STRAIGHT TALK — THE BLOG

Making the Grade: Assessing Business Architecture

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 May 2018

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 and make […]

Being on the SAFe Side: How Business Architecture and Agile Fit Together

By Whynde Kuehn | 7 May 2018

StraightTalk has another BFF and it is agile. Here in Post No. 27 we will talk about a hot topic with our guest star, Alex Randell, who gives us the straight talk on what all of this agile stuff means and how business architecture can help. This post is based on our recent interview with […]

The Canvas Awaits—How Business Models and Business Architecture Fit Together

Guest Starring: Linda Finley

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 April 2018

Get ready for some StraightTalk on a topic we all love: business models. Here in Post No. 26, our shining guest star, Linda Finley, talks about what they are and how they are BFF (Best Friends Forever) with business architecture. This installment is based on our recent interview with her. Disclaimer: we’ve made some tiny […]

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

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 are a […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 March 2018

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 management across […]