In many organizations a business strategy, if it exits, is a low calorie text on a glossy piece of paper. The specific concerns, drivers and goals of the executive management is typically described in very vague and general terms, and the way the strategy is to be realized through new or adapted business processes, applications and IT infrastructure is typically left for others to figure out.
Using the visualization language Archimate Baselines can help your business flesh out how your strategy affects specific “layers” of your business. What processes need to be adapted or completely removed, what new applications are needed, and what about the IT infrastructure? With a to-be-model of your company’s future architecture you get a powerful communication and dialogue tool that can be used to show how the strategy is realized through concrete projects and programs. This gives you a solid foundation for your company’s portfolio management. The to-be model is updated when the strategy is renewed.
If your company is managing programs based on the MSP-framework Baselines can model and maintain the program’s “Blueprint” by means of the Archimate modelling language. An Archimate based Blueprint can be used to graphically show exactly how each of the program’s tranches contribute to the program’s overall transformation.