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.

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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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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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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Business Models Through the Business Architecture Looking Glass – Creating and Using Business Models from a Business Architecture Perspective

This installment of StraightTalk is a business architecture take on business models, which explores what it means to leverage business models using a business architecture mindset as well as the role and value of business architects in creating and using business models.
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The FABAQ Redux, Part 3 – FAQs on the Business Architecture Practice and Role

Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions (FABAQ) are all about providing answers to the burning questions about business architecture. This installment focuses on questions related the business architecture practice and role.
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The FABAQ Redux, Part 2 – FAQs on Business Architecture Knowledgebase Plus Alignment

Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions (FABAQ) are all about providing answers to the burning questions about business architecture. This installment focuses on questions related the business architecture knowledgebase and alignment with other disciplines.
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The FABAQ Redux, Part 1 – FAQs on Business Architecture And Strategy Plus Usage Scenarios

Frequently Asked Business Architecture Questions (FABAQ) are all about providing answers to the burning questions about business architecture. We've amassed a lot of new inquires from many quarters as the discipline continues to evolve and the practice expands worldwide. Dive in!
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The Unexpected Part 4: Expect the Unexpected — How Business Architecture Can Help to Build Resilient and Adaptable Organizations

This is the fourth and final installment of a multi-part StraightTalk series on how business architecture can help organizations prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience for the unexpected.
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The Unexpected, Part 3: Recovery — Leveraging Business Architecture To Recover From The Unexpected

This is the third installment of a multi-part StraightTalk series on how business architecture can help organizations prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience for the unexpected. The unexpected may include an incident caused by an organization (e.g., an accident or data breach) or one that has happened to it (e.g., a natural disaster). This installment focuses on recovery.
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The Unexpected, Part 2: Preparation — Leveraging Business Architecture to Prepare for the Unexpected

This is the second installment of a multi-part StraightTalk series on how business architecture can help an organization prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience for the unexpected. The unexpected may include an incident caused by an organization (e.g., an accident or data breach) or one that has happened to it (e.g., a natural disaster). This installment is focused on preparedness.
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The Unexpected, Part 1: Response – Leveraging Business Architecture to Respond to the Unexpected

This installment of StraightTalk kicks off a series on how business architecture can help an organization prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience for the unexpected. It's focus is on enabling response to a major incident.
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The Secret: What Business Architecture Is Really About and Why It Can Be So Hard

What is business architecture really about? And why can it be so hard for others to understand its value and see what business architects see? This installment of StraightTalk aims to provide some context for what happens to many of us on a daily basis and why. The ideas shared here are just a start and should be considered as the beginning of a conversation for us to come together around messaging and a movement that can help fuel the adoption of business architecture.
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