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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.

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 […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 December 2017

Subscribe > 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 […]

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 December 2017

Subscribe > 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? […]

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 […]