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A Detailed Examination of the Elements of the Business Architecture Landscape

Published: 22 March 2019

ID: G00385536

Analyst(s): Irving Tyler , Saul Brand , Marcus Blosch


As organizations innovate to create new business and operating models, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can use these business architecture landscape models to design and execute innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • The Strategic Core of the Business Architecture Landscape
  • Strategy Sets Direction
    • The Business Model Defines How the Organization Makes Money and Delivers Its Products and Services
    • The Operating Model Defines “How Work Gets Done”
    • The Operating Model Also Reflects the Style of the Organization
  • The Ecosystem Perspective of the Business Architecture Landscape
    • The Ecosystem Model Defines the Set of Relationships, Dependencies and Interdependencies Important to the Organization
    • The Service Model Defines the Services Offered and the Service Ecosystem
  • The Financial Perspective of the Business Architecture Landscape
    • The Economic Model Sets the Context for the Organization
    • The Financial Model Shapes the Operating Model

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