Business Architecture Specialization

Demonstrated understanding of the role of the Business architect, including skills and requirements of the BA role in an organization.

Business Architecture Capabilities

Business Management

Demonstrated understanding  of delivering technology strategy across an entire line of business or capability. May own the budgeting and portfolio planning element of a LOB or Capability Has a consistent process for extracting and understanding current state business structures and functions. Demonstrated understanding  ofa financial or business reference model for technology value and roadmapping

Business Strategy

Demonstrated understanding  of current trends in business structures and capabilities. Knows how to work at a strategic level with representatives from multiple business backgrounds. Provides new processes and business capabilities and identifies opportunities for business growth.

Portfolio and Program Management

Demonstrated understanding  of the operating environment and how to sustain competitive advantage. Able to balance the opportunities and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes in industry attractiveness and competitive position.

Financial Methods

Demonstrated understanding  in portfolio, program and project management initiatives overseeing both the transformation of the business and the value of the technology strategies involved. Able to deal with multiple ongoing initiatives and worked with project level stakeholders and potentially have led the enterprise class initiatives through to completion. Capable of working with multiple software, infrastructure and information architects throughout the lifecycle.

Technology Investment

Demonstrated understanding  setting up and managing methods to evaluate complex investments especially in the technology space.

May have innovated and led the use of tools of financial analysis (credit market analysis, option pricing, valuation of interest tax shields, weighted average cost of capital)

Have participated in the financial policy choices of firms (whether to finance with debt or equity, distributing cash to shareholders)

Will excel in participating or leading the technology and business model impacts of deals and transactions (mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, hostile takeovers, initial public offerings)

Technology Strategy and Innovation

Demonstrated understanding  working with many extensive financial methods which extend beyond pure ROI, NPV into a fabric of technology value. May have used systems of technology investment such as BVI, TEI, Val IT, AIE.

Can differentiate technology investment to a broad audience and define capabilities from in financial terms.

Will have led the usage of key technology components as business initiatives and demonstrated their value at the executive level.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Demonstrated understanding  working closely with other business units and defined clearly strategy, goals and delivery of key innovation in the technology arena.

Constantly looks for impact of technology in the business and verticals in which they have practiced.

Can effectively describe the most innovative technologies in their space and delineate a strategy to counteract those based on competitive direction.

Business Views and Models

Demonstrated understanding  to delineate the relationships between corporate GRC and IT GRC and develop framework or system for integration

Has worked as a part of a team on governance processes and may have managed throughout the full lifecycle with strategy, people, processes and technology.

Able to identify relationship between technology, commercial, financial and policy risks.

Able to define the structure of a compliance organization especially as business and regulatory compliance impacts the technical landscape.

Leading Organizational Change

Demonstrated understanding  modeling  business structures, capabilities, entities, processes, people, and strategy.

Able to map models to business strategy and used them in executive level descriptions.