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The 3 Pillars of Digital Architecture
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The 3 Pillars of Digital Architecture

by Mark Greville

Architecture should play a key role in creating the strategy for a digital business. But strategy alone is not enough, so architecture must go deeper by focusing on three pillars: (1) accelerated change, (2) decentralized decisions, and (3) public self-governance.


Capability Architecture: A Blueprint for Ensuring Organizational Alignment
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Capability Architecture: A Blueprint for Ensuring Organizational Alignment

by Dinesh Kumar

A capability architecture defines what we are and do at any given time, whereas process, information, platform, and other architectures describe how we accomplish what we are or perform what we do at any given time. As we improve or mature, what we do and/or how we do it changes over time, meaning that both our capabilities and the enabling architectures evolve.


Karen Coburn
Advisor

Top Intriguing Business & Enterprise Architecture Articles for 2019

by Karen Coburn

As has been our tradition for the last several years, we’ve compiled the five most intriguing articles published by the Business & Enterprise Architecture practice for today’s Advisor. How did we come up with this list? We chose the articles that garnered the most feedback from Cutter Members. Your questions and comments not only make it possible to create lists like this, they help focus Cutter’s Senior Consultants’ research on the areas that are most important to organizations like yours. So please keep your feedback coming.


Whynde Kuehn
Executive Update

The Global State of Business Architecture: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

by Whynde Kuehn

As we near the end of another year, it is a good time to reflect and look forward. Whether you are think­ing over your organization’s business architecture practice or your own business architecture career, an awareness of the bigger picture is important for comparison and inspiration. That is the purpose of this Executive Update.


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Executive Report

Guiding the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence with Business Design

by Whynde Kuehn, by Mike Clark

Senior leaders are feeling the push from shareholders to continue driving their organizations forward, but is AI the answer? Just because AI is front-page news, is it right for your organization? Are the implications truly understood? These questions and more are crucial for leaders as the AI evolution continues to shape the next wave of work. Clearly, AI will profoundly transform our lives in the years ahead. Finding the balance between opportunity and implications is key to our success as well as to our future. This Executive Report explores these opportunities and implications, discusses how business design can be a crucial guide for AI, and provides key recommendations for moving into action.


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Executive Summary

Guiding the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence with Business Design (Executive Summary)

by Whynde Kuehn, by Mike Clark

Senior leaders are feeling the push from shareholders to continue driving their organizations forward, but is AI the answer? Just because AI is front-page news, is it right for your organization? Are the implications truly understood? These questions and more are crucial for leaders as the AI evolution continues to shape the next wave of work. Clearly, AI will profoundly transform our lives in the years ahead. Finding the balance between opportunity and implications is key to our success as well as to our future. The accompanying Executive Report explores these opportunities and implications, discusses how business design can be a crucial guide for AI, and provides key recommendations for moving into action.


Disrupting Business Architecture
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Be the Change: Disrupting Business Architecture

by Whynde Kuehn

We have a growing body of evidence that points us to what makes a business architecture team successful. In this Advisor, we share a few characteristics that encapsulate how successful business architecture practitioners think and act.


Four components of a business capability.
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Building a Business Capability Model

by John Murphy

A business architecture initiative such as business capability modeling can be a challenging endeavor in many organizations. Typically, little clarity exists as to what a business capability is, what business capabilities are used for, and why a business needs them. The challenge is to address these concerns while succinctly articulating why adopting business capability modeling is a good idea.