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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 11. Representational Languages for Business Architecture

Language is a critical part of all our communications. But unless we agree to a set of symbols, structures, and meanings, we simply cannot understand each other; we cannot effectively communicate. This is equally true when it comes to business architecture models. The models you create will be large, complex, information-rich artifacts. If it is not created using consistent language, no matter how accurate your model is, it will be useless as a means of communicating your vision of a future state for the business.

It is extraordinarily frustrating to be handed a document or diagram that has symbols you can recognize but the usage of those symbols doesn’t match any structure you understand. ...

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