STRAIGHT TALK — THE BLOG

Decisions, Decisions: How Business Architecture Facilitates Better Decision-Making

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 July 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we’ll take another look at business architecture in action. This time, we’ll focus on how it can be used as a framework for better decision-making. The intention here is to give you some examples of how you can use business architecture to support different types of decision-making within your organization. […]

Us and Us: “The Business Architecture of IT”

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 June 2019

Once business architecture starts getting traction within an organization, there often comes a question: “Does IT have a business architecture?”  This installment of StraightTalk explores this concept of “the business architecture of IT.” Well, does it? Does IT have a business architecture? Yes. The same one as the rest of the organization. Explain. If we […]

Ecosystem Is The New Organization: How Business Architecture #Capabilities and #ValueStreams Can Connect Everything

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 June 2019

Yellow is the new black. 40 is the new 20. Ecosystem is the new organization. Remember all that business over the last two installments about business objects as the glue for business architecture (Post. No. 52) and the importance of creating capability maps in the same way (Post No. 51)? This is where it becomes […]

Putting the Pieces Together: Business Objects As The Glue For A Business Architecture

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 May 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we return to the idea of business objects, and the important role they play throughout an organization’s business architecture – and why it matters. We will do some serious condensing here of the BIZBOK® Guide to help you put the pieces together and understand how it all works. Why? Well, […]

What’s In A Word: How to Create a Capability Map That Unlocks New Value

By Whynde Kuehn | 6 May 2019

Before we get into some more fancy stuff, we need to have a solid foundation to build upon, so we return to our business architecture bedrock: capabilities. This StraightTalk installment shines a light on the realities of capability mapping and helps us to interpret some key concepts in the BIZBOK® Guide in an effort to […]