Business Improvement Framework

The following diagram shows an approach to business improvement. Start with strategy and business case, i.e. understand your objectives and formulate what needs to be improved. Proceed to the as-is state or current state of the process / business that needs improvement. Create a future state view of how it is out to be. Create a blue print or a roadmap. Proceed with the implementation and the roll out of the change. Track progress and evaluate the solution. Proceed back to the first step in the continuous improvement cycle.

Business Improvement Framework diagram

Corporate Responsibility Framework

Modern corporate responsibility framework includes the following key governance components for a successful business as show in the below diagram: Responsible business (ethics, code of conduct, transparency, stakeholder engagement), Client Experience (innovative solutions demanded by clients), Environment (reducing impact and footprint), Employees (inclusion and diversity, culture, engagement, health and safety), and Community (philanthropy, investments into community). The below diagram shows the framework for balancing each of corporate responsibility components that can help your business succeed.

Corporate Responsibility Framework diagram

BI and Reporting Strategy Framework

Business Intelligence and reporting strategy framework below shows how business strategy and architecture can play together. Solution approach and strategy approach can help conceptualize business intelligence and reporting architecture. This framework encompasses systems, data entities, EDW, BI, SMI Analytics, and Audience. The BI/ Reporting architecture looks at system of records, OLTP, OLAP, Reporting Technology, Subject areas and business requirements.

BI and Reporting Strategy Framework diagram

The business case for climate change

The below framework presents climate change path to transformation. How to approach climate change from the business perspective, be an environmentally friendly business but continue to drive strong returns. Establish vision and direction including understanding of business drivers, governance, and technology for climate change transformation. Then proceed with the execution of the strategy including IT changes, supply chain upgrades, tax policy, etc. Next phase is to measure and monitor your climate change metrics including greenhouse gas emissions, impact to the bottom line while meeting your climate change targets.

The business case for climate change diagram

Business Case Development Framework

Business case development framework below lists key components of a typical business case including: top-bottom business case, bottom-up benefits business case, business modeling and financial analysis. Any project requiring investment must be supported by a strong business case.

Business Case Development Framework diagram

Strategic Information Systems Planning

The below strategic information system framework describes the various elements of Information System planning strategy and includes: what (information system strategy), why (relation to business strategy), how (information technology strategy), who (information service strategy). The framework shows how all the components work together with change management at the center of the model. This approach was originally developed by Galliers.

Strategic Information Systems Planning diagram