Be able to pressure test your architecture to ensure it makes sense and is strong enough to withstand questioning and pushback
- Once you've built your architecture…you need to take a step back from it…and pressure test it for quality.…Does it make sense, is it logical?…There are two things to look for.…First, when you're looking at your ideas to determine…if they're distinct you want to make sure the concepts…that you've laid out in your architecture are separate…from one another.…Let's look at this example.…Up here, I'm talking about the dialer, the vendor,…and the money.…Those are distinct concepts from one another.…
With the dialer, I'm talking all about…a piece of technology,…the box with the wires and the lights,…then I'm talking about the people who sell that technology,…the vendors, and then I'm talking about the money…that comes out of that piece of technology…in terms of improved performance.…Those are distinct concepts from one another.…It's pretty clear if I give you an analysis…you could put it in one of those three buckets.…Even at the next level down I'm talking about current…and future functionality,…those thoughts are distinct,…
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- Using the Structured Thought and Communication method
- Selecting an architecture style for your idea
- Testing your idea
- Refining your idea into a story
- Identifying the required facts
- Proving and disproving hypotheses
- Choosing a communication format
- Finalizing your presentation