Integration Points define interfaces between processes of the company and the contents of the Architectural Thinking Framework®. They are there to keep Architectural Thinking out of discussions around (Agile) development- and other processes. It does not matter how surrounding processes create integration artifacts, it just matters that they are created according to the templates defined in the Architectural Thinking Framework®.
Integration artifacts can be passed in two directions: (i) they can be produced by an external process and needed as a prerequisite in Architectural Thinking, or (ii) can be held in the model of Architectural Thinking and be a mandatory input for a process.
In the current draft, the Architectural Thinking Framework® defines Integration Points for the following processes: