The Business Transformation Framework for Managers in Business Innovation Transformation Projects: Business Architecture Managerial Recommendation

The Business Transformation Framework for Managers in Business Innovation Transformation Projects: Business Architecture Managerial Recommendation

Antoine Trad (Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland) and Damir Kalpić (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)
DOI: 10.4018/IJHCITP.2015100102
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Abstract

A decisive economical factor in the business transformation project (BTP) of a traditional business environment (BE) into an automated business environment, is the profile of the business transformation manager (BTM), who should be supported by a framework (Trad, & Kalpic, 2001; ). The BTM's profile and its relation to enterprise business architecture skills, have an ultimate impact on the concrete implementation phase of business transformation and related enterprise architecture projects. The basic profile and managerial aspects of BTM profiles and its support, have not been sufficiently researched, to hammer an optimal profile and a corresponding supporting framework that is why this research article proposes the related BTP's managerial recommendations and conclusions. This research paper and the related research publications series deals with the BTP's support for the BTM's selection, architecture support, decision making and training requirements; where the BTM, has to manage the complex technical implementation phase of the BTPs; knowing that this phase of a BTP is the major cause of very high failure rates.
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Background

The Environment has the following components to promote an iterative transformation process: 1) Selection-management component, Architecture-modeling component, Control-monitoring component, Decision-making component, and Training-management component. The authors present a set of managerial recommendations related to BTP’s management, where the Environment is a step-by-step methodology that supports executive management to select a BTM and then support him or her, (in further text “he”), in the BTP’s implementation phase; later-on it can help him in the maintenance of the target system. Various solutions, resulting from the BTP process, offer: 1) new transformation paradigms from emerging technologies; 2) solutions that are based on legacy systems as a better balance between costs; benefits and risks; and 3) an adaptive business environment. These adaptive business environments, which are based on stateless business objects in the form of business services, are a paradigm shift within a paradigm shift; this is a new transformation evolution within the global evolution. Business services format break-up the client and server sides of a business application into independent components that can interact together and roam across networks, with a unique and flexible interface definition. This paper proposes using the Environment’s OMS (Object Mapping System) architecture concept, to help system designers in building modern generic business services (Trad, & Kalpić, 2001). However, in all cases the Environment will enable the BTM to define what his business and information technology needs are to finalize the BTP; that will create many benefits resulting from using different standards and technologies and will support the business company’s strategic business objectives. Because of the high level of complexity, an important challenge is that most of mechanistic organizations are challenged to use their BTP results in order to change their business operations, re-engineer their business environment, or to re-schedule various tasks of project management plans; which could result in automating tasks that might have been performed manually in the past.

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