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The Secret: What Business Architecture Is Really About and Why It Can Be So Hard

By Whynde Kuehn | 16 March 2020

What is business architecture really about? And why can it be so hard for others to understand its value and see what business architects see? Some of you know The Secret. Some of you think you do not know The Secret, but you actually do. Some of you will learn it now. This installment of […]

Taking Initiative: How to Leverage Business Architecture for Initiative Planning

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 March 2020

Leveraging business architecture for prioritizing, scoping, shaping, sequencing, informing and rationalizing initiatives is one of the most common – and powerful – uses of business architecture. Smart initiative planning is critical to effective strategy execution, and leveraging business architecture for it inherently shifts mindsets in new ways that consider the bigger picture for the enterprise […]