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Anatomy of a Technology Selection
Dell Computer Corporation spent millions preparing to deploy an ERP system before realizing that the solution to one set of issues created a more severe problem

architectural program  this was an obvious architectural choice. However the relationship between design and architecture is not so obvious. Subsequently, after several months of detail work and considerable expense, Dell Computer abandoned this Enterprise Resource Planning program when they realized that it was inappropriate in their environment. The issues were not directly related to the application architecture, but rather to the implications of running a dynamic company with a distributed management philosophy. Velocity

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Getting Beyond the Development Stage


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architectural program  and IBM. Employing an architectural design, the teams quickly identified essential components, created them, and qualified them. Knowing what subsequent iterations would look like allowed simultaneous deployment and validation of the first iteration while designing and qualifying components for the second iteration. Key architectural guidelines that prevented hemorrhaging included: Support for multiple short-cycle iterations of business process design and change at the head office and in stores. Read More

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architectural program  their system meets the architectural principles stated in the vision of the system. These questions are intended to maintain the integrity of the system for future and unforeseen needs, not the immediate needs of the users. Without this integrity, the system will not be able to adapt to these needs. Continually adapting to the needs of the users and the changing technology. The discipline of software architecture is continually changing. The knowledge of software architecture is expanding through Read More

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