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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.

A Win-Win Situation: How to Get Some Business Architecture Quick Wins

By Whynde Kuehn | 22 July 2019

Some of the most common questions – and challenges – for business architecture teams is Where do we start? and How do we get some quick wins? Wins can help to demonstrate the value of business architecture, which is often essential for socialization and achieving buy-in from the organization. Explaining the value of business architecture […]

Decisions, Decisions: How Business Architecture Facilitates Better Decision-Making

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 July 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we’ll take another look at business architecture in action. This time, we’ll focus on how it can be used as a framework for better decision-making. The intention here is to give you some examples of how you can use business architecture to support different types of decision-making within your organization. […]

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. […]

How to Deal With Strategy Challenges: Bad Strategy, Non-Strategy, No Strategy

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 July 2018

Our next few posts will focus on some more advanced situations that we business architects often run into. We call this the “how to deal” series. If you are in the throes of a maturing a business architecture practice, these posts might be right on cue to remind you that you’re not crazy and give […]

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