We Are Family

5 June 2017

Remember way back to StraightTalk Post No. 1 when we talked about what business architecture is and a whole bunch about what it is not? That’s because business architecture has a lot of friends that it needs to work within an organization’s ecosystem. Okay, what’s this all about? The bottom line is that to be […]

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We Are The World: A Global Snapshot of Business Architecture Today and Trending

2 December 2019

As we’re nearing the end of another trip around the sun, it’s a good time to reflect on our global business architecture community, the discipline and to look forward and dream. Here’s some food for thought as you do your own reflections, both individually as well as perhaps with your internal business architecture team and […]

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Being Disruptive: The Connection Between Business Architecture and Innovation

19 November 2018

In this installment of StraightTalk, we will explore an often overlooked bestie of business architecture: innovation. These two disciplines can and should team up to enable an organization to fully benefit from its innovation activities. Doesn’t business architecture get in the way of innovation and slow it down? No. The idea that business architecture and […]

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Living The Dream: How to Integrate Business Architecture With Strategy Execution

15 April 2019

This marks the 50th installment of StraightTalk, and we’re returning to our roots. Waaay back in Post No. 3, we introduced a new vision for strategy execution and explored how business architecture could help to enable it. We called it the Strategy Execution Metanoia, because a metanoia is a transformational moment – when you see […]

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The Unexpected Part 4: Expect the Unexpected — How Business Architecture Can Help to Build Resilient and Adaptable Organizations

18 May 2020

This is the fourth and final installment of a multi-part StraightTalk series on how business architecture can help organizations prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience for the unexpected. We’ve covered incident preparation, response, and recovery,* so now we will turn our focus to resilience. *Here’s a handy diagram that summarizes everything we’ve […]

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