Business architecture always adapt to your audience - 4 tips
Always make a point to understand your audience, audience analysis involves identifying the audience and adapting a speech to their interests, level of understanding, attitudes, and beliefs. Taking an audience-centered approach is important because your material effectiveness will be improved if the deliverable is created and delivered in an appropriate manner.
I have seen many times technical people speaking to the business and not talking at the right level and emphasizing technical information like security, protocols and interfaces. An example application A will push the actuals to application B (good) instead of saying Application A attributes are connecting to table AR_Actuals and the trigger releases the information into Application B table GL_Open_balances.
Depending on your audience adapt your architecture diagrams accordingly.
In my view, here is a sample architecture of a business architecture diagram that will connect with business savvy people to initiate architecture discussions. here are my tips:
- A Business Architecture must be process centric
- Be able to apply enterprise-wide architecture and process-level models and techniques that are aligned to your roadmap
- Develop a measurable architecture for planning, budgeting, organization design, compliance, human change management, and the introduction of breakthrough technologies
- Be able to use an architecture model to accelerate capability change projects and model development
Do you have any favorite tips or would like to share your experience on this topic?