Objectives, steps, inputs and outputs
- Registration of all events that may impact the architecture
- Resource allocation and management for architecture tasks
- The process or role responsible for architecture resources has to make assessment of what should be done
- Evaluation of impacts
Based on experiences at several organizations over the last few years we have learned that the key to being successful in the area of architecture change management lies in two things: communication and participation. To operationalize this, the organization should have an effective architecture board.
Note that the board should be used for (a) discussing new trends, and (b) making decisions. The board should delegate detailed (impact) analysis to the architecture team whenever possible to make the best use of its time.