STRAIGHT TALK — THE BLOG

Ecosystem Is The New Organization: How Business Architecture #Capabilities and #ValueStreams Can Connect Everything

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 June 2019

Yellow is the new black. 40 is the new 20. Ecosystem is the new organization. Remember all that business over the last two installments about business objects as the glue for business architecture (Post. No. 52) and the importance of creating capability maps in the same way (Post No. 51)? This is where it becomes […]

Putting the Pieces Together: Business Objects As The Glue For A Business Architecture

By Whynde Kuehn | 20 May 2019

In this installment of StraightTalk, we return to the idea of business objects, and the important role they play throughout an organization’s business architecture – and why it matters. We will do some serious condensing here of the BIZBOK® Guide to help you put the pieces together and understand how it all works. Why? Well, […]

What’s In A Word: How to Create a Capability Map That Unlocks New Value

By Whynde Kuehn | 6 May 2019

Before we get into some more fancy stuff, we need to have a solid foundation to build upon, so we return to our business architecture bedrock: capabilities. This StraightTalk installment shines a light on the realities of capability mapping and helps us to interpret some key concepts in the BIZBOK® Guide in an effort to […]

Living The Dream: How to Integrate Business Architecture With Strategy Execution

By Whynde Kuehn | 15 April 2019

This marks the 50th installment of StraightTalk, and we’re returning to our roots. Waaay back in Post No. 3, we introduced a new vision for strategy execution and explored how business architecture could help to enable it. We called it the Strategy Execution Metanoia, because a metanoia is a transformational moment – when you see […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Dos and Don’ts For Establishing a Business Architecture Practice

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 April 2019

This installment gives you the straight talk on some serious dos and don’ts for establishing a business architecture practice within an organization. We’ll ground our conversation by reflecting on a fundamental concept of the business architecture discipline — often misunderstood — that will assist in guiding you and help you to stay on the right […]