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Quick architecture assessment checklist
IT Architecture Assessment
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IT Architecture Assessment
(Score: score with one [1] point for a “Yes” answer and zero [0] for a “No” answer)
Typically customer deciding on a strategy and IT systems realizing it, there is a difference of at least 8 to12 months. In your case, there are no such gaps.

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You have identified the top 5 significant decisions that can adversely impact your software system, selection of the structural elements and their interfaces in next 6 months, 12 months & 3 years

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You are aware of the 10 key issues that govern COMPOSITION of your software structural and behavioral elements into larger subsystem

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You have built traceability between business requirements, system requirements and technology requirements

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You have a framework in place to map Business Process to Function matrix and its mapping to component & service granularity

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You have guidelines about architectural styles that is being used in your system for taking care of functionality, performance, resilience, reuse, technology trade-offs, aesthetic concerns and economic constraints

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Although each component has a life of 6 –18 month ONLY, you have a well-defined architecture framework, reference models in place to ensure system life of 8 to 10 years

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You have a “technology refresh” mechanism in place to enable replacement of obsolete component / technology during development lifecycle of the product/system itself.

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You have a matrix in place to measure dependency between performance parameters and the component modifiability?

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You know which methods in your systems are consuming too much CPU and/or Transaction Time?
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You know which SQL statements are consuming too much Transaction Time
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You have design trades/analysis support verification of Non-Functional (QoS) Requirements
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You have matrix in place for measuring reusable assets (asset type, development hours, no of trial usage, actual deployments, no of rejections, hours saved by reusing asset, asset adoption percentage). Of course, you have already implemented Reusable asset repository.

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Total Score
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Functional
Business
Integration
QoS
Longevity
Modifiability
Performance
Reliability
                                                           
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Key Benefits
 
Functionality, scalability, and adaptability, emphasizing client interaction
 
Identify number of risk themes that can be made subject of intense mitigation efforts
 
Platform independence and use of non-proprietary technologies
 
Even though the system is in development, assessment can be effective in predicting disaster
 
Exchange of information, integration with other software
 
Raising a number of issues related to previous unplanned capabilities
 
Quality of Services (QoS) focusing on reliability, performance, modifiability
 
Identifying issues which are raised by stakeholders
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