Architecture considerations

By | Mar 29, 2018

Below are the concerns of the architect. There are many concerns and many different types of architects responsible for the concerns at different levels.

  • Company
    • Vision
    • Business Model
    • Challenges
  • Business considerations
    • Processes
    • Methodologies
    • Reporting
  • Project
    • Planning
    • Staffing
    • Cost
    • Delivery
    • Stake Holders
  • Team considerations
    • Strengths & Weaknesses
    • How to motivate
    • Understanding of team dynamics
    • Identification of potential issues within team.
  • Business Requirements (Understand the use case\Understand the client)
    • *-ability (Scalability, availability, reliability, perform-ability)
    • Concurrent load – many how concurrent users?
    • Volume – how much data?
    • Interaction types (Real-time response, Delay response)
    • Persistence & Retrieval
  • Technical considerations
    • Technology
      • Hardware
      • Commercial / Open source software?
      • What type of technology to use and where.
      • Benefits of certain technologies over others.
    • Logical processes
      • Process boundaries
      • Identities
      • Transactions
    • Software design
    • Cross cutting concerns.
      • Security
      • Diagnostics
      • Caching
      • Error handling
      • Validation
      • Transactions
  • Risks & Limitations
    • Current Architecture
    • Target Arhitecture
    • Legal (Are there any laws that must be considered for the region of deployment like GDPR)
    • Technology
    • Alternatives
    • HR (Staffing)
      • Skills to fulfill the planned tasks?
      • Political landscape – Regional and within the company.
    • Estimations (with assistance from Domain expert or Team lead)
      • Cost of failure or late delivery
  • Review of architecture in production.

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