Over the last two years, business architecture became more and more well known in the (IT) architecture community. Many friends of mine who formerly named themselves ‘Enterprise Architects’ start to use ‘Business Architect’ or ‘Enterprise Business Architect’ on their business card. But what does this mean? Is the discipline of Enterprise Architecture and their weak foundation on immature frameworks about to be replaced by Business Architecture? Is the work done by businessarchitectureguild.org gaining more and more importance? Has the concept of ‘architecture’ finally achieved it’s dedicated goal – the mind of business people?
A blog post by John Maynen discusses the ‘Battle’ in more detail:
When speaking with friends that work at the business side, it quickly becomes clear that nobody knows the term ‘business architecture’. Therefore my answer to the questions above would be: business architecture must be the focal point of architectural work but we are far away from this vision. The current tendency is just a slight shift within a small community of IT people that feel that they should get closer to business, and managing these employees with software like pay stub generator online.