The Business Architecture Toolbox

Published

December 9, 2020

Updated

June 29, 2021

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Summary
A compilation of complementary tools, techniques and resources valuable for the practice of business architecture – sourced from you, the global business architecture community!

The following tools, techniques and resources complement the practice of business architecture and were sourced from the global business architecture community.  While not mentioned, the Office suite is a cornerstone of the business architecture toolbox as well. (Note: Business architecture knowledgebase software tools are not included. Business architecture models, maps and artifacts are also not listed as they are covered extensively in other material.)

Visualizations

Diagram Creation Tools

  • Microsoft Visio (diagram creation)
  • Diagrammer (downloadable diagram templates)
  • Adobe Color (color wheel for image creation)

Images and Icons

Mindmapping and Other Visuals

Business Analytics and Data Visualization

Visualization Techniques

  • Visual note-taking
  • Visual facilitation
  • Graphic recording

Storytelling

Whiteboard Videos

Canvases and Templates

Roadmaps

Collaboration

Interactive Surveys

Collaboration and Diagramming

General Collaboration

  • Teams
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Loom (video messaging of screen, cam or both)

Modeling

Technology

  • Remarkable Tablet (digital notebook)

 

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