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Thursday, July 30, 2020  
Posted by: Kathy Ulrich
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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 business architecture.

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 registration here. If you are already a member and want to contribute to the next update, visit our Volunteer page.

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.

  • Applied strategy execution path changes in part 1 and major updates to the overall approach defined in Appendix B.1, shifting to a more method-based framework.
  • Aligned 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.
  • Revised 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.
  • Revised 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.
  • Applied 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.
  • Updated 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.
  • Revised 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.
  • Applied 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 stream.
  • Applied 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.
  • Applied 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.
  • Applied 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.
  • Applied 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.
  • Applied 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.
  • Applied 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 Ore Reserves”.
  • Updated 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.

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