Organisations are in continual change. Decisions need to be made round the clock. From digitalisation, pandemics to economic and social shifts, business leaders are having to step back more than ever to reflect on all aspects of their business from organisational direction, partnerships, structure, working practices, culture, norms, services, jobs and skills to their customer value propositions.
Business Leaders around the world have been confronted with bigger and more difficult questions – How and which industries will reshape and impact our business model? How resilient is our business? Where will the opportunities be and what needs to change? Business leaders must ensure that strategies stay in sync with changing market realities, addressing new behaviours and interactions in the market as well as the macro-level changes in the economy. They need to be able to reimagine a future business model that will take advantage of emerging opportunities and areas that need to change.
In order to execute strategy and enact change in a co-ordinated way that drives business value, a holistic and integrated view of the business is necessary as a starting point on which to base planning and strategic investment decisions. For the vast majority of businesses, this is missing. The best strategies can fail due to poor execution, or due to change that is enacted in one area without assessing the full business impact.
Over time, the business can become internally disconnected with greater barriers, complexity, risk, duplication and inefficiencies. The business vision becomes lost and is either not realised or takes too long to materialise - eventually becoming out-dated.
In today’s environment, a leaner and agile business model that can adapt and achieve faster time to market is vital to remaining competitive. In order to do this, strategy and execution need to be an iterative and continuous process.
Business architecture can be instrumental in putting the foundation in place to enable this process by creating structured, multi-dimensional and reusable views of the business and it’s ecosystem on which to make informed decisions without having to go back to the drawing board each time.
Just as a ship or building blueprint is important to the construction firms in creating a shared vision and common understanding on which to base structural decisions and improvements, Business Architecture provides organisations with their business blueprints that are representations of what the organisation looks like, could look like and how all the elements (e.g. capabilities, services, locations, processes, systems, people and interactions) of the business should be arranged and aligned to create an optimal business environment in order to deliver the business outcomes.
These blueprints become valuable assets that evolve over time to support direction-setting, align stakeholders, develop plans and actionable strategies.
Organisations that commit and embed Business Architecture into the business, will have a much higher ability to execute on their business strategy through ensuring alignment across all elements of the business, IT and ecosystem.
Coeus takes a practical and a business design-led view on architecture using best practices, industry standards and significant experience in business modelling and optimisation. Our approach involves the development of structured and cohesive business models from a variety of different perspectives, to address a business need, providing vital management information about the business and how best to address a problem or challenge.
At the core of this partnership approach is fully understanding the business outcomes and ensuring alignment across the business to deliver these. The business blueprints are not one-time investments but valuable assets that can be evolved and used repeatedly through the life of your business in order to plan, strategize and to enact and govern change.
Coeus can advise organisations looking to restructure the business, review and operationalise strategy, improve customer experience, achieve cost efficiencies, or modernise legacy systems and processes. Coeus’ expert advice and business modelling services support leaders with business planning, design and execution as well as consulting and training to establish an internal architecture practice.
Bhavika is an experienced and qualified management professional with 15 years’ experience supporting various clients in business architecture, strategy and transformation. She has a keen interest in helping businesses unlock value and calls upon her significant experience across these areas to support clients with complex architecture and business transformation initiatives within private and public sectors.
She has ‘hands on’ experience across the life-cycle from Strategy to Execution working at CxO level and with global cross-functional teams to deliver best in class services and solutions that are right for the organisation. Recent achievements include developing the business technology vision and driving process and legacy systems transformation for a household logistics client delivering benefits worth c.£4m and establishing a new Enterprise Architecture capability for a global transport company.