Database Short Answer Questions

I have an assignment with 3 parts to answer in database management. Just short brief answers required. It isn't graded, just a discussion.

1) Do you think that entity-relationship diagrams are an efficient means of communication? How can you present them in order to facilitate their use with subject matter experts (SMEs)?

2) How do you ensure that SMEs and data modelers understand each other?

3) How do you facilitate communication amoung members of a modeling/design team (such teams should be made up of technical personnel and SMEs)?