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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.

The Unexpected, Part 1: Response – Leveraging Business Architecture to Respond to the Unexpected

By Whynde Kuehn | 6 April 2020

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming. We are postponing our originally planned post to bring you this breaking series. We strive to keep StraightTalk relevant, timely, cutting edge and engaging. In light of the rapidly developing coronavirus pandemic, we believe a focus on leveraging business architecture to help organizations navigate the unexpected is highly valuable […]

Taking Initiative: How to Leverage Business Architecture for Initiative Planning

By Whynde Kuehn | 2 March 2020

Leveraging business architecture for prioritizing, scoping, shaping, sequencing, informing and rationalizing initiatives is one of the most common – and powerful – uses of business architecture. Smart initiative planning is critical to effective strategy execution, and leveraging business architecture for it inherently shifts mindsets in new ways that consider the bigger picture for the enterprise […]

A Pathway To The Future For All: How Business Architecture Can Help Us Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 February 2020

This post explores another angle to using business architecture for good. In previous StraightTalk posts, we’ve discussed how business architecture can be used directly – where business architects leverage business architecture and other techniques to help organizations and initiatives that are doing good to be more successful, such as non-profits, social enterprises and social initiatives. […]

Mind The Gap: How Business Architecture Breaks Down and Bridges Silos

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 January 2020

What is business architecture good for? Perhaps many things come to your mind. It’s a great connector for building a common language. It’s a comprehensive business lens for making decisions. It’s a bridge for effectively executing strategy. And much more. These unique strengths make business architecture a powerful silo-buster. At the end of the day, […]

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 […]