A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT
transformation terms and technical definitions.

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Architectural Style

Architectural Style is the means of describing the features by which the Architecture is designed or expressed.

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Architecture refers to the structure of components, the interrelationships of these components, principles, and guidelines governing the design and evolution of the Architecture over time.

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Architecture Building Blocks

An Architecture Building Block is a constituent component of the overall architecture that describes a single aspect of the overall model.

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Architecture Continuum

The Architecture Continuum, which is a part of the Enterprise Continuum, is a collection of architectural elements, containing increasing detail and specialization.

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Architecture Development Method

The Architecture Development Method (or ADM) is at the core of TOGAF and it provides the step-by-step approach to developing and then using an Enterprise Architecture.

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Architecture Domain

An Architectural Domain is the component area or viewpoint of an Architecture under consideration.

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Architecture Framework

The notion of an Architecture Framework is a conceptual structure used to construct, implement, and maintain an architecture.

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Architecture Governance

Architecture Governance is the approaches and focus by which enterprise architectures and other architectures are organized, ordered, managed and controlled at an enterprise-wide level.

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Architecture Landscape

TOGAF defines the Architecture Landscape as a representation of architectural assets that are planned, or in use by the enterprise at a particular moment in time.

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Architecture Principles

An Architecture Principles is a statement of intent that should be followed or met by the architecture. Architecture Principles are typically used to provide a qualitative assessment of an architecture.

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Architecture Vision

An Architecture Vision is a concise definition of the Target Architecture that describes its value (usually in terms of business value) and the changes to the enterprise of a successful deployment. I

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An Artifact or Artefact are architectural works that describe an aspect of the architecture.

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