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Course Description: The Building a Business Architecture Using Value Chains and Value Streams class describes an approach and method for building an architecture of the business. It explains how to build and integrate your customer centric cross-functional processes, sometimes called value streams or capabilities, with the IT architectures and the value chains found in the corporate strategy. It formally captures your intellectual capital in an architectural type blueprint or model of the business that is available for strategic and tactical analysis. Consequently, the business and IT teams can work in harmony with the insight gleaned from the Business Architecture to create higher profits, superior customer service and a competitive advantage for their enterprise. The Business Architecture is the parent logical architecture and nexus from which one can unite, derive and integrate all of the architectures of the enterprise in a formal and disciplined manner. These include the IT, Security and Organization Architectures. One can also use the very same BA to direct and guide process design/improvement, software development, and package configuration initiatives, resulting in higher levels of efficiency and lower levels of rework in any software or systems life cycle. Guided by the strategy, this new and expanded view of the enterprise provides keen insight into innovative thinking, thereby improving enterprise performance. This class is supported with a high level case