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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.

Evolving the Organizational DNA, Part 1: How Business Architecture Can Enable Organizational Sustainability

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 August 2019

This installment of StraightTalk is the first in a series that focuses on how business architecture can be used to catalyze, embed and enforce key sustainability, legal and ethical considerations into an organization’s DNA. Using business architecture in this way truly unlocks its value and power. First up in our series: how business architecture can […]

Return On Business Architecture Investment (ROBAI): How to Calculate the ROI of Business Architecture

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 August 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we will focus on one of those burning questions: how do we calculate the return on investment (ROI) of a business architecture practice within an organization? As a global discipline and community of practitioners, we’ve come a long, long way with business architecture. But we’re still on the journey, with […]

A Win-Win Situation: How to Get Some Business Architecture Quick Wins

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 July 2019

Some of the most common questions – and challenges – for business architecture teams is Where do we start? and How do we get some quick wins? Wins can help to demonstrate the value of business architecture, which is often essential for socialization and achieving buy-in from the organization. Explaining the value of business architecture […]

Decisions, Decisions: How Business Architecture Facilitates Better Decision-Making

By Whynde Kuehn | 30 June 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we’ll take another look at business architecture in action. This time, we’ll focus on how it can be used as a framework for better decision-making. The intention here is to give you some examples of how you can use business architecture to support different types of decision-making within your organization. […]

Us and Us: “The Business Architecture of IT”

By Whynde Kuehn | 14 June 2019

Once business architecture starts getting traction within an organization, there often comes a question: “Does IT have a business architecture?”  This installment of StraightTalk explores this concept of “the business architecture of IT.” Well, does it? Does IT have a business architecture? Yes. The same one as the rest of the organization. Explain. If we […]