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Defining the Roles and Responsibilities of an Application Architect

Published: 03 April 2013

ID: G00245354

Analyst(s): Daniel Sholler

Summary

Application architecture is a critical discipline in application development, and effective organizations follow similar application architectural practices to increase agility and lower costs. Application managers must define the application architect's role to improve organizational outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Application Architects Should Focus on Outcomes
    • Versatility
    • Usability
    • Maintainability
    • Robustness
    • Innovation
  • Application Architects Should Produce Deliverables and Assist in Their Use in Specific Application Projects
  • Application Architectural Success Should Be Measured in Terms of Improvements in Meeting Economic Architectural Goals
    • Versatility
    • Usability
    • Maintainability
    • Robustness
    • Innovation

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