STRAIGHT TALK — THE BLOG

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 […]

BFF: Business Architecture + IT Architecture, Part 1

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Fits Within the Context of Enterprise Architecture)

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 October 2017

We’ve been very business-focused in our StraightTalk so far—and intentionally so. But a business architect always has a foot in two different worlds: one as part of the business and the other as part of the enterprise architecture team. P.S. Remember our formula for one happy family from StraightTalk Post No. 1: Enterprise Architecture = […]

A Map of the World, Part 2

(a.k.a. Back to School: Mapping the Extended Business Architecture)

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 October 2017

Back to business architecture school one more time. In Post No. 12, we talked about how to map out (a.k.a write down) the “core” business architecture that included capabilities, value streams, organization and information. Here in No. 13, we’re going to talk about mapping the “extended” business architecture domains. Here’s that famous diagram again, this time […]

A Map of the World, Part 1

(a.k.a. Back to School: Mapping the Core Business Architecture Foundation)

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 September 2017

Okay, time to go back to business architecture school. Having our business architecture written down is at the heart of us being able to do cool stuff with it, so we better talk a little more about mapping it out. In No. 12 here, we’re going to talk about the “core” business architecture domains. That […]

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 […]