Thursday, July 30, 2020
Posted by: Kathy Ulrich
The Business Architecture Guild® is pleased to announce the release of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge® (BIZBOK® Guide) v9.0, a Guild member benefit. The BIZBOK® Guide
is continuously being updated by our member volunteers and we are very
grateful for their contributions and efforts to advance the field of
The complete list of updates is included in Appendix D of the BIZBOK® Guide v9.0.
Below is a summary of the updates. Remember if you want to access the
new version, you must be a member in good standing. Begin your
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BIZBOK® Guide v9.0 – Update Highlights
BIZBOK® Guide v9.0 includes updates to 20 sections; some major, others minor. Below is a summary of selected highlights. See BIZBOK Appendix D: Version History for the complete, detailed set of changes.
strategy execution path changes in part 1 and major updates to the
overall approach defined in Appendix B.1, shifting to a more
relationships and best practices across capability mapping section 2.2
and information mapping section 2.5, including new diagrams and
cross-domain relationship mappings. These sections also included figure
updates to align to best practices.
- Updated section 3.4 value stream to business process mapping discussion and related figures.
requirements mapping section 3.8 to update benefits, principles, and
guidelines, and bring figures in line with best practices.
- Applied limited Section 5.1 knowledgebase and metamodel updates.
part 2, including section 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 title changes and
“business/IT architecture alignment” definition. Standardized software
service terminology across part 6.
significant updates to application portfolio management section 6.4,
including new mapping figure, value analysis topic, and the discussion
on technical debt and the newly introduced business/IT alignment debt.
section 6.5 business architecture and service-oriented architecture
alignment to include software service, data service, integration
service, and operational service discussions, principles, guidelines,
and scenarios. Also positioned the section for future round of updates.
section 6.6 to refocus on business Information and data architecture
alignment. Included updates to benefits and guidelines and positioning
the section for future updates.
common reference model updates to section 8.6 and other section 8
reference model sections including new or modified Language Management,
Intellectual Property Rights Management, Training Course Management, and
Content Management capabilities, information concepts, renamed Settle
Accounts (to Settle Financial Accounts) and Ensure Compliance (to Ensure
Policy Compliance) value streams, and adding the Create Policy value
financial services section 8.1 updates including common reference model
updates, the renaming of Execute Transaction (to Execute Financial
Transaction), organization and stakeholder map edits, and financial
services scenario updates.
updates to manufacturing reference model section 8.2, including common
reference model updates, the addition of Conveyor Management, Network
Management, Shipment Management, Order Management, and Route Management
capabilities, and renaming Facility Management to Infrastructure
Management. Added Acquire Material, Design Operation, Optimize Asset
& Material Inventory, Establish Agreement, Respond to Incident, and
Send Shipment value streams. The complete manufacturing reference model
will be posted and downloadable in August 2020.
major updates to healthcare industry reference model section 8.3,
including common reference model updates, generalizing Partner
Management capability, changing Medical Condition capability to Health
Condition Management, adding Network Management and Operation Management
capabilities, and revising Obtain Treatment Plan value stream.
insurance reference model updates to section 8.5 including common
reference model updates, minor changes to the information map and
stakeholder map, and insurance usage scenario refinements.
transportation reference model updates to section 8.7 including common
reference model updates, adding a Geographic Space Management
capability, moving Trip Management capability to the core tier, adding
Optimize Routes and Schedules value stream, adding a stakeholder map,
and updating the transportation usage scenario table.
government reference model updates to section 8.8, including common
reference model updates, changing the Obtain Training value stream (to
Deliver Training), removing or adding detailed value stream
articulations to focus on core government, including Obtain Government
Service, Pass Legislation, and Settle Migration detailed mappings.
Applied information map and organization map refinements, diagrams, and
examples. Added detailed usage scenario for a “Feasibility Studies of
Appendix B.1 strategy execution path to include inputs, deliverables,
and roles for each step. Updates included additions, edits, and
resequencing of business architecture actions within each step.
- Updated Appendix D version history and contributor lists in Appendix E.