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5 Actions to Strengthen Your Application Architecture Competency

Published: 25 March 2019

ID: G00377127

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Aashish Gupta


Poor application architecture can impede business agility, impair application performance and create security vulnerabilities. We provide five actions that application leaders must take to strengthen their application architecture competency for digital business and improve business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Communicate the Business Value of Application Architecture
  • Delineate Application Architecture Responsibilities From Other Architecture Roles
  • Change Team Structures to Facilitate Architectural Changes
  • Make Application Architecture Best Practices Pervasive
  • Make Application Architecture a Continuous Process

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