Evaluating Digital Architectures

This presentation will explore how architecture analysis can embrace examination of the architecture of digital services using similar techniques to those that have evolved to analyse software systems. But I will suggest that we need to look beyond the traditional Non-Functional Requirements when identifying the architecturally significant requirements that need to be examined. Using a case study drawn from the UK’s leading auto insurer, I’ll show how a quality and capability model, used in conjunction with the Solution Architecture Review Method (SARM), enabled them to evaluate four competing architectures for a transformed insurance claims service supported by a new software system.