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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.

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 […]

Business Architecture In Action For Risk and Compliance Management — How Business Architecture Helps Organizations Identify and React to Risk and Compliance Challenges

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 April 2018

Here in StraightTalk Post No. 25, we’re going to take another look at business architecture in action—this time to help organizations manage risk and compliance. You’re about to have some new fans of business architecture, like your friends in legal, compliance, risk management and audit. Good friends to have. What’s the problem? Here are a […]

Business Architecture In Action For Product Management — How Business Architecture Enables Better Product Investment, Planning and Solutions

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 March 2018

Here in StraightTalk Post No. 24, we’re going back to focusing on that “so what?” question about business architecture. We’ll take a look at the discipline in action for common business scenarios, this time with a focus on product management. What’s the problem? There can be a number of challenges related to product management across […]

Architect the World, Part 2 — Business Architecture For Non-Profit Organizations

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 December 2017

In our last post, we looked at using business architecture for startups and small businesses. In the generous spirit of the holidays, StraightTalk Post No. 18 looks at using business architecture within the context of non-profit organizations. Does business architecture apply to non-profit organizations? As you remember from Post No. 17, business architecture is beneficial […]

Architect the World, Part 1 — Business Architecture For Startups & Small Business

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 December 2017

We loved our guest star series and we’re feeling smarter already. Now we’re switching gears for a couple posts to look at business architecture within some different contexts. Here in StraightTalk post. No. 17, we’re going to look at using business architecture for startups and small businesses.* Let’s go. * What’s the diff? A startup […]

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