The Architectural Thinking Framework® has the goal to ensure that all the solutions of an organization fit together in order to balance its dimensions
– Outward facing: Customer value-focused, including specific Viewpoints (Capability Vision, Project–including Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution–and Deployment);
– Inward-facing: HR, Finance, Accounting, including specific Viewpoints (Strategy, Governance, Operations, Data and Information, Infrastructure, and Solution application development);
– Addresses enterprise life cycle phases (i.e., Establishment, Operations, Mergers, Dissolution); and
in a way that maximizes the overall value from an enterprise-wide viewpoint in the short, medium and the long terms.
The Architectural Thinking Framework®
- Follows three (3) values
- Consists of four (4) parts
- Applicable on three (3) levels of architecture abstraction: (i) Executive, (ii) Segment and (iii) Solution; and
- Qualifies as an architectural framework by complying with IEEE 42010 (i.e., defined views–each within a viewpoint addressing a set of stakeholder concerns–each with a delineated set of ontological types of Things and tuples between those things).
Architectural Thinking is a discipline. Here it is a content-oriented framework defining artifacts and their relations established by Viewpoints. The Architectural Thinking Framework® enables consistent, connected, company-wide structures that ensure traceability from business vision to technology implementation. It is lean enough for Agile but works as well with classical project management methods.
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