The Army’s Office of Business Transformation (OBT) has released the 2011 Business Transformation Plan required by the FY2009 Defense Authorization Act.  In releasing the report , Army Chief Management Officer Joseph Westphal expressed confidence that the plan  “will result in real institutional management reform.”  The comprehensive plan details the Army’s transformation goals, objectives, priorities, and management reforms in three sections:  1) the Business Transformation Plan; 2) the Business Systems Architecture and Transition Plan; and 3) the Army Business Initiatives.  The goal of the Business Transformation Plan is to “achieve an Integrated Management System that is performance-based and outcome-focused” and will help Army leaders make better decisions to provide “readiness and best value” rather than “readiness at any cost.”  It is focused on four priorities: 1) developing and implementing an integrated Management System; 2) Aligning, integrating, and innovating enterprise-wide processes; 3) transforming business operations; and 4) adjusting culture.  The Army’s priority business initiatives are to review and implement Army Force Generation Business Initiatives, review the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process, and streamline the hiring process, improve contractor service delivery, and improve family and Soldier support programs.  The Business Systems Architecture and Transition Plan provides “a blueprint and roadmap for Army  business transformation” to give decisionmakers information needed to ensure that the necessary resources are provided to the warfighter.  The four primary outputs of the plan are:  1) architecture products for activities and lines of business (e.g., Army Force Generation); 2) Investment Certification Packages provided to the Army Business Systems Information Technologies Executive Steering Group to assist in investment funding decisions; 3) Business Enterprise Architecture Improvement Proposals (BIPs); and 4) opportunities for savings.  The plan “emphasizes the need to improve business effectiveness by moving away from managed ‘silos of excellence’ to an enterprise-wide view.”  The plan is to change the Army from a “functional-centered approach” to “fully integrated lines of businesses.”  It is designed to provide information for systems realignment and consolidation for the more than 750 Army business systems.  The Army Business Initiatives include 26 nominated initiatives.  Each initiative will be reviewed and analyzed over the next fiscal year to evaluate its feasibility, costs, and benefits.  In the report, each initiative is described and a desired outcome is identified.  Included in the list are: Financial Management Improvement; Strategic Sourcing Process and Program; Army Data Center Consolidation; Transfer Directorate of Logistics to Army Material Command from Installation Management Command; and Civilian Workforce Transformation; and Civilian Hiring Reform.  The report also includes appendices that describe the Army Integrated Management System, the Army Enterprise Governance, Business Systems Information Technologies, Aligning the Army Network as an Enterprise Activity, the Capability Maturity Model, and the End-to-End Process.