Value of Business Architecture

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

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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

What is the Value of Business Architecture?

The global community speaks: what is the value of business architecture? Review this compilation of perspectives from leaders, change agents, and practitioners around the world on what they see as the value of the discipline to organizations.

Strategy to Reality in Five Key Takeaways

Architecture & Governance Magazine features Whynde Kuehn's book Strategy to Reality and overviews the book in five key takeaways.

Value of Business Architecture

Laura Brandenburg, a recognized global leader helping business analysts with their careers, interviews Whynde Kuehn on business architecture, the value of the business architect role in an organization, and what business analysts can do to pursue this as a career. See also the blog page at:

Strategy Execution: An Incomplete Component of Business Education

The MBA Roundtable and the Business Architecture Guild® developed a short survey designed to better understand how strategy execution is taught in business graduate programs.  This whitepaper by Dr. Brian Cameron and Whynde Kuehn discusses the findings and recommended next steps.

Making the Case for Business Architecture

One of the top challenges frequently cited by business architecture teams is building business architecture understanding and buy-in within their organizations. This compilation of resources can help you make the case for business architecture from different perspectives.
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Business Architecture Value Assessment Tool™

This assessment tool is used to evaluate the value of an organization's business architecture practice from two perspectives: the Internal Alignment of the team and the External Adoption by others in the organization. The assessment is based on proven global best practices and informed by insights from the Business Architect Strengths study. NOTE: The Business Architecture Value Assessment Tool is for internal use within your organization. Please do not distribute outside your organization.
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Business Architecture Practice Leader Series – Jake Walker (9 of 9)

Business architecture thought leader Whynde Kuehn interviews Jake Walker, head of the business architecture practice at T. Rowe Price, a leading global investment firm managing over 1.5 trillion USD in client assets. Whynde and Jake discuss the value of business architecture, its unique role in business transformation, and how to build a successful practice in the organization.