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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.

A Pathway To The Future For All: How Business Architecture Can Help Us Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

By Whynde Kuehn | 29 January 2020

This post explores another angle to using business architecture for good. In previous StraightTalk posts, we’ve discussed how business architecture can be used directly – where business architects leverage business architecture and other techniques to help organizations and initiatives that are doing good to be more successful, such as non-profits, social enterprises and social initiatives. […]

Mind The Gap: How Business Architecture Breaks Down and Bridges Silos

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 January 2020

What is business architecture good for? Perhaps many things come to your mind. It’s a great connector for building a common language. It’s a comprehensive business lens for making decisions. It’s a bridge for effectively executing strategy. And much more. These unique strengths make business architecture a powerful silo-buster. At the end of the day, […]

Semper Paratus (Always Ready): Digital Readiness and How Business Architecture Can Accelerate Preparedness

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 October 2019

Digital transformation. Digital strategy.  Digital economy. Digital technology. Everything digital. But what does it really mean and how do we get ready for such a thing? Can we ever be ready? This installment of StraightTalk explores the topic of digital readiness: what it is, how we measure it, how we get there – and how […]

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 […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 22 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 […]