October Dinner Meeting: The New Business Agility Manifesto with John Zachman - (2 PDUs)

October 02, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Dubsdread Golf Course
549 W Par St
Orlando, FL 32804
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John Zachman

John Zachman is one of the founding developers of IBM's Business Systems Planning (BSP), and worked on their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning). In 1987 he originated the Zachman Framework a standard for classifying the descriptive representations (models) that comprise enterprise architecture.

Business Systems Planning (BSP) and Business Information Control Study (BICS) according to Zachman (1982), are both "information system planning methodologies that specifically employ enterprise analysis techniques in the course of their analyses. Underlying the BSP and BICS analyses are the data management problems that result from systems design approaches that optimize the management of technology at the expense of managing the data". The methodologies have similarities and differences, and strengths and weaknesses. The "choice between using one or the other methodology is strongly influenced by the immediate intent of the study sponsor, tempered by the limiting factors currently surrounding the BICS methodology".

The Zachman Framework according to Zachman (2008) is "a schema - the intersection between two historical classifications that have been in use for literally thousands of years".


Business Agility - The Prime Directive: All initiatives must demonstrably align with the Management Imperatives

Perpetual Change

Accommodating unceasing innovation and fast-paced change is mandatory for business agility.  The existing business must be changedcontinuously to sustain business relevance in a continuously evolving external ecosystem.  While perpetual change is unavoidable it must be accommodated in such manner that existing value chains are not subject to unnecessary risk during transitions.  Perpetual change depends on a Business Knowledge-Base for predicting and mitigating the impacts of changes, especially their unintended consequences.

Business Solution Agility

Developing software faster is not sufficient, in and of itself, for survival and growth because once operational, such software is likely to prove difficult to continuously and rapidly change without unintended consequences.  The true measure of an agile business solution is how much business knowledge is configured into it and how easily that knowledge can be changed or reconfigured.

Deployment of business knowledge into business processes and products should be timely, effective, selective, repeatable, pervasive, traceable, and retractable.

  • Business Value Creation
  • Value Chain
  • Business Knowledge
  • Business Knowledge Management
  • Business Knowledge Base
  • Single Source of Business Truth
  • Business Integrity
  • Business Strategy





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