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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.

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

By Whynde Kuehn | 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 […]

The Business Architect Imperative: Showing Up With Wow

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 November 2019

Business architecture and the business architect role continue to expand and mature across the globe. There has also been a shift in the way we practice the discipline. Collectively, we are increasingly business-focused, value-oriented and strategically-minded. That means putting the business in business architecture first and remembering that things — like building the architecture knowledgebase […]

The Enterprise Advocate: How Business Architecture Brings Clarity to Customers and Products

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 November 2019

Business architects are advocates. For who? For the enterprise. In the daily busyness of strategizing, transforming, implementing new technologies, adapting to new methods, continuously improving, making sure to stay compliant — and of course delivering for customers — it is easy to get very focused on our initiatives, our products, our business units, our pressures, […]

Semper Paratus (Always Ready): Digital Readiness and How Business Architecture Can Accelerate Preparedness

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 October 2019

Digital transformation. Digital strategy.  Digital economy. Digital technology. Everything digital. But what does it really mean and how do we get ready for such a thing? Can we ever be ready? This installment of StraightTalk explores the topic of digital readiness: what it is, how we measure it, how we get there – and how […]

Envisioning The Future Organization: How Business Architecture Can Help Organizations To Become A Cognitive Enterprise

By Whynde Kuehn | 7 October 2019

Going digital: It’s on everyone’s mind. And business architecture can help. So, in this installment of StraightTalk, we’ll explore the concept of a cognitive enterprise: what it means, a vision of what can be, how to get there, and the important role business architecture plays to make it real. And we brought in a guest […]