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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.

Envisioning The Future Organization: How Business Architecture Can Help Organizations To Become A Cognitive Enterprise

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 October 2019

Going digital: It’s on everyone’s mind. And business architecture can help. So, in this installment of StraightTalk, we’ll explore the concept of a cognitive enterprise: what it means, a vision of what can be, how to get there, and the important role business architecture plays to make it real. And we brought in a guest […]

Evolving the Organizational DNA, Part 3: How Business Architecture Can Enable Ethical Decision Making and Actions

By Whynde Kuehn | 14 September 2019

This is the third and final installment in a series on how business architecture can be used to catalyze, embed and enforce key sustainability, legal and ethical considerations into an organization’s DNA. In this StraightTalk post, we explore how organizations can leverage business architecture to ensure ethical decision-making and actions.  What are ethics again? Ethics is defined as […]

Evolving the Organizational DNA, Part 2: How Business Architecture Can Enable Policy Making and Compliance

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 September 2019

In our StraightTalk three-part series, we examine how business architecture can be used to catalyze, embed and enforce key sustainability, legal and ethical considerations into an organization’s DNA. In this post, our second installment, we’ll explore how organizations can leverage business architecture to enable policy making and compliance. First things, first. What’s a policy? We’ll […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 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 | 5 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 […]