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 implementation should bring the whole environment closer to achieving this goal. RA is changing due to market and internal organization changes. Constant changes in the pursuit of a changing goal are at the heart of Continuous Transformation. The whole is illustrated in the diagram below.
Diagram showing abstract aspirations for reference architecture