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|Challenge: If you asked an architect to design a solution on the back of a napkin - I bet they would. If you asked them to tell you how they do architecture and write that on the back of a napkin - I bet they couldn't.|
Architecture is an emerging art and science focused on maximizing the value of technology assets to the current needs of the business. It means designing with a clear business purpose in mind, but also designing with clear process in mind.
Web Age Solutions developed the Toolbox™ as a way of assessing how architects are doing what they do. It assumes that your company has lots of tools that it uses for this task today, but it may be making a lot of assumptions that lead to inconsistencies in execution. The toolbox is about assessing Architecture maturity, but it is also about enabling an organization to more rapidly adopt the parts of TOGAF or Agile or other frameworks that would help boost performance.
It is useful for companies and individuals to frame their own approach to architecture while they develop and refine a more complete approach for the entire architecture organization.
Architecture is typically created in an ad-hoc fashion with each team and in some cases each practitioner approaching architecture in a unique fashion. The architecture toolbox is all about driving consistency in defining three things:
The usage of the toolbox by individuals and organizations is closely linked to the concept of Architecture Maturity (and the corresponding Meta-Architecture Maturity Model™). Often the toolbox is used as a frame of reference to discuss one or more aspects of an individual's, team's, or organization's architecture maturity.
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