2016 Business Architecture Summit – Agenda


Breakout Session Track Descriptions

The agile business architecture – Business architecture plays a critical role in helping organizations respond rapidly to change at an ever-increasing velocity. The time horizon for adapting to change has shifted from months and years to days and weeks, and business architecture provides the understanding and insight to leaders and the organization that enables decision-making and execution. This track highlights agility and the necessary relationship with business architecture.

Strategy to execution – The role Business Architects play with creating, illuminating, and executing organizational strategy is significant. This track focuses on methods and frameworks Business Architects use and can learn from in developing and leading strategy to drive results.

Business architecture in practice – This track focuses on case studies, methods and approaches, and practitioner stories that help us all learn and apply business architecture practices and enable innovation in our own organizations.

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The Strategic Impact of Business Architecture

Summit Agenda

Time The Agile Business Architect Strategy to Execution Business Architecture in practice
8:00am  Networking and Registration  (Auditorium Atrium)
8:30am  Welcome and Introductions  (Whitney MacMillan Auditorium)

Morning Keynote: Accelerating Strategy to Execution
Jamil Ghani, Target Corporation (Whitney MacMillan Auditorium)

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9:45-10:45am TCBAF SIG Report
Aileen Johnson and SIG Members
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Connecting the Dots: From Business Architecture to IT Nuts and Bolts
David Goiffon
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Linking Business Architecture and Business Analysis
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11:00 –
An Emergent Business Architecture for Agile IT
Charlie Betz
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Modular Business Design
Jeff Dreher
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BIZBOK UML Standard Profile
Chris Armstrong
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 Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00pm Surfing the Architecture Trends
Alex Randell
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Service Design
Brad von Bank
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“We Have a Tool!!!”
Mary Sue Moore
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2:15 – 3:15pm Optimizing Results within SAFe Using Business Architecture
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Business Modeling 101 – Using the Business Model Canvas to Drive Capability Mapping
Columbus Brown
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Creating a Business Architecture Practice
Kristin Schroeder and Charleston ThomasDownload Presentation
3:30-4:15pm Afternoon Keynote: Andy O’Brien, Medtronic (Whitney MacMillan Auditorium)

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4:15- 4:30pm Closing Remarks  (Whitney MacMillan Auditorium)
4:30-6:00pm Hosted Holiday Reception (Auditorium Atrium)

Session Summary

TCBAF SIG Report Aileen Johnson and SIG Members

This will be a panel discussion to present the TCBAF-SIG White Paper on Business Architecture and Agile. The hypothesis of the paper is that Business Architecture can adopt responsive planning techniques and improve the ability of Agile development teams to deliver the intended strategic outcomes.

An emergent business architecture for agile IT – Charlie Betz

We are at a turning point in our industry understandings of IT and digital management. This session will present a new framework for thinking about digital delivery, based on the journey of scaling from a startup to the enterprise. This approach illuminates the most challenging topics architects face in the new digital economy.

Surfing the Architecture Trends – Alex Randell

This session is an interactive workshop in which an entire business architecture (strategies, value streams, capabilities, stakeholders, and information concepts) is mapped based on participant input. During this process, principles and validation criteria will be shared, along with tips on communicating each artifact with business partners.

Optimizing Results within SAFe Using Business Architecture – Frank Fons

The presentation examines critical success factors for SAFe, focusing on how business architecture professionals can drive attainment of desired outcomes at different levels spelled out within SAFe. Furthermore, it clarifies terminology differences that exist between SAFe and BIZBOK concepts and how to position business architecture to secure alignment of ultimate solutions to strategic outcomes.

Connecting the Dots: From Business Architecture to IT Nuts and Bolts – David Goiffon

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is in a period of significant business transformation in the volatile healthcare market. The capability planning framework developed by the enterprise architecture team in collaboration with business partners is a pragmatic approach to transforming the enterprise operating model by bridging the gap between business architecture and information systems.

Modular Business Design – Jeff Dreher

This presentation will explore design principles that enable organizations to realize growth opportunities by migrating from highly integrated business models, where most capabilities are designed to serve a single function, to modular business models. Industry examples include Amazon’s leverage of its computing capability into its AWS business and Kroger’s leverage of data science into dunnhumby.

Service Design – Brad Von Bank

This session will focus on the value of leveraging service design principles to bridge the strategy-to-execution chasm. Service design is emerging as a powerful approach for companies to apply human-centric design to services. The presentation will showcase how to leverage some key tools, including the “customer journey,” to make architecture come to life through the experience of the customer.

Business Modeling 101 – Using the Business Model Canvas to Drive Capability Mapping – Columbus Brown

In this session, key connections between business models and disciplined innovation are demonstrated. Practical ways to use the Business Model Canvas for improving existing business operations, determining initial business architecture for new initiatives are explored.

Linking Business Architecture and Business Analysis – Mary Auer

A challenge with business architecture is keeping artifacts relevant.  By linking the artifacts of architects and analysts, organizations can have access to up to date and relevant information needed for decision making and successful project completion.  This session will describe a method to keep artifacts current and relevant.

BIZBOK Unified Modeling Language (UML) Standard Profile – Chris Armstrong

This session will review the UML Profile utilized by the Business Architecture Guild to increase adoption of the Guild’s BIZBOK-based modeling for existing UML users. This solution diminishes the need for end-users to create their own one-off customizations and allows integration of Business Architecture models with other OMG-based model content (UML, SysML, BPMN, BMM, UAF). The presentation will also review several case studies of this approach.

“We Have a Tool!!!”  – Mary Sue Moore

Based on Asurion’s Business Architecture journey, this presentation will review the process a lessons learned about business analysis tool selection. While no tool is perfect, we gained some insights and tips to share from our selection and implementation. This is not an endorsement for a particular tool, but will reflect our past and current challenges and successes

Creating a Business Architecture Practice – Kristin Schroeder and Charleston Thomas

This presentation will share key learnings from applying business architecture as a tool for strategic planning, including sample work that was foundational for practical application and strategic alignment at the enterprise and segment levels. You will glean a clear understanding of how Mayo used capability models and gap analysis to create a strategic roadmap.