Posted by: Anton
Another item that the Business Architecture must define is the range of products that the business will manufacture or sell. In industries such as Financial and Banking, the administration of products rely heavily on IT and it is therefore important that clear strategies exist around products and platforms to administer them. Not only must a roadmap exist for the platform(s), but also whether off-the-shelf software will be used as opposed to in-house developed. For both of these options the roadmap must show how and when software will be reviewed and how its lifecycle will be managed when a product range is expanded or when a product range is coming to its end.