Extendibility of a proposed Business Architecture Assessment Model (BAAM)
Purpose: The research aims to validate whether the proposed beta version of a Business Architecture Assessment Model (BAAM) can be usefully extended to organisations. Design/methodology/approach: The research draws from existing literature to further extend the scope of the BAAM. The literature review includes a description of Business Architecture (BA) and investigates the requirements of maturity models. The literature did reveal that the beta version of the BAAM’s maturity levels should be extended from the initial 3 levels to 5 well documented maturity levels (i.e. the roadmap). A focus group consisting of various subject matter experts evaluated the BAAM using an interpretative survey. The focus group approved the BAAM with some minor recommendations. The online BAAM survey was then deployed at eight (8) organisations to collect data on the level of maturity of the organisations’ business architecture. The output of the BAAM consists of a roadmap and the assessment results which assist organisations to improve their business architecture maturity. Findings: The literature review revealed that maturity models exist, but not many focus specifically on BA maturity. Those that does exist primarily focuses on the methodology involved in BA but do not specifically point out areas where the content matter of BA can be improved upon.