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November 19, 2018
In this installment of StraightTalk, we will explore an often overlooked bestie of business architecture: innovation. These two disciplines can and should team up to enable an organization to fully benefit from its innovation activities.
November 5, 2018
The second and final in the series, this installment of StraightTalk further explores the big, scary and loaded concept of business architecture governance. It looks at how to implement the governance concepts we discussed previously.
October 15, 2018
In this installment of StraightTalk, we are taking on a big, scary and loaded concept: business architecture governance. The topic is both filled with confusion and lack of information. This is due in part to the relative newness of the business architecture discipline and the current maturity level of most organizations, as well as some of the history inherited from enterprise architecture governance. This is first of two installments on the topic.
October 1, 2018
In this installment of StraightTalk, we will explore another important topic to making a business architecture practice successful: business politecture. Yep, that is business architecture + politics = business politecture.
September 17, 2018
This installment of StraightTalk is a follow-on from our previous post on what makes a great business architect. Let’s get actionable on what we talked about last time.
September 3, 2018
What makes a “great” business architect is a topic of much curiosity and debate. So this installment of StraightTalk is about you, business architect, and what makes you tick.
August 20, 2018
In this installment, we will straight talk on one of everyone’s favorite topics: how to socialize and build buy-in for business architecture within an organization. Yep, we’re talking about business architecture + marketing = business marketecture. And sometimes we need a lot of it.
August 6, 2018
In this installment, we will be StraightTalkin’ about how to get creative with some tricky business architecture resource challenges. If you’re working on an established business architecture team, this might be just-in-time advice you need. If you are part of a new business architecture practice, you’ll have these ideas in your back pocket in case you need them in the future.
July 16, 2018
This installment of StraightTalk focuses on how to deal with legacy business architecture challenges (a.k.a. you realize the business architecture knowledgebase you built is not quite right). This is a common situation for business architecture teams which have been at this for awhile—though there are important lessons to heed here for new teams as well.
July 2, 2018
This post will focus on how to deal with strategy challenges. While there are many common challenges in this space, since we are StraighTalkin’ here, we’ll just lay out some of biggies and then get right to the point on how to deal.
June 18, 2018
In this installment of StraightTalk, we cover the second half of the questions and answers (#11-#20) to our top 20 FABAQ (Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions), which help you understand and help you help others understand the importance and value of business architecture.
June 8, 2018
We’re starting this promising new year with a look at where we’re at with business architecture and where we’re going in the future to inspire those New Year’s resolutions.