How Can We Evaluate a Digital Architecture?

Posted November 22, 2019 in Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal

Simon Field integrates business capability modeling into SARM, a formal method for developing and evaluating competing designs for solution architectures. In this article, he shows how this technique can be used to build competing designs for “digital services.” SARM focuses on architecturally significant requirements, as these are most likely to be difficult (and expensive) to change once enshrined in the architecture. The framework uses business capabilities as a way of expressing functional suitability, which introduces a layer of abstraction difficult to achieve through other means.

About The Author
Simon Field
Simon Field is Head of Enterprise Architecture at Admiral. Previously, he was CIO advisor/coach at Gartner, Chief Architect at Emirates Group, and CTO at the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Field has been studying architecture review methods, publishing the Solution Architecture Review Method as part of his research on the evaluation of service designs at the University of South Wales. He can be reached at simon.… Read More
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