Announcing Business Architecture Body of Knowledge 3.0

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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.

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