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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.

Seeing Is Believing, Part 1 – How Business Architecture Practices Can Leverage Presentation Design for Greater Success

Guest starring: James Jones

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 February 2019

Welcome to Part 1 of 3 within our visual and storytelling StraightTalk series. We are excited for these posts because we think they are fresh, fun and most importantly—highly relevant to business architecture. When we think about our business architecture practices, or even our competencies as business architects, we often focus on developing and using […]

The Stars Are Aligning: Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture Framework Alignment

Guest starring: Bryan Lail and Steve DuPont

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 February 2019

StraightTalk focuses on business architecture, but we know that our discipline is part of a larger entity — the enterprise architecture (EA) umbrella (see Posts No. 14 and No. 15). As a result, a strong partnership among every one of the architecture disciplines is critical for all of our success — and for the success […]

The Business Architecture Summit: A Vision For Business Architecture Practice Maturity and How To Get There

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 January 2019

Having a clear vision of what we are working towards is essential to guide and inspire any journey, so in this installment of StraightTalk, we explore a concept for what it means to be a mature business architecture practice, and how to get there. In other words, if we climb this business architecture mountain, what’s […]

The Future is Distributed and Decentralized: How Business Architecture Helps Organizations Leverage Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

Guest starring: Josué Batista

By Whynde Kuehn | 7 January 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we explore another topic relevant to our digital future: blockchain and distributed ledger technology. We spoke with business and technology strategist, Josué Batista, who gives us the straight talk on how business architecture can help organizations to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technology for value. This post is based on […]

From Alpha to Zero: How Business Architecture Helps Organizations Leverage Artificial Intelligence

Guest starring: Raj Ramesh

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 December 2018

Business architecture is front and center to helping organizations prepare for a digital future. In this installment of StraightTalk, we spoke with Dr. Raj Ramesh, who gives us the straight talk on how business architecture can help organizations to harness this artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. This post is based on our recent interview with him. […]