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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.

By The Numbers: How To Measure Business Architecture Success

By Whynde Kuehn | 5 February 2018

Subscribe > In our last installment, Post No. 20, we looked at how to mature a business architecture practice with intention. On a related note, here in Post No. 21, we will talk about one of those million dollar questions: how to measure business architecture success. Why do we need to measure our business architecture […]

Charting The Course: Maturity-Driven Business Architecture Practice Planning

By Whynde Kuehn | 15 January 2018

Subscribe > Now that we’re inspired about the future of business architecture and architects after the last StraightTalk post, it’s a good time to do a little planning for our own business architecture practice. StraightTalk Post No. 20 here will talk about how to assess the maturity of your practice and plan for its advancement. […]

Crystal Ball as of 2018: Business Architecture Now + A Glimpse Into the Future

By Whynde Kuehn | 8 January 2018

Subscribe > Happy New Year! We’re starting this promising new year with a look at where we’re at with business architecture and where we’re going in the future to inspire those New Year’s resolutions. (This is based on extensive global engagement with and visibility to business architecture practitioners, organizations applying business architecture, and various industry […]

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

Guest Starring: Mike Clark

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 November 2017

Subscribe to StraightTalk > 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 […]

Organizing For Success

(a.k.a. Building a Business Architecture Team – Take 2)

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 July 2017

Post No. 8 is all about answering those burning questions around organizational structure and such. Here goes. First, where should the business architecture team report? Starting with the big one. For years now, there has been a trend of business architecture teams reporting to the business—and with success, for a number of reasons. So the […]

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