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Business Architecture: The Basis for a Design-Oriented Approach to Business Process Outsourcing


Morris, B and Marshall, P, Business Architecture: The Basis for a Design-Oriented Approach to Business Process Outsourcing, Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2011 , 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2012, Sydney EJ ISBN 978-1-74210-239-9 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper presents an approach to business process outsourcing (BPO) based on the development of a business architecture. The paper argues that business architecture can form the basis for the effective planning, design and negotiation of a BPO initiative. The approach comprises the following steps: business problem analysis; determination of the required performance standards; in-house versus market capability assessment; business service provider engagement; joint service architecture design; and service contract negotiation. A key feature of the approach is that the client organisation and the outsourcing business service provider jointly develop the business architecture. The authors make the claim that such an approach to BPO incorporates a design attitude, rather than the decision attitude that is common to other BPO methods and approaches.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:BPO, business architecture, design, design attitude, business process modelling
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information security management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Morris, B (Mr Bernard Morris)
UTAS Author:Marshall, P (Professor Peter Marshall)
ID Code:75233
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-01-18
Last Modified:2014-08-20
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