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Best Practices for Implementing Effective Application Architecture

Published: 02 May 2013

ID: G00245355

Analyst(s): Daniel Sholler


Cloud deployments, mobile interfaces and advanced analytics are changing the way in which applications need to be structured. Application managers must ensure that application architecture is effective in improving the versatility, usability, maintainability and robustness of applications.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Determine the Appropriate Scope of Architectural Efforts, Based on Activities Needed to Achieve Architectural Objectives
  • Develop the Specific Architectural Choices and Their Rationale in a Manner Consistent With the Overall Project Type and Method
  • Focus the Production of Architectural Artifacts on the Communications Inherent in the Application Methodology

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