Quality Assurance and Testing
If your organization is in any of these situations, then the software architecture discipline has the potential to add much value.
- It is not clear the path to take with a specific solution. Evolve, divest, or change?
- It is not clear the design of the future technology platform of the organization that defines a way for all changes and projects to be translated into an orchestrated improvement.
- There is no knowledge of a platform area, making its control and evolution complex and expensive.
- There is not a reference architecture to follow for new solutions.
- There is no technology standards that establish guidelines for the construction and maintenance teams responsible for development, integration, etc.
- There is no clear and formal mechanisms of prioritization of the business needs.
- You want to implement an architecture area, but there is no clarity in its operational processes, and how these integrate with the rest of the organization.
Technology platforms should assist organizations in achieving three main objectives: agility, access to information and innovation.
To achieve these three objectives it is necessary to be aware of the current reality and have a clear evolution path that leads to act in response to business needs, to improve the current situation and the application of new technologies and trends.
Architecture is key to achieving these objectives and can work on different approaches:
Create practices in the organization to effectively govern the evolution of the technology platform , enhancing and preserving the knowledge and controlling the large number of changes and needs. It works parallel edges of information, business and technology while establishing an interactive evolution cycle of the current architecture to the target architecture.
Layer of the specific technology solutions, where the necessary technology solutions are designed for the organization.