BIAN Business Capability Model

Statement of Alignment with the BIAN Service Landscape

This discussion paper summarizes the current alignment between the BIAN Business Capability Model (BCM) representation of an enterprise (as per business architecture as defined by the Business Architecture Guild) and the BIAN Service Landscape (BSL).

The BIAN Service Landscape and the BIAN Business Capability Model both provide a viewpoint and model of the financial services business.  However, their perspectives and purposes are distinct and thus their usage and benefits vary.  In the early days of BIAN, the Service Landscape was the only viewpoint of the business.  As the practice of business architecture emerged and grew in popularity, the BIAN membership demanded a more business capability focused viewpoint that was aligned with the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK).