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

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 December 2017

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 is beneficial […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 December 2017

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? A startup […]

Left Brain Meet Right Brain—The Connection Between Business Architecture and Customer Experience

Guest Starring: Mike Clark

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 November 2017

Get ready for a great StraightTalk installment. In this post, No. 16, we explore a topic that everyone wants to know about in this age of organizational transformation — customer experience. As we know from way back in Post No. 1, business architecture and customer experience design are two separate but mutually beneficial disciplines that […]

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 = […]