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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.

Business Architecture In Action For Risk and Compliance Management — How Business Architecture Helps Organizations Identify and React to Risk and Compliance Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 April 2018

Subscribe > Here in StraightTalk Post No. 25, we’re going to take another look at business architecture in action—this time to help organizations manage risk and compliance. You’re about to have some new fans of business architecture, like your friends in legal, compliance, risk management and audit. Good friends to have. What’s the problem? Here […]

Business Architecture In Action For Product Management — How Business Architecture Enables Better Product Investment, Planning and Solutions

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 March 2018

Subscribe > Here in StraightTalk Post No. 24, we’re going back to focusing on that “so what?” question about business architecture. We’ll take a look at the discipline in action for common business scenarios, this time with a focus on product management. What’s the problem? There can be a number of challenges related to product […]

Architect the World, Part 2 — Business Architecture For Non-Profit Organizations

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 December 2017

Subscribe > In our last post, we looked at using business architecture for startups and small businesses. In the generous spirit of the holidays, StraightTalk Post No. 18 looks at using business architecture within the context of non-profit organizations. Does business architecture apply to non-profit organizations? As you remember from Post No. 17, business architecture […]

Architect the World, Part 1 — Business Architecture For Startups & Small Business

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 December 2017

Subscribe > We loved our guest star series and we’re feeling smarter already. Now we’re switching gears for a couple posts to look at business architecture within some different contexts. Here in StraightTalk post. No. 17, we’re going to look at using business architecture for startups and small businesses.* Let’s go. * What’s the diff? […]

Business Architecture In Action For Mergers & Acquisitions

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Helps Assess and Integrate Organizations During Mergers and Acquisitions)

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 September 2017

How business architecture helps to assess and integrate organizations during M&A. Here we go one more time looking at business architecture in action. This time we’re going to focus on how business architecture helps to assess and integrate organizations during mergers and acquisitions. Remind me what that is again. Simply stated, a merger is when two […]

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