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The Value ‘Weave’ provides a view of using the ITABoK on a value stream or large solution.


Architecture Assessments are the methods employed to design, review and assess architecture choices against options and to review the choices made in relation to the outcomes expected in the product/project. The goals of assessment are to find missing elements of architecture, things that wont meet quality attribute requirements or design tradeoffs that are not effective

Usage and Value

Usage and Value is achieved after a product/project is deployed. Many architects and organizations ignore the measurements of how well the product measures against the objects and key results that were used to justify it in the first place. The ITABoK heavily suggests usage information measured on dashboards against OKRs in retrospectives against the deployed

Agile DevOps

Agile DevOps delivery is the heart of most development and IT shops. The ITABoK makes plenty of room for both agile and traditional methods. The basis for the ITABoK is bottom up architecture, meaning architects are actively involved during delivery not in up front design. This means that architects are actively engaged with teams, projects,


Views and Viewpoints give the architect different ways to look at an architecture using different decision making and design paradigms. For example, one might look at the information view of an architecture to understand the data, information and entities in the system or systems. The availability of views is a hallmark of great architecture thinking

Quality Attributes

Quality Attributes are the cross-cutting concerns of an architecture related to its structure and quality attribute requirements. Scalability, usability, flexibility, etc are all considered as a part of the quality attribute assessments and design activities. Each area impacts the others so quality attribute design can be a very powerful tool in understanding the overall functioning


Decisions are the heart of architecture. Understanding why a decision was made, how it impacts the solution, how it interacts with other decisions is the core of a great architecture. Being able to trace decisions to cost, benefit and outcome is the pinnacle of delivery and design. The ITABoK is centered on making decisions easier,


Options are included hear separately but form part of the ITABoK Design Triumvirate (requirements, options, decisions). Understanding and identifying options for a particular design decision is a part of understanding the industry and maintaining and healthy current knowledge base of available technology and strategy offerings. We have included a modern architecture landscape which includes options


Requirements management is a full art and science but what the architect is interested in are Architecturally Signficant Requirements. These requirements come in many shapes and sizes but the architect is interested in requirements that impact structural issues (mostly quality attributes), value (measurable benefits and cost), and constraints (standards, compliance, risk). Resources Article: Learning

Stakeholder Management

The ITABoK is driven by a Stakeholder Led Approach which provides many tools for the architect and team to create a rigorous stakeholder community. Resources Stakeholder article: Organization article: Stakeholder Approach LS: