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The Value Mindset: Demystifying the Business Architecture Value Stream

This installment of StraightTalk demystifies what a business architecture value stream is and is not, and breaks it all down StraightTalk-style.
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Settle Claim Value Stream – Origami Style

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An Overview of Business Architecture Value Streams

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Digital Transformation in the Time of COVID: What We Can Learn?

This article reflects on what we have achieved and what we have learned during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how organizations can build upon this momentum for the deeper transformation needed to truly become a digital enterprise.
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Breaking Down Business Architecture: 5 Things to Know

This ​​​​​​​article lays out the top five foundational things you need to know about business architecture.
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Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance: Crucial Business Architecture Topics for Bridge Building

There are topics that can make us scratch our business architecture heads. This installment of StraightTalk explores a few of them with the intent of creating clarity and understanding so that we can come together and move forward.
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Business Object-Based Capabilities Reveal New Insights

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The Silver Lining – How Business Architecture Informs Cloud Decision-Making

This installment of StraightTalk explores how business architecture can be leveraged to provide the critical business context to inform decision-making around cloud strategy and migration.
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How Business Architecture Informs Cloud Decision Making

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Crystal Clear – How To Translate Strategy With Business Architecture

This installment of StraightTalk explores how business architecture can be leveraged to translate strategy into initiatives, including the how-to and the benefits.
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Four Benefits of Translating Strategy Into Initiatives Using Business Architecture

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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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