The chapters of the book answer the following important questions about business architecture:
1 - Introduction
What are the key issues that persist in strategy formulation, implementation and execution? What is business architecture and how can it help alleviate or eliminate these issues?
2 - Contributing To Strategy Formulation
What is a strategy and what is a strategic plan? What are their key components? What are the strategy formulation activities and how can business architects contribute to them? How should a strategy be codified?
3 - Architecting the Target Business Architecture
What are the core concepts used in designing a target business architecture? How do these concepts relate to each other and to concepts used by strategists and IT enterprise architects? What are the main target business architecture design guidelines? What type of models should be used to document a business architecture (current or target)?
4 - Elaborating the Transformation Plan
What are the characteristics and components of a well-designed transformation plan? What methodology should be used to identify, select and prioritize transformation projects?
5 - Engaging and Governing
How can business architects help motivate and get buy-in from all involved stakeholders, and how can they help remove barriers to the formulation, implementation and execution of their organization’s strategy? What are the key strategy formulation, implementation and execution governance activities and how can business architects contribute to them?
6 - Putting it All Together
How can an organization leverage business architecture and other best practices to create a strategy management system that will enable it to surmount the challenges of formulating, implementing and executing its strategy?
7 - The Leadership Agenda
What are the key business-architecture-related principles? What activities should leaders initiate, contribute to and oversee to start integrating business architecture into the strategy management system of their organization?