Saturday, December 15, 2007

Teach your Architecture!

A well documented System – and Software Architecture is a great tool to teach your team and other stakeholders. Developers need to know where their place in the system is, to whom they are talking and by what kind of messaging and communicating. This avoids painful integration in the end and makes the development much faster. It’s also beneficial to introduce your project to new members and entities working off- or near shore, wherever, by avoiding this typical learning-on-the-job behavior which slows down the efficiency of a group. Change Management is another aspect. The impact of changes to the system can be examined much faster and in more detail when all parties have an better overview provided by a documented architecture.

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