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Architecturally Decision RecordCardThe ADR provides a decision management tool for discrete decisions for traceability to ASR and Usage.Operating ModelDigital BusinessDecisionspowerpoint
Architecturally Significant RequirementCardThe ASR card provides a tool to connect decisions with objectives and value. The ASR (also know as the ARS in Agile ITABoK) is filled out for a solution.Operating ModelDigital BusinessRequirementspowerpoint
Architecture EnvironmentCanvasThe architecture environment canvas is used to understand and describe the architecture organizational capability. It is used much the same as the business capability specificication.Value ModelDigital EmployeeScope and Contextpowerpoint
Architecture Hypothesis (depreciated)CardCard is almost a duplicate of experimentpowerpoint
Benefit RealizationCardThe benefit realization card provides a method for understanding, describing, and tracking a benefit within a system.Value ModelDigital BusinessValue Methodspowerpoint
Benefits Dependency NetworkBothThe benefits dependency network provides a tool to think through and connect business outcomes, capabilities, services and technology.Value ModelDigital BusinessValue Methodspowerpoint
Benefits Realization ViewBothThe benefits realization view displays the context diagram with final decisions including products and frameworks and is used to create a cost/benefit model for the architecture based on architecture decision record cards.Value ModelDigital OperationsValue Methodspowerpoint
Business Capability ModelCanvasThe business capability model identifies the primary and secondary capabilities necessary to deliver a value stream for the enterprise.Outcome ModelDigital Businesspowerpoint
Business Model CanvasCanvasThe business model canvas is used to understand how a complete business model works from suppliers to customersOutcome ModelAchieve Digital Businesspowerpoint
Business Model Capability MapBothUse the business model capability map to extract business capabilities from a business model, which can then be transferred into the business capability model.Outcome ModelDigital BusinessBusiness Capabilitiespowerpoint
Capability SpecificationCardThe capability specification tells the internal story of a capability including ratings and descriptions of the people, process and technology necessary to make it successful. They can be used in both current and target states.Outcome ModelDigital BusinessBusiness Capabilitiespowerpoint
Card Canvas InstructionCardDescribes the detailed use, outcomes, stakeholders and tools used to use a card or a canvas.Course Activitiespowerpoint
Context ViewBothThe context view is used to describe the primary relationships in an architecture between components and their environment. In addition the context view describes a tool to visually trace requirements, components and decisions. It is a core design tool for the architect.Operating ModelDigital OperationsViewpointspowerpoint
Culture MapCanvasThe culture map is used to understand a corporate culture and the forces impacting the success of the architecture effort as well as opportunities for culture improvement efforts.Outcome ModelDigital EmployeeCulturepowerpoint
Customer JourneyCanvasThe customer journey is used to understand how a customer travels through their experience within a particular value stream. It also highlights jobs to be done and opportunities for improvement.Outcome ModelDigital CustomerJourneypowerpoint
Customer Journey Stage CardThe customer journey stage card provides depth of information on a particular stage of the customer journey.Outcome ModelDigital CustomerJourneypowerpoint
Customer PersonaCardThe customer persona card is used to describe a customer type in detail based on a very real personality including descriptions of their personality and life. This also includes empathy maps and jobs to be done.Outcome ModelDigital CustomerDigital Customerpowerpoint
Decsion Bias CalibratorCardCognitive biases often show up in decisions throughout a solution and enterprise. The decision bias calibrator helps to surface those biases and provide other options to address them.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeDecisionspowerpoint
Demand SignalCardA demand signal describes a market or corporate demand for technology brought on by an objective or need. It is used to track and understand forces in the architects environment which lead to a demand cycle.Value ModelDigital CustomerTechnical Debtpowerpoint
DoabilityCanvasThis canvas provides a mechanism to understand projects and their priorities related to their complexity.Operating ModelDigital OperationsAssignmentpowerpoint
Draw ToastCardDraw toast uses visual language to highlight the difficulties in understanding business processes and to introduce individuals to the differences in scope and context.Course ActivitiesDigital Employeepowerpoint
Engagement TouchpointsCanvasEngagement touchpoints are identified to understand how an architecture team interacts with the enterprise and the quality of the interactions when including all architecture practicioners.Value ModelDigital EmployeeCoveragepowerpoint
Ethical ConundrumCardThe ethical conundrum card is used to highlight ethical delimas in system development and delivery and to find means of addressing this particular scenario.Course ActivitiesDigital BusinessEthics and Principlespowerpoint
ExperimentCardThe experiment card is used to design hypothesis of experiments that can be run by the architect to identify new ways of working, new opportunities and interesting means of solving problems. The team uses these activities to rapidly create options and opportunities for innovation.Operating ModelInnovationExperimentpowerpoint
Impact/EffortCanvasUtilize the impact/effort workshop to prioritize architecture workload and find opportunities for understanding outcomes in the change management effort.Operating ModelAssignmentpowerpoint
Market FeasibilityCanvasThe market feasibility canvas helps extract market and PESTLE Analysis with productized services as well as customer differentiation.Outcome ModelDigital CustomerEcosystempowerpoint
Mission VissionBothThe mission vision tool allows the architects to describe the value and goals of a product or service or business model in a mission statement and vision statement.Outcome ModelDigital BusinessAchieve Digital Businesspowerpoint
Modern Architecture LandscapeCardThe modern architecture landscape is a design tool used to outline the types of technologies for a solution or capability.Operating ModelDigital OperationsDesignpowerpoint
NABCBothThe NABC is a Business Case on a page, justifying the reasoning behind an amount of change and its expected benefits.Value ModelDigital BusinessBusiness Casepowerpoint
Objective Key ResultsBothOKRs are used to derive business measures and values which will be impacted by a particular change.Value ModelDigital BusinessValue Methodspowerpoint
Power/InterestBothThe power/interest grid is used to understand the stakeholder ecosystem and defines a two axis division; the power a stakeholder has over their work and their interest in it. This is used to create a stakeholder management plan.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeStakeholderspowerpoint
Process EngagementBothThe process engagement canvas is a tool to understand current and future state process, artifacts and opportunities in the architecture lifecycle. The tools combines lifecycle stages which can be used in both agile and waterfall planning to understand what architects do and to characterize the quality of the work.Course ActivitiesDigital OperationsLifecyclepowerpoint
Quality AttributeCardThe quality attribute card captures the details of a quality attribute requirement for a system or product. These include all systemic qualities needed and scenarios to test them.Operating ModelDigital OperationsQuality Attributespowerpoint
RoadmapCanvasThe roadmap is used to define the relationship between change and enabling dependencies in the architecture runway. In addition it is the primary means of defining architecture priorities and assignment methods.Operating ModelDigital BusinessRoadmappowerpoint
Risk and CostCardThis card allows a team to track risks and/or costs as a part of the traceability of decisions and the risk register and cost/benefit analysis.Value ModelDigital BusinessRisk Methods, Value Methodpowerpoint
SCARF AssessmentCardThe scarf assessment is another stakeholder analysis tool to try to understand how a change would impact a stakeholder and therefore quantify their reaction to it.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeStakeholderspowerpoint
Service BlueprintCardUse the service blueprint to design a flow of interactions between a customer persona, the environment and should be used to alongside the customer journey.Operating ModelDigital CustomerServicespowerpoint
Skills Gap AnalysisCardThe skills gap analysis card allows an individual to compare and contrast their skills agains the Iasa skills taxonomy.Course ActivitiesDigital OperationsSkills Inventorypowerpoint
Squiggle BirdsCardSquiggle birds is a learning shot to begin using visual language and to change a meetings dynamics into a creative and more fun environment.Course ActivitiesDigital Employeepowerpoint
Stakeholder Engagement MapCanvasThe stakeholder engagement map is a tool used to understand the detailed needs and materials of the stakeholder. Used with the stakeholder initiative map it can clarify a stakeholders desires.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeStakeholderspowerpoint
Stakeholder Initiative MapCanvasThe stakeholder initiative map helps to understand the direction a stakeholder would like to take for the organization.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeAssignmentpowerpoint
Stakeholder MapCanvasA stakeholder map provides a mechanism for understanding relationships with stakeholders and the architecture team. The tool allows the team to understand who their primary providers and consumers are and characterizes the relationship.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeStakeholderspowerpoint
Stakeholder PersonaBothThe stakeholder persona card describes a particular stakeholder in detail including empathy maps and jobs to be done and provides a guiding tool for the team to understand their high power high interest stakeholders in detail.Operating ModelDigital EmployeeStakeholderspowerpoint
Strategy ScorecardCanvasThe strategy scorecard breaks down the strategy of a company into financial, customer and other areas and assign outcome measures and initiatives to impact those outcomes.Outcome ModelDigital BusinessStrategypowerpoint
Team CharterCanvasThe team charter canvas helps a team develop their target mission and objectives for an initiative.Operating ModelTransformationCommunitypowerpoint
Technical Loan RequestCardThe technical loan request card helps identify healthy debt that will be beneficial to the organization and how it can be paid back if the loan is approved. This contradicts the notion of technical debt which is considered always unhealthy.Operating ModelDigital OperationsTechnical Debtpowerpoint
Technical TrackerCardTechnical trackers are used to define technologies of interest and their possible impacts. The team uses technical trackers to keep ideas of how technology might be applied to the business and may become experiments in the continuous learning process.Operating ModelDigital BusinessTechnical Debtpowerpoint
TED EnvisioningCanvasThe envisioning canvas is used to clarify the vision of a major initiative by understanding the ideas that put it in motion.Outcome ModelInnovationpowerpoint
Value Stream MapCanvasThe value stream map helps to identify the primary value generated from a customer driven or outcome driven process over time. It is includes customers and suppliers and proccesses.Value ModelDigital BusinessValue Streampowerpoint
Viewpoint TemplateCardThe viewpoint template defines the basis for a view which will be used by the architecture team and following the ISO definition of view and veiwpoint.Operating ModelDigital OperationsViewpointspowerpoint
Week in the LifeCardWeek in the life is a time management tool for the architect to understand how their time is currently managed and change elements of their priorities to better align with the engagement model.Course ActivitiesDigital OperationsRolepowerpoint
Westrum Culture DiagnosticCardThe westrum culture tool is used to describe the qualities of the corporate culture and look for opportunities for improvement.Outcome ModelDigital EmployeeCulturepowerpoint
Workshop DesignCardThe workshop design card is used to develop the workshop for Iasa learning activities.Course ActivitiesDigital Operationspowerpoint