analysis methodology that allows a vision of the whole business of a company as a set of interacting

Business Artifacts that operate upon firm resources.The concept of Business Artifact (BA) already

introduced and used for business process modeling within the Model Driven Business Transformation

(MDBT) framework is the basic element of our methodology. The theoretical foundations of the work

are provided by the Resource Based View (RBV) of the firm theory (Barney, 1991).

Considering that, by definition, each Business Artifact has a data model, in which all the resources it

needs and uses during its lifecycle are specified, we want to identify which Business Artifacts are

strategically relevant for a company and prioritize them according to the Sustained Competitive

Advantage they could be able to provide. These key BAs should then be the target of any IT-dependent

strategic initiative, that should include actions aimed at improving or transforming these BAs in order

to achieve, mantain and exploit the company competitive advantage.