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Business Architecture Optimisation

Defining Business Architecture and its role in creating a more efficient work flow

Understand the value your organisation can gain through improving your digital Business Architecture with a Microsoft Gold accredited Partner

The definition of Business Architecture is understanding how the different holistic processes within your business operate and come together as a whole.

It’s about understanding why it is, what it is, and having that deeper understanding so that the necessary actions and processes can happen in order to reach the desired end goal, bridging the gap between your strategic business model and your day to day operations.

cloudThing uses a Business Architecture Analysis Process for use in explaining the steps we take when providing client with a finished solution roadmap.

As a brief overview, we use ‘As-Is, to To-Be’ processes.

That means we always look to minimise the number of business processes occurring and see where we can harmonise them which will, in return, harmonise how people in the organisation work.

Ultimately, this means the less processes there are, the more time staff have to focus on their key, strategic duties, in generating ‘worth’ or revenue.

By also standardising how we work, it allows all our clients to make efficiency savings (a standard way of working means that it’s easier to write code, therefore less man-hours are needed from us at cloudThing).

The most important exercise in a Business Architecture workstream is creating a Business Process Map which is used to identify the processes that are currently underway in a client’s organisation.

From here, cloudThing can analyse these processes and see if we can reduce the volume of them (be they now redundant, duplicates, loose duplications, or overly complex) or just simplify them.

This ultimate goal being for organisation to run more efficiently.


Contract out cloudThing’s Business Architecture services.

Leverage our expertise and experience to identify opportunities to improve your digital architecture using best practice methodology following Lean 6-Sigma principles.

We’re a Microsoft Gold accredited Partner with demonstrable experience in the delivery of Digital Transformation programmes for enterprise organisations in multiple business sectors.

What’s Included…

  • Business Architecture service for enterprise digital transformation in all sectors
  • Map your digital landscape, including staff, customer and supplier processes
  • Define your target business architecture, ‘As Is’ -‘To Be’
  • Objectively challenge the status quo, to refine & streamline processes
  • Engage through proven, interactive, collaborative discovery workshops with business stakeholders
  • Delivered using best practice Six Sigma principles & methodology
  • Technology agnostic – any current digital architecture can be assessed
  • Produce recommendations report to share with wider business stakeholders
  • Flexible engagement choices with easy access to additional related services
  • Gain knowledge transfer of SIPOC and Sigma 6 techniques

How we plan the service:

We provide a flexible and collaborative approach to planning and strategy development, from ideation (including business case writing), all the way through to live service and subsequent continuous improvement.

We have a dedicated project management office who specialise in technology delivery and have experience at all stages of the programme lifecycle, including supporting service development from pre-alpha onwards.

We do this through a proven, GDS aligned, Agile Scrum and PRINCE2 wrapped methodology, combined with ITIL-based operational service delivery (using our award-winning DevSecOps capability).

Our preference is to work openly through sprints with customers and partners, using a one-team, one-goal approach, and use a continuous delivery principle to provide demonstrable benefit as early as possible in all of our work.

Whilst implementation phases are run as a series of agile sprints, the inputs, outputs and processes governing them are closely monitored and tightly controlled.

Project plans are aligned with deliverables and a burn-up of points is used to provide clear activity status, leading to a high degree of confidence in milestones.

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