Software Architecture Toolkit

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Confirm your organization leads IT strategic and operational Software Architecture planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives against Business Objectives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across your organization.

More Uses of the Software Architecture Toolkit:

  • Coordinate: technical fluency; understanding and considering Software Architecture concepts, schedule tradeoffs, and new opportunities with technical team members.

  • Establish that your organization has solid grasp of software Design Patterns and approaches; understands application level Software Architecture; makes technical trade off decisions at application level.

  • Identify: partner with a mentor to understand the current code base, setup your development and debugging environments, and get ready to tackle problems.

  • Manage a team of deeply knowledgeable engineers that strive to build the most robust and reliable Embedded Systems using cutting edge Software Development tools and practices.

  • Perform Software Architecture design, Code Review and lead technical initiatives related to integrations, software customizations, and Data Management.

  • Be certain that your planning complies; designs, implements and maintains complex databases, access methods, access time, devise allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security.

  • Ensure you contribute; lead systems analyzing to analyze science, engineering, business, and other Data Processing problems to implement and improve computer lead systems.

  • Interact with multiple engineering disciplines (Systems Engineering, Software Development, Validation, Suppliers) to support defect resolution.

  • Steer: System Administration, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, IT Architecture, infrastructure, engineering and Software Architecture design.

  • Develop a new software product from the ground up, staying true to your organizations core values and needs while lending your own creativity to the mix.

  • Create a Software Development schedule for a complex consumer electronics payment product in partnership with Engineering Managers and technical leads.

  • Audit: work effectively with the project team, the Project Management, the customer, the user community and the management team, create Software Architecture document and supporting artifacts for the project.

  • Interact with customers, directly and through the Product Management team, to drive Product Development based on Customer Feedback.

  • Create cutting edge algorithms and analytical techniques to push the boundaries of powerful, scalable applications with massive data sets.

  • Provide high level guidance and direction on project work, making sure that new application projects fit in with an overall Software Architecture and strategic vision.

  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate and improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling functionalities.

  • Lead Software Design review with focus on unit test, regression tests, Test Automation, Software Architecture, Cybersecurity, SOUP evaluation and other areas of related to software risks and Risk Management activities.

  • Confirm your business complies; analysis of customer, systems and safety requirements to derive and develop Software Architecture and software component requirements for different motion Control Systems.

  • Analyze business requirements, develop Technical Designs, design Software Architecture framework, perform Code Review, write stored procedures and triggers, design user interface, deploy and maintain applications, perform client side validation, generate reports.

  • Create intuitive Data Visualizations, Responsive Designs, and highly interactive User Interfaces with reusable components and scalable frameworks.

  • Apply Software Engineering knowledge and skills in support of new Product Development and sustaining efforts, while designing products for reliability, compliance and manufacturability.

  • Ensure you can solve complex problems with your code, can also do so using existing software packages, and have the wisdom to usually lean towards the latter.

  • Write effective code to add or modify test tooling, testing frameworks, and write automated Test Cases using the latest technologies.

  • Analyze business requirements and design applications; Develop custom applications to improve existing processes; Implement sound Software Architecture to support rules, requirements, availability and automation of Business Processes.

  • Manage work with the Agile teams and Solution Architecture Team to determine the best approach ensure the overall Software Architecture supports the project Concept of Operations.

  • Establish Effective Communication and forge relationships with engineers, who use your testing tools and frameworks, to identify issues, gather test requirements to verify bugs, new features and feature enhancements.

  • Methodize: expert knowledge and demonstrated application of relational database principles, Data Management, security, Software Development, and system programming technologies.

  • Reproduce defects in your local environment, integration environments, and write code to fix the bug and release new versions of the tools.

  • Govern: contribution to the customer management process application has proved invaluable in terms of achieving a faster Time to Market for your products and services.

  • Secure that your business complies; DevOps mindset, utilizes Agile Software Development practices, data and testing standards, Code Review, source code management, Continuous Delivery, and Software Architecture.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Software Architecture Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Software Architecture related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Software Architecture specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software Architecture Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Software Architecture improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How difficult is it to qualify what Software Architecture ROI is?

  2. What can you do to improve?

  3. When should a process be art not science?

  4. Why should people listen to you?

  5. Is there any existing Software Architecture governance structure?

  6. Will the controls trigger any other risks?

  7. Will it solve real problems?

  8. Are losses documented, analyzed, and remedial processes developed to prevent future losses?

  9. Are the Software Architecture benefits worth its costs?

  10. What is measured? Why?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Software Architecture book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Software Architecture self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Software Architecture Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Software Architecture areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Software Architecture Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Software Architecture projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Software Architecture Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Software Architecture project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Software Architecture project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Software Architecture project team have enough people to execute the Software Architecture project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Software Architecture project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Software Architecture Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Software Architecture project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Software Architecture project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Software Architecture project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Software Architecture project with this in-depth Software Architecture Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software Architecture projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Software Architecture and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Software Architecture investments work better.

This Software Architecture All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.