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Architecture Design

November 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Architecture Design

Architecture design requires deep understanding of requirements, options and decisions. In this LS we cover the relationship between them and the tools to best shape design.

Architecture Decisions

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Understanding and tracing decisions is a critical competency for architects and a core responsibility for architecture teams.

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Aggregator Pattern

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The Aggregator Pattern provides a way for a client to obtain combinations of data from each microservice of a microservice-based application. However it is not exactly the same as an API Gateway.

API Gateway Pattern

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The API Gateway Pattern provides a way for a client to obtain combinations of data from each microservice of a microservice-based application.

Ecosystem Map Canvas

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An ecosystem can be viewed from many different perspectives, and each organization will have its own set of interests in the ecosystem. Therefore, the model used for analyzing the ecosystem is flexible and can be used with different types of organizations, and different types of customers. The Ecosystem Map Canvas shows an ecosystem, rather like a universe of different parties organized around a particular Subject.​

Ecosystem Map

August 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Ecosystem Map

An ecosystem can be viewed from many different perspectives, and each organization will have its own set of interests in the ecosystem. Therefore, the model used for analyzing the ecosystem is flexible and can be used with different types of organizations, and different types of customers. The Ecosystem Map Canvas shows an ecosystem, rather like a universe of different parties organized around a particular Subject.​

Proxy Pattern

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Problem Statement When upgrading from a monolithic architecture to a

Factory Method Pattern

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The Factory Method pattern is extremely useful when a class

Advanced Engagement Models

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Building an engagement model is the most important element for success for an architecture practice.

Scope and Context

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Scope and context define not only roles but decision levels and rigor. It is an essential part in the objective development of an architecture.

Presenting Effectively

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Learning to present as an architect is as important as any design or technology skill. This module will help you improve your stakeholder outcomes and presentation skills.

Engagement Models Introduction

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An introduction to different types and elements of building an effective engagement model.

Westrum Culture Diagnostic

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The WCD helps teams and organizations understand the culture they are working within to better understand their engagement model.

Viewpoint Template Card

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The viewpoint template card is used to describe a viewpoint used by an architecture practice.

Value Stream Details Canvas

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The values stream detail canvas is a tool used to understand and design the support for value stream capabilities, the teams working on it and the technology to support the value stream.

Value Stream Canvas

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The value stream canvas is used to understand where value is created in an organization driven from customers through control, suppliers and operations.

Transition Roadmap Canvas

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The transition roadmap canvas helps to define the major changes which are needed to transform the business to a state which will meet the vision.

Three Horizon Canvas

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he three horizons canvas is a facilitation tool to allow a practice or group to determine on which of the horizons initiatives fall into based on their impact and investment requirements.

Technical Loan Request Card

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The technical loan request combines the concept of Technical Debt with a repayment schedule in work days, payment, or other means and allows the architect to ensure technical debt is both deliberate and prudent.

Strategy Scorecard Canvas

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The strategy scorecard is a combination of the strategy map and the balanced scorecard. It is used to link initiatives to strategic objectives.

Strategic Roadmap Canvas

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The strategic roadmap canvas provides a description of a portfolio or top level strategic view of a set of initiatives, produce/projects or activities. It can be combined.with strategy scorecards and other Strategy tools to define a direction and set of objectives.

Stakeholder Motivation Canvas

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Stakeholder motivation helps in understanding the status of stakeholders in respect of a particular set of proposed changes. This can be used to understand how stakeholders position themselves in relation to a portfolio of assignments but it can also be used to assess how stakeholders will react to proposed changes in the architecture, and assess if these changes are feasible.

Stakeholder Initiative Canvas

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nvas is useful in determining prioritization of products and projects according a particular stakeholder or a stakeholder group against the initiatives measured value outcomes.

Service Landscape Canvas

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When delivering many services within a large organization, services have to be placed within some sort of organizational structure, otherwise it would be difficult to know who owns the service, where services can be found and how to get access to services. The description of how services are organized is the service landscape. The service landscape is rather like a map for services and contains number of service domains, where a service domain is a logical grouping of services.

Service Interface Design Canvas

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The service interface design canvas fully describes the elements needed to describe a product, service or API delivered by a team.

Persona Card

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OKR Card

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JTBD Forces

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ARS Card

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IT Governance Introduction

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Provides a brief introduction to IT Governance and its history. Useful to begin learning about governance issues.

Architects Roadmap Canvas

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The architects roadmap is used to prioritize, assign and connect multiple initiatives within a value stream. It is essential to align deliveries and opportunities within the architect practice and across large teams.

Layered Roadmap Canvas

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The layered roadmap provides a tool for understanding the business capability changes, technology services and stakeholder changes rolling out over time.

QAT Card

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The quality attribute card

SCARF Stakeholder Assessment

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The SCARF Stakeholder Assessment allows the understanding of how a change, project or other initiative will impact a stakeholder from their point of view.

Stakeholder Engagement Map Card

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The stakeholder empathy map is one of the most useful tools in the stakeholder cards and canvases as it allows a deep dive into stakeholder motivations, communication styles, empathy tools, metrics and communication preferences.

Stakeholder Management Plan

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The stakeholder management plan provides the list of groups and individuals that impact any initiative and forms the core of the stakeholder templates, cards and canvases.

Decision Bias Calibrator (1 of 2)

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The bias calibrator helps architects determine whether cognitive bias is impacting their decisions.

Technology Tracker Card

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The technology tracker helps architects evaluate a new technology tracker for impacts on their environment.

Modern Architecture Landscape One Card

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The modern architecture landscape describes technology types and impact areas for architecture decisions.

Architecture Decision Cascade Card

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The decision cascade card looks for downstream impacts from a technology decision.

Objective Key Results

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OKRs allow the architect to understand and set the objectives the organization is trying to achieve.

Capability Card

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The capability card provides a capability analysis tool for understanding a business capability and its measurements.

Quality Attributes

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“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to

Business Model Canvas

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The BMC provides a business model on a page used for architecture and innovation.

Architecture Decision Record

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The ADR provides a decision management tool for discrete decisions for traceability to ASR and usage.

Reactor Pattern

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The reactor pattern already underpins many of the platforms you use today, and is now one of the most common ways to deal with concurrency.

Bulkhead Pattern

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The bulkhead pattern enforces the principle of damage containment and provides a higher degree of resilience by partitioning the system.