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.

Being on the SAFe Side: How Business Architecture and Agile Fit Together

This installment gives the straight talk on what all of this agile stuff means and how business architecture can help.
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The Canvas Awaits — How Business Models and Business Architecture Fit Together

Get ready for some StraightTalk on a topic we all love: business models. In this installment, we talk about what they are and how they are BFF (Best Friends Forever) with business architecture.
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Business Architecture In Action For Risk and Compliance Management — How Business Architecture Helps Organizations Identify and React to Risk and Compliance Challenges

In this installment of StraightTalk, we take another look at business architecture in action—this time to help organizations manage risk and compliance.
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Business Architecture In Action For Product Management — How Business Architecture Enables Better Product Investment, Planning and Solutions

In this installment of StraightTalk, we take a look at business architecture in action for common business scenarios, this time with a focus on product management.
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Speedy Business Architecture, Part 2 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Tools

In this installment of StraightTalk, we talk about how we can leverage tools for accelerating the development of a business architecture knowledgebase.
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Speedy Business Architecture, Part 1 — Accelerating Business Architecture Development With Reference Models

We know that the business architecture knowledgebase is fundamental to the enterprise insights, analysis and ways of designing that are unique only to architecture. But how do we build our knowledgebase fast—especially if we’re just starting our business architecture practice? In this installment of StraightTalk, we talk about how we can leverage reference models to accelerate the development of a business architecture knowledgebase, so here goes.
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By The Numbers: How To Measure Business Architecture Success

In this installment of StraightTalk, we talk about one of those million dollar questions: how to measure business architecture success.
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Charting The Course: Maturity-Driven Business Architecture Practice Planning

In this installment of StraightTalk, we talk about how to assess the maturity of your practice and plan for its advancement.
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Architect the World, Part 2 — Business Architecture For Non-Profit Organizations

In the generous spirit of the holidays, this installment of StraightTalk looks at using business architecture within the context of non-profit organizations.
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Architect the World, Part 1 — Business Architecture For Startups & Small Business

In this installment of StraightTalk, we’re going to look at using business architecture for startups and small businesses. Let’s go.
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Left Brain Meet Right Brain—The Connection Between Business Architecture and Customer Experience

Get ready for a great StraightTalk installment. In this installment, we explore a topic that everyone wants to know about in this age of organizational transformation — customer experience.
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BFF: Business Architecture + IT Architecture, Part 2 — How Business Architecture Drives IT Architecture Alignment and Transformation

This post is the second one in our two-part series exploring how business architecture and IT architecture really are BFF (Best Friends Forever).
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