StraightTalk

StraightTalk is a professional business blog on a mission to explain business architecture, end-to-end, with the goal of helping to advance the discipline globally through shared knowledge. It's like your personal guide through the world of business architecture — delivered twice monthly.

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Outside-In, Inside-Out: How Customer Experience Design and Business Architecture Work Together

This installment of StraightTalk focuses on the topic of customer experience design and explores what it is, why it is important, and how it fits hand-in-hand with business architecture.
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The Wisdom of Bridges: How Business Architecture and Operating Models Fit Together

This installment of StraightTalk explores what an operating model is and how it works with an organization’s business architecture.
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Business Architecture and the Strategy Journey: Practicing the Art of Business Architecture and Its Role Within the Strategy Journey

In this installment of StraightTalk, we highlight 10 powerful takeaways from a conversation with Julie Choo, author of THE STRATEGY JOURNEY book, creator of THE STRATEGY JOURNEY Framework, and founder of the Stratability Academy, on how to practice the art of business architecture and how the discipline fits within the broader context of the strategy journey.
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The Business Architecture Playbook: How to Build Your Business Architecture Methodology

As your business architecture team grows and as demand for your business architecture services increases, at some point you may want to seriously consider creating a business architecture playbook. While many teams are not even aware of what a business architecture playbook is, they often experience the challenges that can occur when one is lacking as the discipline scales within their organization.

This installment will break down the what, the why, and the how of building a business architecture playbook, in the usual StraightTalk style.
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Secrets of Socialization: How to Socialize and Build Adoption for Business Architecture

This installment of StraightTalk provides you with loads of practical tips, secrets, and hacks for business architecture socialization based on the collective wisdom of business architecture practitioners around the world.
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The Composable Business: Business Architecture as an Organization’s Common Business Components

What’s a composable business? Composable means modularity. This installment of StraightTalk describes why modularity is beneficial to organizations and how business architecture serves as THE common, reusable business components for an organization.
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Partners In Change: How Change Management and Business Architecture Work Together

This installment of StraightTalk explores the topic of organizational change management and how it works together with business architecture, guest starring Ken Williams.
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Brave New World: How Business Architecture Benefits BizOps

This installment of StraightTalk explores the topic of BizOps, how it relates to other approaches, and how business architecture can help. It is based upon the podcast with business architecture and enterprise architecture guru Mike Rosen.
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Decisions, Decisions — The Technology Edition: How Business Architecture Facilitates Better Technology-Related Decisions

Business architecture is an excellent framework for informing decisions of all kinds. In this installment of StraightTalk, we explore just a few ideas for how business architecture can be leveraged to inform technology-related decisions, including technology assessment, selection, design, planning and management.
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Demystifying An Organization: The Business Architecture Take on Organization Mapping

This installment of StraightTalk breaks down the concept of organization mapping through the business architecture lens. It provides a guided tour, including the intent of organization mapping and its technique.
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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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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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