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Summary

In this chapter, we outlined a simple process of architecture definition, applicable to most software development projects, which you can use to help formulate your plans and schedules.

We started the chapter by defining the principles that our process should adhere to. It should be stakeholder-driven (of course), structured, pragmatic, flexible, and technology-neutral. It must also integrate with your existing software development lifecycle and with established best practices of software engineering.

We explained the context of the process and defined its outcomes; these obviously include specifying the architecture and producing the AD but often extend into other areas, such as better understanding of the problem being solved and management of stakeholder expectations.


  

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