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Business Architecture: Dispelling Twelve Common Myths

27 October 2016

Business architecture is a maturing discipline and drawing significant interest from a variety of organizations worldwide. It serves as a bridge between strategy and execution, making activities such as business transformation, enterprise planning, portfolio management, and mergers and acquisitions more strategic and effective. This whitepaper provides a brief introduction to business architecture, describes and dispels twelve commonly held misconceptions or myths, and gives a glimpse of the future.

Business Architecture and the Customer Experience: A Comprehensive Approach for Turning Customer Needs Into Action

External Resource: Business Architecture Guild

1 October 2016

A Business Architecture Guild white paper for which Whynde Kuehn, S2E Founder, was a co-author. This foundational white paper establishes the relationship between business architecture and customer experience. Forthcoming papers will explore this relationship in more depth.

Business-Driven Digital Transformation

External Resource: Cutter Consortium

19 September 2016

More than just a bullet point in a strategy session or the current buzzword, digital transformation begins with big visions and strategies, but the organizations that can execute upon them in a coordinated way, with agility, will win. S2E Principal, Whynde Kuehn, served as guest editor for the August/September double-issue of Cutter IT Journal, focused on business-driven digital transformation. Kuehn’s introduction provides an overview of how to approach digital transformation from a truly top-down, business-driven perspective and sets the tone for the Journal.

An unabridged, complimentary copy of the Cutter Business Technology Journal may be accessed from the Cutter site.

Maturing a Business Architecture Practice: The Promise and the Path

External Resource: Cutter Consortium

16 June 2016

In this Executive Update (available to Cutter members only), business architecture practitioners are offered a clear vision of what a fully mature business architecture practice looks like, the value it brings to the organization, and a practical perspective on how to get there.

Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight

1 July 2015

A reprint of Chapter 2, Part 1 of the book, Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture, Published by Future Strategies, Inc. Copyright © 2015 William M. Ulrich and Whynde Kuehn (Revised January 2019).

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