LAF

Lean Architecture Framework is a collection of best practices which enable the IT environment to respond consistently and quickly to a changing business situation while maintaining its consistent form. It does this by appropriately placing the Architect in the software development process. The architect with the right knowledge can quickly make good decisions.

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Logo

The inspiration for creating our logo was the puffer fish. This fish is probably the best architect among animals. The building, whose visual aspect is to encourage male female meeting, is a place for laying eggs. In addition, the symmetrical structure of the nest causes that the water flows above the nest change, protecting the eggs.

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Architectural Forum

For effective architecture LAF requires great communication between all the architects. To stay independent they need to know the influence of their job on other architects and their areas as well as understand the holistic picture of the whole enterprise. That is why LAF introduced the Architectural Forum as a major communication platform. This  meeting should be held at least once per week and take from 2 to 4 hours. The meeting is for architects to present major discoveries made by them, to agree on used language and shape of Architecture Repository, discuss the output of Reference Architecture, agree on …

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Metrics

While the real transformation towards reference architecture is made in an incremental model by “Solution Vision”, there is a need for metrics to make sure that the organization stays on the right track. It is extremely important, especially in the continuous transformation company development mode. Monitoring of architectural indicators will enable us to: Have a knowledge if organization really changing in architectural layer  Understand on how business decisions affect architecture Make conscious decision on trade-offs between speed, business value and architecture changes Proposed metrics are a good base to monitor that progress and a great source for organization and architect …

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Component Passport Database(CPD)

Another very important artifact is a database containing basic information about the current state of Components. Collected in 3 basic categories: business, technical, financial. This information is gathered to determine what the future of the Component should be. In the business perspective, the Component is assessed for its importance in business processes. The technical category assesses the quality of the code, the quality of delivery processes  and the timeliness of technology with standards.  The financial perspective is an assessment of the cost of Components in the areas of licenses, infrastructure, maintenance, development costs. The financial context of the assessment should …

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Refrence Architecture

It is a long term high-level architectural vision of a particular business area, based on which all the further solution visions should be created. It’s a direction and a guideline for architectural decisions, a “to be” state which most likely will be never achieved. Reference Architecture might be changed before its final implementation due to the changing business and demanding markets.  It is a lightweight design of the desired state of the application environment that will be strived for in the long term. Reference Architecture consists of diagrams with Components, capabilities and interactions between them. IT should also contain a …

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License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Utilizing LAF, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms of the Attribution Share-Alike license of Creative Commons. This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. Disclaimer. You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, …

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Cooperate

If you would like to be a member of the community and contribute to LAF, please contact us. Architect Become a member of the LAF team. You can actively support LAF through: sending conclusions and experiences from implementations submitting proposals for changes submitting errors in the study creating new versions of the study Organization We invite all organizations that have implemented the Lean Architecture Framework or their own agile methodology for architecture management to contact  Organization can: show off your architectural process. co-create the new LAF verse by sharing experiences with others.

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