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Objectives of Business Engineering

1 - Establish Control over the Architecture

You must be in control of your design before affecting change.

Control over Architecture

  • Provide a base for ongoing building and automation.

  • Build systems from objects at three architectural layers that are architecturally integrated. Even if I need to drill down into depth in a particular area I do not want to focus on issues like what not to include and what to include, the architecture must provide this.


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  • Future Business

  • Existing Business

  • Across three architectural levels

  • Validate and rectify deficiencies

  • Make sure that the solution provided does the correct things in the correct way (Effective & Efficient)

  • To identify and focus on problems quickly


2 - To provide a Business Solution to a Business Problem   

'Expressed in terms of the eight facets of the pyramid)'

3 - To ensure Strategic Alignment 

  • Accommodate Customer and Supplier requirements in the
    business’ strategic alignment and designs.

  • To position oneself in the market.

  • To ensure vertical alignment of the three architectural layers.


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Accelerated Requirements Clarification Implementation


Changing the governance and mindset of the business

Human Engineering

The governance of a project

Project Management

  • Early, continuous, measurable deliverables (phased approach)(ARC&I) that can reduce the risks associated with a long initiative. Here we attempt to achieve an incremental growth in cost and risk but at the same time a quantum leap in terms of benefits of change and mode of operation.

  • This is achieved by the way that the project is structured, and the fact that there is a
    constant Human Engineering and project management thrusts that are coupled
    with an architectural approach.


4 - Contain Risk through the project

5 - Maximise Benefits and return on investment for all stakeholders

  • If benefit is derived out of Business Engineering it must be considered per stakeholder what it could be. The most efficient way of establishing acceptance of change is if the stakeholders understand the benefit. The benefit in mind does not necessarily imply financial benefit. A certain wave of consulting was about reducing costs, which typically resulted in less people. This has generated a lot of negativity and incorrect perceptions around Business Engineering.

  • The stakeholders that could be affected are entities like; shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, trade unions and associations.


  • Companies that are going to be successful in the future imply businesses that can adapt to change requirements better than their competitors. This is due to the fact that the rate of change in ‘worlds’ around organisations is picking up exponentially. The successful organisations will have to be componentised across all three architectural layers to enable changes to be effected more accurately, contained within the components that are changed. This reduces the effect of change to ripple through organisations like a pebble that causes
    concentric waves on the surface of a pond.

  • This as a change mechanism enables one to be in control of change, as opposed to organisations that are controlled by change.


6 - To construct a business consisting of  Business Objects across three architectural levels

7 - To effect the required change in the organisation's culture

An organization culture that embraces the continuous learning that goes hand-inhand with change

Learning Culture

  • Learning, pro-active culture is required in businesses to enable change to be executed in a continuous and exponentially faster rate. People will be required to anticipate and want change.

  • In the required organisation cultures there is simply no room for changing for political reasons and agendas.

  • A business sensitive work force.

  • A business educated work force.

  • Focus in the day-to-day execution of tasks.

  • A business-aware organisation. People that understand the implications of doing, and not doing certain things.


A recipe is a sequence of techniques. 


A technique is a sequence of steps that delivers a desired result on a need.


No two organisations require exactly the same recipes to change their existing business situations. Every organisation, even within the same industry type requires its unique method to effect its required changes as each organisation is in a totally unique state relative to its external and target environments.

8 - To utilise an Organisation Specific Methodology

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