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Ignition Guide to Creating an Effective Architecture Review Process

Published: 10 December 2015

ID: G00340126

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team

Summary

This guide includes documents that will help you set clear objectives and decisions rights for architecture reviews to secure buy-in, review solutions design effectively without causing bottlenecks, and recruit subject matter expertise to support review decisions.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Steps

Step 1 of 6: Plan the Architecture Review Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Establish the Objectives and Outcomes of the Architecture Review Process

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Set and Communicate the Structure and Methodology of Architecture Reviews

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Recruit Relevant Subject Matter Experts to Advise on Architecture Review Decisions

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Establish Ongoing Support for Architecture Reviews

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor the Architecture Review Process

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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