STRAIGHT TALK — THE BLOG

A Map of the World, Part 1

(a.k.a. Back to School: Mapping the Core Business Architecture Foundation)

By Whynde Kuehn | 18 September 2017

Okay, time to go back to business architecture school. Having our business architecture written down is at the heart of us being able to do cool stuff with it, so we better talk a little more about mapping it out. In No. 12 here, we’re going to talk about the “core” business architecture domains. That […]

Business Architecture In Action For Mergers & Acquisitions

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Helps Assess and Integrate Organizations During Mergers and Acquisitions)

By Whynde Kuehn | 4 September 2017

How business architecture helps to assess and integrate organizations during M&A. Here we go one more time looking at business architecture in action. This time we’re going to focus on how business architecture helps to assess and integrate organizations during mergers and acquisitions. Remind me what that is again. Simply stated, a merger is when two […]

Business Architecture In Action For Investment Decisions

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Facilitates Decision-Making for Project and Application Portfolio Management)

By Whynde Kuehn | 21 August 2017

How business architecture helps with analysis, rationalization and decision-making Keeping with our theme of business architecture in action, this post focuses on how business architecture helps with analysis, rationalization and decision-making related to project investments (a.k.a. project portfolio management) and system applications (a.k.a application rationalization and application portfolio management). We’re going to blend a couple […]

Business Architecture In Action For Business Transformation

(a.k.a. How Business Architecture Enables Enterprise-Level Change Initiatives)

By Whynde Kuehn | 7 August 2017

We’re starting a new series focusing on business architecture in action for common business scenarios, where we try to answer that “so what?” question that people like to ask about business architecture. This post focuses on the significant role that business architecture plays in making business transformation a reality. (And by “business transformation” we mean the […]

Organizing For Success

(a.k.a. Building a Business Architecture Team – Take 2)

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 July 2017

Post No. 8 is all about answering those burning questions around organizational structure and such. Here goes. First, where should the business architecture team report? Starting with the big one. For years now, there has been a trend of business architecture teams reporting to the business—and with success, for a number of reasons. So the […]