Business-driven Enterprise Architecture = Requirements Satisfaction + (Risk Management + Transition Management)
Business Leaders care about making sure their businesses operate successfully and profitably. That means they care about making sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, that they manage the risk when they are not quite on target, and that they can easily transition from event to event through their business’ life cycle.
Business-driven Enterprise Architecture focuses on producing information that helps Business Leadership to do the things they’re supposed to do: run the business, manage risk, and manage transition, by determining all of the requirements and understanding all of the business’ assets.
This is a strategic business planning and oversight function.