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HOPEX Business Architecture

HOPEX Business Architecture

One of the modules of the HOPEX BPA product family, HOPEX Business Architecture is the most effective way to design and manage your business transformation roadmaps by basing them on clear strategic goals.

HOPEX Business Architecture consists of three phases: strategy definition, business matching and transformation roadmap creation. The first phase allows users to define the organization’s strategy and match the competencies to the defined strategy.

In the second phase of our product, it allows you to create competence maps. Then, it supports your ability to make competency evaluations in consideration of the competency maps created.

Business Requirements, Project & Process Matching

In the last phase, Business Architecture confirms whether your organization is moving on the right way by defining your enterprise road map and matching your enterprise strategy with your corporate competencies.

Synchronized Business / IT Transformation Model

HOPEX Business Architecture works integrated with Hopex. In other words, it enables you to improve your business goals and IT transformation by clearly displaying key information about your organization.


  • Capture the business strategy and transform the business landscape using business capability planning.
  • Plan Enterprise Architecture assets according to business objectives and planned capabilities

Key Challenges

Business Strategy

  • IT departments don’t have a clear visibility into the business strategy leading to a misunderstanding of business decisions
  • The business strategy is constantly evolving due to constantly changing industry and marketplace trends

Business Roadmap

  • The business roadmap is unknown or insufficiently clear
  • IT departments don’t know which business capabilities are planned and how they fit with the business strategy

Business-IT Alignment

  • The planning of IT resources is not tied to business objectives leading to wrong IT investments.
  • The IT roadmap fails to keep pace with changing business objectives

HOPEX Business Architecture Benefits

Get visibility into your business strategy

  • Capture your company’s objectives and strategy. Connect to your business capabilities to illustrate how your company is planning to achieve its business transformation strategy

Create a business transformation roadmap

  • Create a business roadmap that integrates objectives, strategy and business capabilities to ensure investment decisions are aligned to business objectives

Align IT investments to strategy

  • Ensure future IT investments match business objectives by tying IT assets to business capabilities

HOPEX Business Architecture Home Page

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Key Features

Capture the strategy

  • Identify transformation drivers
  • Perform SWOT analysis of the identified drivers
  • Identify the resulting transformation objectives
  • Capture organization vision, objectives, strategy and tactics

Model the business

  • Map business capabilities
  • Assess capabilities from a strategic standpoint
  • Design value streams
  • Define KPIs and identify areas of improvement

Design the business roadmap

  • Define transformation stages. Include objectives, strategic items and capabilities in the roadmap
  • Tie related IT architecture for each stage of the roadmap
  • Share the business roadmap within the organization

Identify transformation drivers

  • Identify transformation drivers per stakeholder: regulatory, business or architectural
  • Tie them to the relevant enterprise architecture artifacts.
  • Perform this assessment on a regular basis

Enable organizations to get visibility into what motivates the change

Perform a SWOT analysis with transformation drivers

  • Perform a SWOT analysis of the identified transformation drivers.
  • Architectural Drivers are internal, and they can be either strengths or weaknesses.
  • Business or Regulatory drivers are external, and they can be either opportunities or threats

Identify the relevant transformation objectives

Strategy Diagram

Capture strategy through a strategy diagram complying to the Business Motivation Model, providing:

  • Ends (Vision, Goals, Objectives) and their contribution relationships can be defined
  • Means (Mission, Strategy, Tactics) can be defined, and their relationship with ends

Map Business Capabilities

Capability Maps display capabilities of an organization and the alignment of key enterprise assets that contribute to their implementation

Breakdown capabilities in sub-capabilities

Assess business capabilities

  • Assess business capabilities to understand which capabilities to improve

Helps prioritize investments and transformation projects

Business Roadmap

  • Plan business capabilities for each stage of the business roadmap
  • Define strategic goals and objectives for each stage, as well as the identified strategies and tactics

Understand the different capabilities and objectives that support the different phases of the strategic plan

Enterprise Stage Timeline

  • The timeline can show the Capabilities that are to be delivered (i.e. Exhibited Capabilities) and also the Functionalities to be provided to realize them.

Enterprise Stage Strategy Diagram

  • An Enterprise Stage Strategy Diagram shows how the various elements of a strategy relate to each other.
  • A diagram can be created for an entire Enterprise, or for a structural or temporal phase of an enterprise e.g.
    • Structural phase: Department, Division
    • Temporal phase : “As-is”, “To-be”
  • This example shows how the vision links to goals, strategy and tactics

Strategy and Enterprise Stages

  • An Enterprise Stage Strategy Diagram can be linked to a Transformation Stage on an Enterprise Timeline

Capability Maps