Mohammad Mirkarimi


Senior Business Architect, Capsifi

From Electronics Engineering to Business Architecture, I found ‘modular design’ as one the most powerful aspects when designing a TV Transmitter control board or designing a business solution. I’ve worked in Telecom, Banking, Super, Education and Government as R&D engineer, data scientist, business analysis and business architect as individual contributor as well as leader. I’m CBAP, ACC and TOGAF certified with qualifications in bachelor of electronics engineering, master of engineering management and master of business and commerce. My ideal job is product design, physical product!

Presentation: Develop an Object-oriented Business Capability Map – Hands-on Workshop

Business Capability is indeed one corner-stone of Business Architecture and becoming probably the most important domain of architecture that enables strategy execution and portfolio planning for transformation efforts.

Business Analysts and Architects can leverage Capability-based Planning to link the Objectives from strategy and ‘theme’ or ‘epic’ layers to the Solutions in portfolio, operations and ‘user stories’ and ‘acceptance criteria’.

Business Capabilities are unique and powerful due to being ‘non-redundant’ component of design. Therefore, the way we develop a map of them can make or break projects and organisations. Therefore, the methodology – and consistency – is critical.

I found Business Architecture Guild approach towards construction of Business Capabilities quite useful. I call this ‘Object-oriented Business Capability Map’ – as Business Objects are the foundation of Business Capabilities.

Side benefit: Business and Data domains of architecture get aligned by DNA – Objects structure Conceptual Data Model and Business Capability Map.

In a hands-on, collaborative workshop, we’re going to develop a Business Object Map and level 1 Business Capability Map of a hypothetical business (participants will choose the business) together.

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 06: Strategy Analysis