Key resources

Resources fuel your business model execution engine! They are the people doing the work (executing the processes), the buildings that house them, their machines and platforms, the software they use – and the capital that pays the bills.

In an enterprise architecture context, I’m primarily focusing on information, tools (mostly IT-related), people, and documentation (architecture documentation, process and use case specifications etc. as resources.

In this section I recommend that you describe which of these resources exist, where they are kept, and to which extent they are easily available and institutionalized.

To ensure that no activities have gone undiscovered, I also look at resources required for any manufacturing and other procurements that might serve as input to yet more activities.