Here’s an example of an Application Architecture view that will actually be of value to a variety of audiences. It features the different levels of a “top-to-bottom” solution along the lines of the EA framework that I shared in earlier blogs. At the top the users and roleplayers are shown as well as the channels they use to interact with the solution. On the next layer the business processes are shown that happen to be automated by this solution. The next level down shows the components or application “services” that make up the solution and the bottom ones show the infrastructure services and hardware that support the solution.