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Application Architecture Overview, Part 1: General Context and Scope

Published: 08 December 2010

ID: G00208946

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar, Bruce Robertson


The discipline of application architecture includes planning and design activities at the enterprise and project scope levels of detail, resulting in reusable content and deliverables across application solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Definition of Application Architecture
  • Types of Requirements and Roles
    • AA as a Subset of the ESA
    • AA Must Address Requirements at Multiple Levels of Detail
  • Shared Requirements and Content Across Architectures
  • The Impact of SOA and Metadata Management on AA
    • SOA Helps Justify the Discipline AA
    • AA Reuse Raises Greater Metadata Management Issues

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