Architecture Review Checklist - Applications

Infrastructure Applications      Business Applications      Application Integration Approach


Recommended Questions for Infrastructure ("Enterprise Productivity") Applications

1.  Is there need for capabilities that are not provided through the enterprise's standard infrastructure application products? For example:

2.  Describe the business requirements for enterprise infrastructure application capabilities that are not met by the standard products.


Recommended Questions for Business Applications

1.  Are any of the capabilities required provided by standard products supporting one or more Line-of-Business applications? For example:

2.       Describe the process requirements for business application capabilities that are not met by the standard products.


Recommended questions for Application Integration Approach

1.  What integration points (business process/activity, application, data, computing environment) are targeted by this architecture?
2.  What application integration techniques will be applied (common business objects [ORBs], standard data definitions [STEP, XML, etc], common user interface presentation/desktop)?


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