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Business Architecture In Action For Product Management — How Business Architecture Enables Better Product Investment, Planning and Solutions

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 March 2018

Subscribe > Here in StraightTalk Post No. 24, we’re going back to focusing on that “so what?” question about business architecture. We’ll take a look at the discipline in action for common business scenarios, this time with a focus on product management. What’s the problem? There can be a number of challenges related to product […]

Speedy Business Architecture, Part 2 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Tools

By Whynde Kuehn | 5 March 2018

Subscribe > Though the Winter Olympics may be over (sad face), we are still thinking about speed and business architecture. In our last installment, we looked at accelerating the development of a business architecture knowledgebase using reference models. StraightTalk Post No. 23 here will talk about how we can leverage tools for further acceleration. How […]

Speedy Business Architecture, Part 1 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Reference Models

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 February 2018

Subscribe > With all of this Olympic spirit in the air, let’s talk about speed. We know that the business architecture knowledgebase is fundamental to the enterprise insights, analysis and ways of designing that are unique only to architecture. But how do we build our knowledgebase fast—especially if we’re just starting our business architecture practice? […]

By The Numbers: How To Measure Business Architecture Success

By Whynde Kuehn | 5 February 2018

Subscribe > In our last installment, Post No. 20, we looked at how to mature a business architecture practice with intention. On a related note, here in Post No. 21, we will talk about one of those million dollar questions: how to measure business architecture success. Why do we need to measure our business architecture […]

Charting The Course: Maturity-Driven Business Architecture Practice Planning

By Whynde Kuehn | 15 January 2018

Subscribe > Now that we’re inspired about the future of business architecture and architects after the last StraightTalk post, it’s a good time to do a little planning for our own business architecture practice. StraightTalk Post No. 20 here will talk about how to assess the maturity of your practice and plan for its advancement. […]