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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.

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 […]

Power To The People: How to Deal With Business Architecture Resource Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 6 August 2018

Subscribe > Here we go for another round in the “How To Deal” series. In this post, we will be StraightTalkin’ about how to get creative with some tricky business architecture resource challenges. If you’re working on an established business architecture team, this might be just-in-time advice you need. If you are part of a […]

Leaving a Legacy: How to Deal With Legacy Business Architecture Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 July 2018

Subscribe > We’re back with another installment in the “how to deal” series. This post focuses on how to deal with legacy business architecture challenges (a.k.a. you realize the business architecture knowledgebase you built is not quite right). This is a common situation for business architecture teams which have been at this for awhile—though there […]

How to Deal With Strategy Challenges: Bad Strategy, Non-Strategy, No Strategy

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 July 2018

Subscribe > Our next few posts will focus on some more advanced situations that we business architects often run into. We call this the “how to deal” series. If you are in the throes of a maturing a business architecture practice, these posts might be right on cue to remind you that you’re not crazy […]