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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.

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 […]

Making the Grade: Assessing Business Architecture

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 May 2018

Subscribe > In this installment, StraightTalk Post No. 28, we are going to look at a topic of increasing interest and practice: business architecture assessments. What are we talking about here? Performing business architecture assessments is the idea capturing various metrics about an organization’s business architecture, which can then be assessed to identify improvement opportunities […]

Speedy Business Architecture, Part 2 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Tools

By Whynde Kuehn | 5 March 2018

Subscribe > Though the Winter Olympics may be over (sad face), we are still thinking about speed and business architecture. In our last installment, we looked at accelerating the development of a business architecture knowledgebase using reference models. StraightTalk Post No. 23 here will talk about how we can leverage tools for further acceleration. How […]

Speedy Business Architecture, Part 1 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Reference Models

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 February 2018

Subscribe > With all of this Olympic spirit in the air, let’s talk about speed. We know that the business architecture knowledgebase is fundamental to the enterprise insights, analysis and ways of designing that are unique only to architecture. But how do we build our knowledgebase fast—especially if we’re just starting our business architecture practice? […]

BFF: Business Architecture + IT Architecture, Part 2

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Drives IT Architecture Alignment and Transformation)

By Whynde Kuehn | 6 November 2017

This post is the second one in our two-part series exploring how business architecture and IT architecture really are BFF (Best Friends Forever). (P.S. Check out Part 1, if you missed it.) And, we have a guest star. William Ulrich is President of TSG, Inc., Partner at Business Architecture Associates, and a Co-Founder of the […]

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