Overviews & FABAQs

Consultants Saying Things About Business Architecture

In this episode, the Consultants Saying Things cast (Chris Lockhart, Phil Yanov, Oliver Cronk, and Whynde Kuehn), unpack business architecture including:
- What the heck IS Business Architecture anyway?
- How is it practiced? What are the methods and frameworks?
- What benefits does it provide? Who in the company should care?
- What are good examples of Business Architecture practice? What are bad ones?
- How does Business Architecture relate to Enterprise Architecture?
- How can you, yes YOU, get started in Business Architecture either as an employee in a company or as a consultant?
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Business Architecture Straight Talk: 100 Insights to Guide the Journey

Download the PDF containing a compilation of 100 short insights to guide our business architecture journey.
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Strategy To Execution & Related Team Involvement

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Leveraging Business Architecture to Translate Strategy Into Action (graphic recording version)

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The Business Architecture Team

This essential white paper provides practical guidance and useful best practices to successfully establish a business architecture team within an organization. The work is based on more than a decade and a half of firsthand experience with business architecture teams around the world, as well as work with various industry bodies and thought leaders. This comprehensive guide addresses top questions business architecture leaders and practitioners typically ask, and provides the necessary guidance for a successful business architecture journey. Original Publish Date: 30 November 2017

The Strategy Execution Metanoia: A New Approach for Translating Strategy Into Action With Business Architecture

In today’s highly competitive business environment where constant change is the new normal, the imperative for unified business direction has never been more important. Yet all-too-many enterprises have siloed business practices. These isolated business units, product lines, or other organizational constructs hamstring strategic execution that in turn leads to sub-optimal customer experiences, expensive redundancy, increased time to market and reduced competitiveness. What if strategy execution were approached from an enterprise perspective instead of in silos? This essential white paper explores business architecture as a means to integrated business direction that is collectively architected, prioritized and planned from a business-driven, top-down approach. Original Publish Date: 30 April 2017

The Value of Business Architecture: New Mindset, New Results

The need for business architecture has never been greater than it is now. Most organizations have evolved to become tremendously complex structures, which are now colliding with a world where constant change is the new normal. This in-depth, essential white paper explores how business architecture is essential for simplifying organizations and enabling a more effective approach to executing business direction. Original Publish Date: 31 March 2017 Revised: 12 March 2018

The Business Architecture Practice: A Practical Approach to Establish and Mature Your Internal Practice

Designed for business architecture practice leaders and business architecture practitioners, this essential white paper provides a pragmatic perspective on how to establish and mature a business architecture practice. Original Publish Date: 21 February 2017

Business Architecture Redux: The Evolution of the Discipline

This article by Whynde Kuehn provides five key takeaways that summarize the most recent thinking and practice around the business architecture discipline.

The Evolution of Business Architecture and the Opportunity For Enterprise Architecture

In her article, featured within the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal (EAPJ) Volume VII July 2023, Whynde Kuehn describes the recent advancements and strategic positioning of business architecture, and the opportunities this provides for the entire enterprise architecture discipline.