O'Reilly logo

Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2. Why You Need Business Architecture

A business is a complicated, many-faceted system of people, technologies, suppliers, customers, and governing and regulatory bodies. It is critical that a business understand itself and all its various (and often competing) aspects if it is to be successful. So how does one comprehend all the aspects and systems that make up a business? A set of plans, or architecture, is an easy way to reduce the complexities of a business and its environment to an easily understandable model.

A business has goals that it is trying to achieve. It will also have multiple facades containing many functionalities or interactions that it presents to the different members of its external supply chain. For example, a business ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required