EA Series – Episode 36: Creating an Architecture Review Board

The author in this article highlights some important items that should be understood before beginning the task of creating an Architecuture Review Board within your organization. In this post he discusses:

  1. Definition of an Architecture Review Board
  2. Supporting drivers
  3. Goals

According to him, below are the specific drivers that support the creation of an ARB:

  • Better management of budget and overall spend on solutions
  • Transparency in decision making
  • Fully qualified and informed decision making
  • Reduction and management of complexity
  • Greater understanding of the solution portfolio
  • Greater ability to proactively eliminate problem solutions
  • Solution reusability through standardization, topologies and reference models
  • Opportunities for solution consolidation through the greater visibility
  • Awareness and education of architecture thought processes will organically occur and will ultimately lead to behavior of proactive solution rationalization

complete article via MikeTheArchitect

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