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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
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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
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7 Practices of Successful Business Architecture Teams — How to Succeed With Business Architecture: Wisdom from Practice Leaders

How does an organization really succeed with business architecture? In this epic installment of StraightTalk, we explore that question with nine different business architecture practice leaders from around the word. They each give the straight talk on how to position business architecture, how to deliver real business value and outcomes with it, how to gain buy-in and shift mindsets, and how to start and grow an internal practice within an organization. This installment is based on a very special 3-part podcast series, which contains individual interviews with each one of them.
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Part 3 of 3 – How To Succeed With Business Architecture: Wisdom From Business Architecture Practice Leaders

Whynde Kuehn discusses how to succeed in business architecture with her guests — business architecture practice leaders — Jake Walker, Amélie Régimbal, and Alex Randell.
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Part 1 of 3 – How To Succeed With Business Architecture: Wisdom From Business Architecture Practice Leaders

Whynde Kuehn discusses how to succeed in business architecture with her guests — business architecture practice leaders — Theresa Fannin, Grant Ecker, and Chris Jarvis.
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Part 2 of 3 – How To Succeed With Business Architecture: Wisdom From Business Architecture Practice Leaders

Whynde Kuehn discusses how to succeed in business architecture with her guests — business architecture practice leaders — Coen de Bruijn, Linda Finley, and Steven Scott.
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Bridging Silos With Business Architecture

Business architecture is many different things, capable of delivering many different value propositions to an organization. It is a shared enterprise business language and mental model; a macro business lens for analyzing investments, risks, opportunities, and more; a key component of end-to-end strategy execution; and an important mechanism to bridge and break down silos. Certainly, silos can be necessary for organizations to operate; however, silos can be detrimental to an organization’s success. This article explores the challenges with organizational silos and how business architecture is uniquely qualified to address them.
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Business Architecture: Key Enabler for Strategy Execution Redux

This article explores opportunities for strategy execution, the role of business architecture and the resulting benefits, collaboration with other teams, and some steps we can take to move into action.
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Comparative table showing building versus using business architecture

Comparing Building Vs. Using Business Architecture

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Diagram showing the sources of change in an organization

Sources of Change Within The Organization

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