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Use Quality Attributes to Align Business Requirements and Guide Solution Architecture

Published: 09 April 2018

ID: G00341530

Analyst(s): James McGovern


Few organizations have formal quality assurance practices that ensure a consistent approach to solution architecture. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must use quality attributes to improve stakeholder communication and guide architecture to achieve business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Improve Communications With Business and IT Stakeholders Using System Qualities
  • Map Quality Attributes to the Life Cycle Touchpoints
  • Use Quality Attributes Throughout the Development Life Cycle to Ensure (Inherent) Quality
  • Perform Trade-Off Analysis That Is Repeatable and Well-Understood

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