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Business Architect II

Company: HMSA
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:



  • Stakeholder Engagement: Identifying and soliciting support from key stakeholders across the organization. Select the right opportunities within the enterprise for business architecture modeling. Obtain stakeholder input in a timely manner to ensure business modeling efforts are accurate and remain on track.



  • Collaborates with various business and IT stakeholders to operationalize business strategies and enable key business capabilities.

  • Provides the bridge between business and IT teams by communicating technical concepts and terminology in non-technical terms with stakeholders.

  • Socializes business architecture concepts within the organization and conducts an opportunity analysis to identify initiatives to apply business architecture using objective and consistent criteria including high business impact, high business support and a high need for business modeling to be successful.

  • Conducts a stakeholder analysis to develop a stakeholder engagement strategy and communication plan.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to identify the executive sponsor, business owner, project manager and business and IT subject-matter experts (SMEs) for business architecture modeling projects.

  • Facilitates project kick-off meetings to introduce the project team to the objectives, scope and timeline for completing business modeling activities.





  • Business Architecture Modeling: Performs business modeling as an iterative process that relies heavily on the input from business and IT SMEs. The Business Architect must be open to feedback and flexible in modifying the models as new information is introduced.



    • Performs strategy mapping that links business strategy to an organization's goals, value streams and business capabilities and defines objective measures and target metrics at each level of the mapping.

    • Defines value streams that identify how value is generated for external and internal customers and that contribute to attaining the organization's primary goals. Decomposes and sequences each stream into different stages that comprise the value stream. Identifies target metrics for each stage of a value stream and assesses performance against target to drill down further into under-performing stages to determine potential improvement opportunities.

    • In conjunction with TMO Operational Excellence analysts, performs business capability mapping to identify what an organization does to enable value creation for its customers. Identifies the highest-level business capabilities of the organization that represent the entire business on a single page. Maps the business capabilities to each stage of the value streams that are most relevant to the organization's goals. Selects the value stream stages that have not met their target metrics to determine which business capabilities should be decomposed into the next lower level of detail.





    • Business Capability Assessment: Assesses current business capabilities based on three key factors: People, Process and Technology.



      • Collaborates with TMO Operational Excellence analysts and department SMEs to perform assessments of how well the specific business capabilities are being supported by the people performing those business functions using evaluation criteria including productivity, capacity and competency.

      • Collaborates with TMO Operational Excellence analysts and department SMEs to perform assessments of how well the specific business capabilities are being supported by the processes used to perform those business functions using evaluation criteria including effectiveness, efficiency and quality.

      • Collaborates with IT and business SMEs to map technology to business capabilities to optimize the IT application portfolio through techniques including application right-sizing, consolidation, standardization, and simplification.

      • Identifies IT applications that support the specific business capabilities that are being further assessed for potential performance improvements and assesses those applications based on how well they support the business capabilities using evaluation criteria including performance, flexibility, and integration.

      • Prioritizes the organization's business capabilities based on their importance to the business and the results of the capability assessment. Business capabilities with a high business importance and a high gap in people, process and technology support should receive high priority for capability improvement projects.

      • Collaborates with business and IT stakeholders to brainstorm and select projects that address high-priority capability improvement needs.





      • Project Execution: Sets the business capability improvement focus and context for operational and technology initiatives and guides IT architects, business analysts and project teams during project execution.



        • Updates the business architecture model as new information is discovered and business and IT decisions are made during project execution.

        • In support of TMO Program Management, identifies and assesses risks in project execution and develops mitigation strategies to avoid risk occurrence and minimize project impacts.

        • In support of TMO Program Management, identifies issues impeding project execution and develops solutions and workarounds to minimize schedule, resource and cost impacts.

        • Leads post-implementation project lessons learned sessions to solicit feedback and improvements from project teams on the effectiveness and value of business architecture processes, techniques and models.

        • Performs post-implementation monitoring of target business metrics to ensure targets have been achieved and collaborates with business and IT stakeholders to identify a performance metric improvement plan and timeline.





        • Program Management: Through the application of effective program and project management skills and in collaboration with TMO Program Management, manages a portfolio of business capability improvement projects ("the program") related to assigned business functions and software products.



          • Develops and updates the strategy, prioritization, roadmap and delivery timeline for the program and its component projects.

          • Collaborates with stakeholders and leadership to establish key business goals and objectives for the program and ensures alignment with corporate goals and initiatives.

          • Regularly monitors and communicates program and project status to business and IT stakeholders. Creates program and project dashboards that report project health, completion progress, issues, risks, target metrics and budget variances.





          • Other Duties/Functions



            • Performs all other miscellaneous responsibilities and duties as assigned or directed.

            • Attends training, conferences and seminars as needed or assigned.





Keywords: HMSA, Honolulu , Business Architect II, Professions , Honolulu, Hawaii

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