Each computer system has its own architecture – either intentional or accidental. While the former one helps to build manageable and predictable system, the later one rather contributes for your project failure, the more likely to happen the larger system is.
The right architecture helps you:
- to understand requirements
- to analyse boundaries and limitations
- to choose right technologies
- to identify and mitigate risks
- to estimate and plan complete development
- to increase visibility of actual costs
The quality and longevity of any software-reliant system is largely determined by its architecture. Decisions made during architecture development phase are the earliest design decisions and the most critical ones. The crucial system parameters, boundaries and limitations are determined In this process and in most cases cannot be changed in further development. That is why system architecture is of critical importance and needs to be done very carefully.
Moreover, although architecture is basically about structure and components, it addresses almost all aspects of a system being built, including cost, quality, performance, maintainability, security, possibility to introduce new features, deployment plan and future system evolution. The right architecture aligns system with your business needs and vision. It helps to understand and control cost and time to market for the entire development and creates a base for successful system delivery and deployment.
A deep expertise in technologies and platforms, knowledge of best practises and proven architectural patterns, enable DTP experts to take right architecture decisions, ensuring that all requirements are well understood and analysed, decisions made are properly documented and evaluated, while implications and risks are identified and mitigated.