Aligning Business, Innovation and Architecture Strategy

Businesses today cannot ignore technology disruption and innovation if they are to be competitive.  To support and embrace digital disruption, the business must develop a separate, integrated Innovation Strategy aligned to their Business Strategy.  These strategies, in turn, must be aligned to an Architecture Strategy.  The Workshop will present the strategy development and architecture process and practices that can be used to align Business, Innovation and Architecture strategies.  Attendees will be led through a process of presentation and labs to provide hands on exercises to understand the strategy alignment process and will highlight the development of an Innovation Strategy.  

MACC 2019 Workshop Agenda

Agenda Item



MACC Purpose


Business to IT Alignment, Strategy, Organization Alignment

Business and Innovation

Business and Innovation Background and Goals

Business Strategy

Business Innovation and Strategy Considerations

Innovation Strategy

Ten Types of Innovation

Lab Session #1

Understanding How to Develop an Innovation Strategy

Business Architecture Artifacts

Business Model Canvas and Business Capability Maps

Architecture Strategy

Architecture Strategy Aligned to Innovation Strategy



Architecture Roles

Typical Architecture Roles in an Organization

Architecture Processes

Analysis, Planning and Design

Innovation and Architecture

Innovation Manifested Through Architecture Processes

Agile Architecture

Agile Architecture vs Waterfall – Delivering Business Value

Lab Session #2

Understanding How to Develop Business Value Delivery Through Architecture

Human Capital Management

Agile, Skills and Knowledge

Organizational Structure and Culture Change

Collaboration and Architecture

Architecture Practice

Practice of Agile Architecture

Closing Remarks

Final Remarks