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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.

Seeing Is Believing, Part 3 – How Business Architecture Practices Can Leverage Storytelling for Greater Success

Guest starring: Tamara Park

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 March 2019

Welcome to the last epic installment of our visual and storytelling StraightTalk series, in which we explore the power of story. We know that in order to succeed as business architects, it’s not just about creating architectures and ideas for the future – we also need to convey those ideas, influence others, and incite action. […]

Seeing Is Believing, Part 2 – How Business Architecture Practices Can Leverage Graphic Recording and Facilitation for Greater Success

Guest starring: Sarah Greer & Michael Pemberton

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 March 2019

Welcome to the second installment of our visual and storytelling StraightTalk series. This one is epic. In this installment, we explore how we can leverage two highly engaging, visual techniques – graphic recording and graphic facilitation – as part of our business architecture practice. What we can achieve with business architecture is only as good […]

Seeing Is Believing, Part 1 – How Business Architecture Practices Can Leverage Presentation Design for Greater Success

Guest starring: James Jones

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 February 2019

Welcome to Part 1 of 3 within our visual and storytelling StraightTalk series. We are excited for these posts because we think they are fresh, fun and most importantly—highly relevant to business architecture. When we think about our business architecture practices, or even our competencies as business architects, we often focus on developing and using […]

The Stars Are Aligning: Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture Framework Alignment

Guest starring: Bryan Lail and Steve DuPont

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 February 2019

StraightTalk focuses on business architecture, but we know that our discipline is part of a larger entity — the enterprise architecture (EA) umbrella (see Posts No. 14 and No. 15). As a result, a strong partnership among every one of the architecture disciplines is critical for all of our success — and for the success […]

The Business Architecture Summit: A Vision For Business Architecture Practice Maturity and How To Get There

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 January 2019

Having a clear vision of what we are working towards is essential to guide and inspire any journey, so in this installment of StraightTalk, we explore a concept for what it means to be a mature business architecture practice, and how to get there. In other words, if we climb this business architecture mountain, what’s […]