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Building Block - Definition
A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT transformation terms and technical definitions.
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As its name implies, a Building Block is the packaging of pieces or components of a business, IT, or architectural capability. These Building Blocks can then be combined with other Building Blocks to create architectures and solutions.
A Building Block may be constructed to allow it to be re-useable and it can also be defined at various levels of detail, depending on what stage of architecture development has been reached.
For example, at an early stage, a building block can simply consist of a name or an outline description. Over time, the building block may be decomposed into further supporting building blocks that can then be defined by a full specification.
Note: Building blocks can relate to either "architectures" or "solutions".
Related to: Enterprise Architecture
Last Updated: 7/1/2018 2:09:42 AM
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