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Business Architecture In Action For Investment Decisions

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Facilitates Decision-Making for Project and Application Portfolio Management)

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 August 2017

How business architecture helps with analysis, rationalization and decision-making Keeping with our theme of business architecture in action, this post focuses on how business architecture helps with analysis, rationalization and decision-making related to project investments (a.k.a. project portfolio management) and system applications (a.k.a application rationalization and application portfolio management). We’re going to blend a couple […]

Business Architecture In Action For Business Transformation

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Enables Enterprise-Level Change Initiatives)

By Whynde Kuehn | 7 August 2017

We’re starting a new series focusing on business architecture in action for common business scenarios, where we try to answer that “so what?” question that people like to ask about business architecture. This post focuses on the significant role that business architecture plays in making business transformation a reality. (And by “business transformation” we mean the […]

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 […]

An All-Star Cast

(a.k.a. Building a Business Architecture Team – Take 1)

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 July 2017

Okay, thanks to Post No. 6 we know all about business architects. Now let’s talk about how we assemble them into an all-star cast to make magic. First, who should we put on the business architecture team? There are a lot of things to consider, but here are three biggies as you think about your […]

The Artist In You

(a.k.a. The Journey of a Business Architect)

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 June 2017

Hey, business architects, you’re the stars of this post. You transform our organizations, make them run better and even design new ones. Here’s to you. So what does a business architect do anyway? There are three focus areas of the business architect role in any organization: Applying business architecture to various scenarios (a.k.a. “architecting”) Building […]

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