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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.

Evolving the Organizational DNA, Part 1: How Business Architecture Can Enable Organizational Sustainability

By Whynde Kuehn | 19 August 2019

This installment of StraightTalk is the first in a series that focuses on how business architecture can be used to catalyze, embed and enforce key sustainability, legal and ethical considerations into an organization’s DNA. Using business architecture in this way truly unlocks its value and power. First up in our series: how business architecture can […]

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 […]

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 Strategy Execution Metanoia

(a.k.a. Translating Strategy Into Action With Business Architecture)

By Whynde Kuehn | 1 May 2017

“Houston, we have a problem.” “Uh, this is Houston. Uh, say again please.” We have a strategy execution problem. Remember that whole deal in Post No. 2 about how constant change is the new normal as customer expectations increase and the external environment evolves at an escalating pace? That means the ability for organizations to […]

Start With Why

By Whynde Kuehn | 17 April 2017

Why should we do business architecture? Good one. That’s the million-dollar question. Simon Sinek says, “Start With Why.” A big part of the answer is not just why business architecture is so important, but why it is so important now, so we’ll start there. A lot of people wonder how business architecture can be so […]