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StraightTalk is a professional business blog on a mission to explain business architecture, end-to-end, with the goal of helping to advance the discipline globally through shared knowledge. It's like your personal guide through the world of business architecture — delivered twice monthly.

Raison d‘être: The How and Why of Business Architecture Stakeholder Mapping

By Whynde Kuehn | 14 February 2020

In this installment of StraightTalk, we’re going to explore a sometimes overlooked but all-important domain for the business architecture baseline: stakeholders. Stakeholder mapping techniques came on the scene and matured a bit later than some of the others, so it’s a good time to revisit them and their valuable role in the business architecture.  First things, […]

A Pathway To The Future For All: How Business Architecture Can Help Us Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

By Whynde Kuehn | 29 January 2020

This post explores another angle to using business architecture for good. In previous StraightTalk posts, we’ve discussed how business architecture can be used directly – where business architects leverage business architecture and other techniques to help organizations and initiatives that are doing good to be more successful, such as non-profits, social enterprises and social initiatives. […]

Mind The Gap: How Business Architecture Breaks Down and Bridges Silos

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 January 2020

What is business architecture good for? Perhaps many things come to your mind. It’s a great connector for building a common language. It’s a comprehensive business lens for making decisions. It’s a bridge for effectively executing strategy. And much more. These unique strengths make business architecture a powerful silo-buster. At the end of the day, […]

Life Architecture: Bringing An Intentional Approach to Personal Improvement

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 January 2020

Welcome to the first StraightTalk installment of the new year, and in fact, the new decade. In keeping with our focus on the human side of business architecture, this installment explores the concept of life architecture, inspired by an amazing human story. As you know, the mission of StraightTalk is to break down business architecture bit-by-bit to […]

Servant First: How Servant Leadership Makes Business Architects More Impactful

By Whynde Kuehn | 14 December 2019

Well, this is the last StraightTalk of the year (sniff) and with the holiday season upon us, it’s a good time to reflect and expand our perspective. We all know that being a successful business architect or having a successful business architecture practice is not only about what we do, but also about how we […]