Avancier Methods for Enterprise and Solution Architecture

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Avancier Methods (AM)

AM process – overview of process steps

AM process – with links to detailed processes

AM products and techniques    

AM architecture reference model


AM extra: popular papers

Enterprise and solution architecture: things to know

Other enterprise architecture challenges

Business architecture in EA w notes on TOGAF

Software architecture: Microservices

Software architecture: SOA and the Bezos mandate 


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Enterprise architecture: history, perspectives and realities

Software architecture: principles and patterns


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