The Value of a Reference Architecture Framework – Discussion Assignment (Forum Post)
Reference architectures are typically catalogued within a reference architecture framework or “continuum.” This framework captures an increasing level of detail as it goes from the common to the industry-specific, company-wide, and project-specific categories of reference architecture.
Regardless of where along this continuum the reference architecture is extracted, the reference architecture will serve as a starting point for the architectural analysis and design of a specific system. A reference architecture framework is beneficial when it comes to selecting an existing reference architecture, or cataloguing a new reference architecture.
Search the virtual Library or the web to find a case study showing an enterprise that implemented a reference architecture framework.
For this assignment, post a cohesive response that addresses the following:
- Illustrate the value of a reference architecture framework in the context of your case study.
- Identify one benefit and one limitation of that reference architecture framework.
- Propose ways to increase the benefits and reduce the limitations of reference architecture frameworks in a practical situation. Explain your reasoning.