to have focused discussions with the speaker to share solution-oriented best practices.

     

    Attendees of the OMG technical meeting being held that week may attend the summit at no additional cost. For all other attendees, there is a $395 USD fee.

     

    For a complete list of speakers and panelists and more information on this exciting event, please visit http://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/berlin-13/special-events/European_Business_Architecture_Info_Day.htm

                                                                                                   

    The Business Architecture Guild is an international, not-for-profit membership organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture practitioners and others interested in the field. The Guild promotes best practices and expands the knowledgebase of the Business Architecture discipline and is the source of “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™). For more information visit www.businessarchitectureguild.org.

     

    OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA) enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information go to www.omg.org.

  • 18 Jan 2013 10:50 AM | Administrator Post (Administrator)

    The Business Architecture Guild Launches “A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge” (BIZBOK™ Guide) 3.0


    The Business Architecture Guild is proud to announce a new release of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™ Guide) V3.0. Business architecture helps organizations improve customer experience, market analysis, partner alignment, product delivery, merger and acquisition deployment, and business transformation efforts. As demand grows, practitioners are seeking increasingly sophisticated ways to leverage this rapidly growing discipline.


    The Business Architecture Guild produces the BIZBOK™ Guide in a series of iterative stages to incorporate the practice-based experience and expertise of Guild members who represent a large and growing community of practice. Each content release builds upon previous releases, expanding the breadth of practice and depth of content. This community of practice represents hundreds of organizations, in multiple industries, across six continents.  

     

    The BIZBOK™ Guide V3.0 highlights include expanded capability mapping and value mapping sections, building on business architecture efforts underway across a number of industries. New blueprint sections address product and service mapping, initiative mapping, and stakeholder mapping. The BIZBOK™ Guide V3.0 also focuses on alignment to related business disciplines, including new practice-based sections that align business architecture with the Osterwalder business model framework and Lean Six Sigma, as well as expanded sections on leveraging business architecture in conjunction with case management and business process management.

     

    The BIZBOK™ Guide Part six has been introduced to address business architecture / IT architecture alignment. New sections address business architecture and enterprise architecture, including DoDAF and TOGAF alignment; business architecture and requirements analysis, business architecture and application portfolio management; business architecture and Services Oriented Architecture; business architecture and data architecture; and business-driven business / IT transformation. Additional updates include the early addition of industry reference models, an updated glossary, and various other refinements.

     

    The BIZBOK™ Guide will continue to evolve based on member forums for advanced and interest–based discussions, feedback webinars, collaboration groups and Guild sponsored events. Future releases will continue to reflect best practices as business architecture continues to deliver business value to organizations worldwide.

     

    About the Business Architecture Guild:

    The purpose of the Business Architecture Guild is to promote best practices and expand the knowledgebase of the business architecture discipline. The Guild is a not for profit, international membership organization for practitioners and others interested in the developing the field of business architecture. With members on six continents, a strong Advisory Board and a growing number of business partners, the Guild will continue to serve as a focal point for the evolving business architecture practices and disciplines.

  • 03 Dec 2012 12:34 PM | Administrator Post (Administrator)

    Sponsored By OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group & The Business Architecture Guild present a two-day practitioner-focused event on March 19-20, 2013 in Reston, VA.

    Registration now available at a discounted rate for Guild members only.


    The Business Architecture Innovation Summit will feature business practitioners from industry and government to share stories about how they deployed business architecture in their organizations and discuss pitfalls and benefits. Panel sessions allow attendees to have focused discussions with practitioners and practice leaders, going beyond the superficial and focusing on solution oriented disciplines and practices.


    Agenda

    Press Release


  • 09 Sep 2012 4:18 PM | Administrator Post (Administrator)

    What is the Guild Community?

    The Guild Community is a replacement for our current forums. It is a private online community designed specifically for professional associations. Our goal in providing this space is three-fold.

    1. We want to build a stronger association for business architecture practitioners from all over the globe.

    2. We want to provide improved and increased opportunities for our members to provide feedback and input to the BIZBOK™. We have established a collaboration team focused on developing our information sharing practices and enabling our collegial, contributory relationships within the Guild Community.

    3. We want to be the place-to-go for Business Architecture knowledge. We are creating A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™) specifically in support of that goal, and with the addition of the Community we will be able to cultivate a high quality repository of Business Architecture knowledge. In addition to enhanced opportunities for a more sophisticated, satisfying level of discussion than you can find elsewhere, the community provides valuable content management tools such as tagging, search, topic hierarchies, content ratings, file libraries, etc. We hope to make the professional development of Business Architects lot simpler and more rewarding with our collected and maturing knowledgebase.

    For more information and how we plan to engage our members in feedback and collaboration , please go to this page.
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