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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 20. Planning

When you plan where you are going, you have a reasonable chance of getting there, but without a plan, your odds aren’t as good. You know how to plan within projects, but planning the right portfolio of projects is a tougher prospect. On the surface, many projects that are proposed have merit and would provide benefit to a business. So how do you determine which projects get funded, which get shelved for a later date, and which get discarded outright? What litmus test do you use to evaluate proposed projects?

The business architecture model can provide that litmus test, as it is the decision framework for evaluating what projects should be undertaken. There are two aspects to this: the business architecture model will indicate ...

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