LAF Footprint

A high resolution diagram showing the whole framework is available at the link below. It is helpful when consolidating the LAF basics.

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LAF White Paper

Laf is fully described in the document available on this site in reading formats. Today WhitePaper is available in English and Polish. New language versions will appear soon.

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Continuous Transformation

The pace, frequency and scope of changes in the world around us force a change in the approach to change management. Since change management has become a new standard, not an emergency, it means that only a continuous transformation of the company will allow it to survive today. LAF not only contributes to the implementation of continuous transformation, it also actively supports it. LAF does this through constant changes in architectural goals and the process of continually striving to achieve them. REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE as a set of capabilities of the application environment is the goal for architectural changes. Each application …

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Institute

Tomasz Michałek-Czerepak tmichalek@lafinstitute.org A developer, solution architect and a managers, with more then 14 years of experience, mostly in financial sector. For more then three years was a head of IT Architecture unit at one of the bigger Polish commercial Bank. Co-Founder and organizer of Warsaw IT Architecture meetup. Tomasz Świerszcz tswierszcz@lafinstitute.org Tomasz has 19 years of experience in supporting the company in providing software from the role of a programmer, through a designer, to a solution architect. His main areas of specialization are software architecture management, distributed systems design and GIS. He is a co-founder of LAF and the …

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LAF setup

Best practices Common language  One of the most important factors for the successful implementation of LAF and consequently achieving a good quality architecture is the development of a common language together with business, programmers and other relevant stakeholders. Appropriately built language allows discussions about architecture between business representatives with each other or with people from the IT department.  This language should be simple and based on a simple definition of what an Application and Capabilities are, and how we can define the future of a given business area. We recommend using the DDD (Domain driven design) concept as a method …

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Elements

LAF consists of three main parts: DEFINITION – This is the part in which architects with other people in the organization create collaboratively artefacts that are the basis for the implementation of architecture. In this part are created:  REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE (RA) – The desired shape of the portfolio of Applications that are to support a changing business.   STANDARDS (ST) – Standards that allow you to maintain the Application environment in a state that allows predictable management  COMPONENT PASSPORT DATABASE (CPD) – Current state of the Application portfolio that facilitates making decisions about whether the Application is suitable for further development. …

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Lean Architecture Framework

Above picture is clickable The pace, frequency and scope of changes in the world around us force a change in the approach to change management. Since the  change management has become a new standard, not an emergency, it means that only a continuous transformation of the company will allow it to survive nowadays.  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 …

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