Knowledge Management Institute (9/11/2013) - Business Archiecture Linked to Knowledge Management

Strategy tells us what we are going to do responding to the business landscape and business architecture defines the structure of how we execute delivering goods or services into that landscape market. The 2 core enablers of execution today that support the execution are knowledge and the digital part of the enterprise or as most people say "IT".

Effective use and management of knowledge depends on the linkage to the business architecture.

The business architecture is made up of several types of models that contain language phrases. These phrases can be used in analytics to assess the impact of change, rank options and compare alternatives. These phrase analytics provide a link between strategy, process and knowledge. There are 5 categories of models that form the business architecture. A key category of business architecture is the knowledge model of the business. Constructing and analyzing the knowledge model is core to understanding impact of change on the knowledge of the enterprise.


IBD & KCI are presenting at Knowledge Management Institute's Showcase Event on techniques and disciplines of  business architecture to knowledge management implementations. In this presentation, we discussed how to:

  • Represent the structure of the enterprise that is not financial
  • Understand the components of a business architecture
  • Use a technique for ranking knowledge based on risk versus yield analysis
  • Understand how to use semantic analysis can have on identifying requirements
  • Link requirements to knowledge management support of business

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