The Mastercard presentation defining Agile Business Architecture begins by describing the primary situation challenge for Mastercard is the same for all large enterprises: How to achieve rapid IT innovation in key areas like Mobile and Social, when the bulk of your existing IT estate is ‘legacy’, right through to mainframes et al.

ba-agile-modelachieve this through a trio of Business, Solution and Technical Architectures, underpinned by an overall Application Architecture. This encompasses their complete lifecycle of linking business goals to specific IT deliverables,