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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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