NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | Presentation | Room: Oceana 11 & 12

Analytics of Organizational Wargaming

Presented by: Kathleen Walsh, Radhika Patel


Often organizations, including the DoD US ARMY Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), have their processes well documented, but the data exchanges and communication points are not well defined or even understood. Organizations allocate resources to mapping their information technology infrastructure but overlook the need to do that same for business interfaces that happen outside the IT realm. A journey was taken to bring Business Architecture into ARDEC and the first part of the presentation overviews a case study on the second and third level capability mapping of one of ARDEC’s capabilities; Systems Engineering.  The ARDEC team will host a presentation modeled after traditional army wargaming to walk through the use of this capability map in order to address organizational challenges.  The goal of this presentation is to show the usage and value of Business Architecture artifacts, such as capability maps and the organizational model, to make data-driven strategic decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Data-Driven Strategic Decisions
  • Leveraging the Business Capability Map
  • Role of Business Architecture in Strategic Development

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 Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen Walsh

Enterprise Architect
US Army Ardec

Ms. Kathleen Walsh is an Enterprise Architect by title, but her personal brand is “Game Changer. Disruptor. Strategist. Playmaker. Visionary”. She leverages 12 years of business and technical expertise to drive strategy, transformation, and come up with creative solutions to influence culture and increase the “stickiness” of initiatives. Kathleen has worked to introduce meetups within her organization to promote collaboration, introduced and championed Business Architecture at ARDEC and has built a grass-roots practice that outputted the first capability map. She designed a wargame using Business Architecture to drive strategic decisions in 2017. Kathleen is currently working on various concepts to insert gamification into strategy development, as well as operational processes.

Kathleen's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Analytics of Organizational Wargaming
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (3:10 pm – 4:10 pm)

 Radhika  Patel

Radhika Patel

Systems Engineer
US Department of Defense

Ms. Radhika Patel is a Systems Engineer for the DOD US ARMY Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC). She provides systems engineering support to programs, helping to develop and implement best practices in the field. She has been trained in Model Based Systems Engineering and is using that knowledge to explore Business Architecture. She is interested in bringing systems engineering rigor to ARDEC's business process model to map the key functions and interactions of the organization. She and a colleague are defining the Business Architecture capability at ARDEC.

Radhika's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Analytics of Organizational Wargaming
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (3:10 pm – 4:10 pm)

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