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Business Capabilities

In enterprise and business architecture circles, business capabilities are all the rage.  Business capabilities, it seems, are next best thing since sliced bread.  Anytime a concept - like an enterprise business capabilities model - receives hype beyond reason there is always a risk of backlash and under-performance. There are some excellent

Enterprise Business Architecture

What is Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA)? Enterprise business architecture (EBA) or Strategic Business Architecture is a comprehensive and integrated modeling of a company linking the strategic, structural, informational, technological, and operational aspects of a corporation.  Enterprise Business Architecture is about enabling the strategic intent into a functional reality. What is

Surviving the Digital Revolution

Surviving the digital revolution and thriving in this digital age is not for the faint of heart.  Surviving the digital revolution and transformation is not just about shiny new technologies, which of course are important and a means to an end, but it is about strategic intent, operational execution, culture

Business Architecture Tools of the Trade

In this post, let's examine the business architecture tools, templates, frameworks, and models - the tools of the trade of a business architect.   As we all know, business architecture when done right can be a useful catalyst for business/IT alignment and optimal technology enablement.  The business architecture tools span the

Change Management Principles for the Digital Age

Digital is not just a technology revolution, but a fundamentally new way of doing business, and hence the change management principles for the digital age must evolve as well. Indeed, change management is changing - for the better. The change management principles for the digital age vary based on company-specific factors

Changing Role of the CFO

The changing role of the CFO is the talk of the financial circles.  Challenges galore by way of increased regulation, fast-moving, and ever-shifting business landscape, and hyper-competition. The rest of the C-Suite is relying on the CFO's office to provide the business vitals to make data-driven decisions.  While the faint of the

Marketing Transformation Roadmap

What is a Marketing Transformation Roadmap? A Marketing Transformation Roadmap is a step-by-step navigation to get your enterprise from the point of departure to the point of arrival, by taking a set of actions, implementing some activities and achieving some outcomes, in a planned and sequential manner. Marketing Transformation, as

Finance Organizational Capabilities

What are the core finance organizational capabilities of a world-class accounting and finance function?  From a nomenclature point of view, what we are referring to here is not the business architecture related business capabilities model, but more of the accounting and finance organizational capabilities, as in the functional and structural

About Finance Capabilities, Competencies, and Capacity

There is a lot of ambiguity and confusion about finance capabilities, competencies, and capacity.  Many folks, who are qualified professionals in their own right, make the mistake of using these terms - finance capabilities, competencies, and capacity interchangeably.  Of course, if the receiving party of your communication knows precisely what you

Change Management versus Change Control

In business circles in general, and project management realm, in particular, the term "Change" is bandied about concerning both Change Management and Change Control.  The term change management is often used interchangeably.  As is usually the case, two terms that are synonymous, but two disciplines that are vastly different can