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Manage Architectural Debt to Enable Continuous Innovation and Delivery

Published: 25 February 2016

ID: G00291303

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton , David Norton


Organizations are aiming to reap the benefits of digital business with continuous innovation and delivery of new systems and solutions to support the business. To avoid getting gridlocked by hasty development that lacks a longer-term perspective, organizations must manage their architectural debt.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Innovation Depends on "Just in Time, Just Enough" Architecture


  • Use Architecture to Enable Design and Reduce Time to Value
  • Define Your Enabling Architecture
  • Make Architectural Debt Visible
  • Manage Your Accrual of Architectural Debt

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