Business Architecture Guild Releases Latest Version of BIZBOK Guide

December 5, 2014

Business Architecture Guild Releases BIZBOK® Guide, Version 4.1

Bus-Arch-Guild-logoThe Business Architecture Guild, an international, not-for-profit, member-based organization that provides valuable resources to business architecture practitioners, announced the release of A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge™ (BIZBOK Guide) Version 4.1.

The latest version includes a number of new sections, in addition to refinements. The Guild introduces new sections, indented for established practitioners, provides a framework that enables practitioners to evolve concepts and incorporate best practices into the BIZBOK Guide. Version 4.1 includes the following new sections:

  • Policy Mapping: Enables a wide range of business scenarios including regulatory compliance, internal and external audit, regulatory oversight and change management.
  • The Role of the Business Architect: This section leverages the Guild’s Competency Model and provides a framework for expanded focus on the role of the business architect.
  • Business Architecture and the Systems Development Life Cycle: Business architecture is not a part of the life cycle that delivers automated systems, but it provides the lens through which businesses can improve strategic IT planning, investments and governance.
  • Business Architecture and Solution Architecture: This section frames how business architecture is used to inform and improve solution architecture in automation delivery.

According to Whynde Kuehn, Guild Co-founder, Chair of the Editorial Board and STA Group Practice Director, “Member working teams not only improve the content being delivered by the Guild in accordance with our mission, but ensure that best practices are vetted and reinforced through rigorous peer review. Teams often begin by developing a white paper or presentation to work out ideas. As ideas come to fruition, content is then transferred into the BIZBOK.”

The Business Architecture Guild generally releases two versions of the BIZBOK Guide each year. BIZBOK Guide Version 4.5 is currently planned for release date in Q2 2015.

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