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What is Business Architecture Governance Anyway – Take 1

By Whynde Kuehn | 10 October 2018

Subscribe > In this installment of StraightTalk, we are taking on a big, scary and loaded concept: business architecture governance. This topic is both filled with confusion and lack of information. (As noted by the sparse number of resources listed within More Good Stuff.) This is due in part to the relative newness of the […]

Business Politecture: How to Deal With Business Architecture Adoption Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 October 2018

Subscribe > In this installment of StraightTalk, we will explore another important topic to making a business architecture practice successful: business politecture. Yep, that is business architecture + politics = business politecture. This post is the bookend to No. 34 on business marketecture, both of which remind us that there is more to introducing business […]

Good to Great: How to Become a Great Business Architect

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 September 2018

Subscribe > This installment of StraightTalk is a follow-on from our previous post on what makes a great business architect. Let’s get actionable on what we talked about last time. You had me at “business architect,” so how do I become a great one? Here are some of the most important things you can learn […]

In Search of Greatness: How to Find or Be a Great Business Architect

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 September 2018

Subscribe > What makes a “great” business architect is a topic of much curiosity and debate. So this installment of StraightTalk is about you, business architect, and what makes you tick. P.S. Check out Post No. 6 for some background on what business architects do. First, born or made? Great business architects are probably more […]

Business Marketecture — How to Deal With Business Architecture Socialization Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 August 2018

Subscribe > This is our last round in the “How To Deal” series. In this post, we will straight talk on one of everyone’s favorite topics: how to socialize and build buy-in for business architecture within an organization. Yep, we’re talking about business architecture + marketing = business marketecture. And sometimes we need a lot […]