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Assessing and Improving Architecture Competence

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: Brochure
  • Topics: Software Architecture
  • Description: Achieving architecture competence will ensure that you realize the benefit of architecture-centric practice, including the alignment of your architecture to your business goals and predictable, routine success in architecture.


The architecture competence of an organization is the ability of that organization to grow,use and sustain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively carry out architecture-centric practices at the individual, team, and organizational levels so as to produce high-quality architectures aligned with the organization's business practices. The SEI research in this area, encapsulated in this information sheet, has been driven by the question "How can we help an organization help its architects to do their best work?"