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Seven Ways to Build Your Business Ecosystem for Greater Impact on Business and IT Planning

Published: 10 February 2014

ID: G00260466

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch


All organizations exist in a "business ecosystem" — a network of other organizations that interact to create shared value. Learn how enterprise architects can build their organizations' business ecosystem, its makeup and dynamics to support innovation and strategy execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Success in Business Strategy Depends on the Ecosystem: Emerging Examples


  • Enterprise Architects Enable the Move to Business Ecosystems
  • Architect the Ecosystem
    • Work With Business Executives to Define the Ecosystem Strategy
    • Model the Ecosystem to Identify Partners and Relationships
    • Use Business Capability Modeling as a Basis for Collaboration
    • Develop the Ecosystem's Information Architecture
    • Support the Development of Collaborative Platforms
    • Create an Ecosystem View to Identify Risks, Interdependencies and Constraints
    • Evolve EA to Support Business Ecosystems

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