Architecture

From Assumptions to Hypothesis to Decision. Better Decisions Through Methodology.

The decisions made by Solution Architects have significant impacts and consequences for the organization and their people. They can have broad impacts on their customers, suppliers, and partners. Significant decisions are not to be taken lightly, so architects need to […]

Refining and Applying Methodology and Rules of Engagement at the Onset of New IT Consulting (B2B) Projects

As a consultant and the director and controller of a software consulting company, I’m often regularly engaged as a consultant on new projects with new clients as part of a contract for services business relationship. As a consultant it’s important […]

Ensuring Your Tactical State Architecture is Practical

When building out architecture (solution/software/integration/digital/etc architecture), it’s important to consider if the context of the architecture fits into tactical or not. What’s a tactical architecture? I define tactical architecture as “temporary” architecture that gets the business to a reasonable target […]

The Strangle Pattern Approach to Enterprise Legacy System Modernization

As architects help enterprises modernize their core capabilities and transition to modern systems as part of digital transformations, the strangle pattern is a useful pattern in the architect’s repertoire. The idea is to slowly drain the life out of a […]

Architecting Your Enterprise APIs Into a Set of API Experiences and the Demise of the Monolithic API

As organizations move to API-lead approaches to architecture and design new API target states for the organization, the concept of a set of publishing a set of experience based API services no doubt come into play. API Management application vendors […]