EAM Soft Skills

Foundation Course: EA Communication (Level 1)

Communication is a main challenge in the daily work of an architect. Architecture entails a certain degree of abstraction that is to be grounded and appropriately exemplified for successful communication. In addition, architects usually face different stakeholders that require to be addressed individually. The communication skills of the architects thus play a success critical role. 

In our foundation course on EA communication you benefit from a discussion of adequate communication instruments to help explain EA and related artifacts in an understandable, catchy and stakeholder-oriented way. Analogies, metaphors, storytelling and presentation / visualization play a key role here. The interactive character of this course - as a communication training "for architects among architects" - comes with fruitful discussions and possible exchange of experiences among peers. In specific, the course deals with the following subjects:

  • Methods for EA communication
  • Practice: use of analogies and metaphors to support EA communication (Exercise: "elevator pitch")
  • Practice: structure of presentations for effective communication of EA artifacts
  • Communication by appropriate visualization / design of presentation material

Advanced Course: EA Communication (Level 2)

Our advanced course on EA communication focuses on the practical training of an architect's presentation and moderation skills. Armed with techniques and methodical foundations you train the presentation of typical EA artifacts and act as a moderator in the context of a typical work situation of an architect. You can benefit from the dialog with and immediate feedback from your peers. In specific, the course thus deals with the following subjects:

  • Introduction into specific techniques for EA communication
  • Practice: presentation of a typical EA artifact
  • Practice: moderation of a typical work situation of an architect