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BFF: Business Architecture + IT Architecture, Part 1

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Fits Within the Context of Enterprise Architecture)

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 October 2017

We’ve been very business-focused in our StraightTalk so far—and intentionally so. But a business architect always has a foot in two different worlds: one as part of the business and the other as part of the enterprise architecture team. P.S. Remember our formula for one happy family from StraightTalk Post No. 1: Enterprise Architecture = […]

A Map of the World, Part 2

(a.k.a. Back to School: Mapping the Extended Business Architecture)

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 October 2017

Back to business architecture school one more time. In Post No. 12, we talked about how to map out (a.k.a write down) the “core” business architecture that included capabilities, value streams, organization and information. Here in No. 13, we’re going to talk about mapping the “extended” business architecture domains. Here’s that famous diagram again, this time […]