Logical steps to Business Engineering
Business Engineering includes the interpretation of the effect of factors from the target- and external business environments. It does not have to include the accumulation and custodianship of the information.
The information does not need to be gathered when it can be obtained from census projects or purchased from information bureaus. The diagram below depicts the Business Engineering scope.
The Scope of Business Engineering
Understand the existing business. Very few organisations have one consolidated, mutually understood and mutually agreed on understanding of their current business.
Measure the business relative to its future external- and target environments. If the current business measures well against what the future external- and target environments are going to look like there is nothing to change. If it does not measure well it implies that the correct changes according to the correct priorities have to be implemented to deliver the new business.
Provided that there is a misalignment one should design the ideal business relative to that external- and target environment. This design has to be mutually agreed and understood by the business. Equally important, the implications of the design have to be mutually
understood and agreed.
Plan the migration of the old business to the new business. This is the Master Business Plan or the migration plan from the existing business to the ideal. It is clear that the point of departure as well as the destination has to be understood to enable the development of the migration plan.
Implement the ideal business. This immediately puts us back in step number one, as this is a continuous process.
There are five logical steps and they are not required to be executed in sequence. Components of each of the five steps will be executed concurrently. The diagram explains this point clearly.