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The Open Business Architecture (O-BA) Preliminary Standard Part I Launched

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:00

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, has launched the Open Business Architecture (O-BA) Preliminary Standard Part I, an Open Group standard, at The Open Group Austin Event on July 18th.

This is the first release of a three part standard designed to improve alignment, governance and integration between the different aspects of business transformation projects.

The standard focuses on transformations to the enterprise or organization, defining an approach that ensures a clear understanding of the business vision by all stakeholders throughout the enterprise transformation lifecycle. Combined, the three parts of the standard will explicitly address all aspects of a business architecture practice.  

Part I focuses on decision-making and direction-setting. The standard clearly defines the systemic nature of transformations, the varying interests and goals of stakeholders, and prepares for consistent communication of business priorities and needs throughout the transformation lifecycle.

O-BA Part I is being published initially as a Preliminary Standard since it addresses an emerging area of best practice. It is therefore subject to change before being published as a full Open Group Standard in due course.

Open Business Architecture (O-BA) – Part I, is available to download as a pdf from The Open Group website.