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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.

Good to Great: How to Become a Great Business Architect

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 September 2018

This installment of StraightTalk is a follow-on from our previous post on what makes a great business architect. Let’s get actionable on what we talked about last time. You had me at “business architect,” so how do I become a great one? Here are some of the most important things you can learn to become […]

In Search of Greatness: How to Find or Be a Great Business Architect

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 September 2018

What makes a “great” business architect is a topic of much curiosity and debate. So this installment of StraightTalk is about you, business architect, and what makes you tick. P.S. Check out Post No. 6 for some background on what business architects do. First, born or made? Great business architects are probably more “made” through […]

An All-Star Cast

(a.k.a. Building a Business Architecture Team – Take 1)

By Whynde Kuehn | 3 July 2017

Okay, thanks to Post No. 6 we know all about business architects. Now let’s talk about how we assemble them into an all-star cast to make magic. First, who should we put on the business architecture team? There are a lot of things to consider, but here are three biggies as you think about your […]

The Artist In You

(a.k.a. The Journey of a Business Architect)

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 June 2017

Hey, business architects, you’re the stars of this post. You transform our organizations, make them run better and even design new ones. Here’s to you. So what does a business architect do anyway? There are three focus areas of the business architect role in any organization: Applying business architecture to various scenarios (a.k.a. “architecting”) Building […]