How can BIAN help business assess performance, direct activity and target investment?

The particular BIAN view used to support investment decisions (for systems or wider ranging resource decisions) is the Enterprise Blueprint or M4Bank view as described in the Practitioner´s Guide. The Enterprise Blueprint is a highly enduring view of the organization against which existing resources can be mapped and their performance and coverage assessed against targets. This kind of analysis can then be used to identify shortfalls and opportunities across the enterprise in an objective manner, to better target available investment. The approach in outline is to develop the enterprise blueprint and then define the target capabilities and performance goals across this model. Current capabilities and their performance can then be overlain and compared against these goals to identify shortfalls and opportunities. Different solutions options are then compared to see where risks from shortfalls can be mitigated and business retention and development opportunities exploited to provide the best relative return on available investment projects.